Northern District

Chandler, In re

Ruling: 
It was improper for the bankruptcy court to assume that the attorney's services required legalexpertise rather than requiring the attorney to meet its burden to be awarded compensation.(5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2022, LexisNexis #0322-004

Pitner, In re--Seifert v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to recover part of debtor's income tax overpayment as the governmenthad a right to setoff and the validity of that right could not be questioned under nonbankruptcy law. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2021, LexisNexis #0122-016

Lugo, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reconsider denied where the required information had not been filed by the statutory deadline and case was automatically dismissed by operation of law. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 08,2018, LexisNexis #0119-034

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed and debtor barred from further filings for 1 year and until all fees were paidin full as he misrepresented his intent to complete his obligations. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 22,2018, LexisNexis #1118-007

Fields, In re--Fields v. Wade

Ruling: 
In personam judgment against debtor issued by state court was void as garnishment judgment imposed personal liability on the debtor for a discharged debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2018, LexisNexis #0718-043

Ross, In re--O'Connor v. Ross

Ruling: 
Court dismissed homeowner's complaint to bar debtor's discharge where debtor's quick action to amend his schedules failed to show that he was trying to hide property from the trustee or his creditors. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 10,2018, LexisNexis #0718-051

Francis, In re--Ind. ex rel. Hill v. Francis

Ruling: 
Debt to the state was exempted from debtor's discharge as he approved invoices for payment that overstated the work performed by the sewer project contractor and accepted kickbacks. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2018, LexisNexis #0718-036

Loy, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for contempt was denied as collection efforts were directed only to thenondischargeable penalty portion of the debtor's obligation. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 26,2018, LexisNexis #0618-075

Ross, In re--Ind. ex rel. Ind. Dep't of Workforce Dev. v. Ross

Ruling: 
Debt from benefit payments were nondischargeable as the IDWD relied on the truthfulnessof the debtor's applications. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2017, LexisNexis #0118-012

Perkins, In re--Ind. ex rel. Ind. Dep't of Workforce Dev. v. Perkins

Ruling: 
Court ruled that benefit overpayments debtor received from the IDWD should be exceptedfrom discharge as the debtor received unemployment compensation benefits while working.(Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2017, LexisNexis #0118-013

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