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In re Trentadue, No. 15-CV-388 (7th Cir. Sept. 14, 2016) (unpublished).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In re Ferguson, No. 15-3093 (7th Cir. August 23, 2016) (unpublished)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):

Wittman v. Koenig

Citation:
Wittman v. Koenig, No. 15-2798 (7th Cir. July 26, 2016) (unpublished opinion).
Ruling:
Annuities complying with §72 of the Internal Revenue Code satisfy Wis. Stat. §815.18(3)(j)’s compliance requirement, and thus may be claimed as bankruptcy exemptions if they meet additional...
Judge(s):
Posner, Williams, and Hamilton
Tag(s):

Arlington Capital, LLC v. Bainton McCarthy LLC, et al. (In re GT Automation Group, Inc.)

Citation:
In re GT Automation Group, Inc., No. 1:14-CV-98 (7th Cir. July 8, 2016) (unpublished).
Ruling:
In the bankruptcy context, an appellant lacks standing if it is unable to realize any economic benefit from a potential reversal.
Judge(s):
Posner, Williams, and Pallmeyer (District Judge of the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation.)
Tag(s):

Germeraad v. Powers, No. 14-CV-03128 (7th Cir. June 23, 2016) (unpublished).

Citation:
Germeraad v. Powers, No. 14-CV-03128 (7th Cir. June 23, 2016) (unpublished).
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court has discretion to modify a Chapter 13 plan based on an increase in the Debtors’ post-confirmation income.
Judge(s):
Bauer, Williams, and Adelman (District Judge of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation)
Tag(s):

UTC of Sparrer Sausage Co., Inc. v. Jason's Foods, Inc.

Citation:
UTC of Sparrer Sausage Co., Inc. v. Jason's Foods, Inc., Case No. 15-2356 (7th Cir. Jun. 10, 2016)
Ruling:
The Bankruptcy Court and District Court applied too narrow of a baseline range in determining whether preference-period payments made by a debtor were subject to the subjective ordinary course of...
Judge(s):
Flaum, Williams, and Sykes
Tag(s):

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