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Lardas v. Grcic

Ruling: 
An aunt lacked standing to raise her claim that partners schemed to deprive her nephew of hisinterest in a shopping center as the interest has already been sold to good faith purchasers. (7thCir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 03,2017, LexisNexis #0317-006

Liebzeit v. Intercity State Bank FSB (In re Blanchard)

Ruling: 
Mortgage on vendor's interest in land contract was valid under state law and had priority over trustee's avoidance powers.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 14,2016, LexisNexis #0516-055

Estate of Cora v. Jahrling (In re Jahrling)

Ruling: 
Debt for legal malpractice was nondischargeable due to fiduciary defalcation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2016, LexisNexis #0416-050

Smith v. SIPI LLC (In re Smith)

Ruling: 
Tax sale of debtors' property properly avoided as constructively fraudulent.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 20,2016, LexisNexis #0216-090

Brown v. UAL Corp. (In re UAL Corp.)

Ruling: 
Motion to reopen case to allow debtor's former employee to pursue discrimination claims properly denied due to creditor's long delay in filing.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 31,2015, LexisNexis #0116-109

State Bank of Toulon v. Covey (In re Duckworth)

Ruling: 
Security agreement referencing incorrect date of promissory note could not be enforced against the trustee.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 21,2014, LexisNexis #1214-094

Spaine v. Community Contacts Inc.

Ruling: 
Debtor had standing to pursue employment law suit abandoned by trustee and allegedly disclosed orally to the bankruptcy court.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 17,2014, LexisNexis #0714-061

Grede v. FCStone LLC

Ruling: 
Prepetition transfer to investor was made in connection with a securities contract and was protected from avoidance by the safe harbor provision.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2014, LexisNexis #0414-023

In re OReilly & Collins

Ruling: 
Stay prevented creditor from pursuing alter ego claims in state court where claims coincided with fraudulent transfer claims in debtor's bankruptcy.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 03,2014, LexisNexis #0714-007

In re Knight-Celotex

Appellant debtor appealed the decision by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, affirming a bankruptcy court's order permitting the debtor companies' (companies) chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee to assign to a bank certain causes of action that the companies' estate held against the debtor as an individual. The debtor and the companies had filed separate bankruptcy proceedings.
Ruling: 
Debtor companies' D&O claims against debtor could be assigned to bank.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 05,2012, LexisNexis #1012-005

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