Perron v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Citation:
No. 1:12-cv-01853 (7th Circuit, Jan 11,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment to a mortgage lender, finding that the lender’s responses to informational requests substantially complied with RESPA...
Judge(s):
Sykes, Easterbrook, Williams
Tag(s):

Smith v. Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.

Citation:
16-1422 & 16-1423 (7th Circuit, Dec 22,2016) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:

The co-debtor stay shields a non-debtor only if the debtor is liable on a consumer debt along with the non-debtor and a consumer debt does not include a debt for which the debtor is not...

Judge(s):
Flaum, Kane, Magnus-Stinson (Flaum)
Tag(s):

Loventhal v. Edelson

Citation:
16-1290 (7th Circuit, Dec 21,2016) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:

Tenancy by the entirety property transferred to a trust is exempt, pursuant to 522(b)(3)(B), because, applicable state law, the Illinois Joint Tenancy Act, provides that such property is...

Judge(s):
Posner, Kanne, Sykes
Tag(s):

Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. v. Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC

Citation:
Nos. 16-1690, -1692 (7th Circuit, Dec 14,2016) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:

In a pithy opinion by Judge Posner, the Court found that applicable New York law prohibits a party from obtaining the benefits  of a contract while failing to shoulder the burdens of that...

Judge(s):
Wood, Posner, Rovner
Tag(s):

Trentadue v. Gay (In re Trentadue)

Citation:
In re Trentadue, No. 15-CV-388 (7th Cir. Sept. 14, 2016) (unpublished).
Ruling:
In the bankruptcy context, attorney’s fees awarded relating to a child support case constitutes a priority, non-dischargeable domestic support obligation under 11 U.S.C. § 507(a)(1).
Judge(s):
Kanne, Ripple, and Williams.
Tag(s):

In the Matter of Ferguson

Citation:
In re Ferguson, No. 15-3093 (7th Cir. August 23, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling:
In the bankruptcy context, an appeal lacks jurisdiction when a case is remanded deciding only an issue without resolving the underlying dispute, because such decision is not final.
Judge(s):
Shadid, Easterbrook, Rovner, and Hamilton.
Tag(s):

Owens v. LVNV Funding, LLC

Citation:
Owens v. LNVN Funding, LLC, Case Nos. 15-2044, 15-2082, 15-2109 (7th Cir. Aug. 10, 2016)
Ruling:
Majority: The filing of a proof of claim, by a debt collector, on a "stale debt" is not, in and of itself, a false, deceptive, or misleading practice prohibited by the Fair Debt Collection...
Judge(s):
Flaum & Bauer, with Wood dissenting.
Tag(s):

Zeddun v. Griswold (In re Wierzbicki)

Citation:
Zeddun v. Griswold (In re Wierzbicki), Case No. 16-1334 (7th Cir. July 27, 2016).
Ruling:
Promising not to pursue essentially meritless litigation is not reasonably equivalent value when exchanged for an interest in a farm valued at $151,000.00 and the benefit of avoiding further family...
Judge(s):
Wood, Rovner, Hamilton (Per Curium)
Tag(s):

FTI Consulting, Inc. v. Merit Management Group, LP

Citation:
FTI Consulting, Inc. v. Merit Mgmt. Group, LP), Case No. 15-3388 (7th Cir. July 28, 2016).
Ruling:
The safe harbor provision of 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) does not shield a transfer of funds through a financial institution acting only as a conduit between the debtor and the transferee, neither of which...
Judge(s):
Wood, Posner, Rovner (Wood)
Tag(s):

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