United States v. Bey

Citation:
United States v. Bey, No. 13-2810, 2014 WL 6765108 (7th Cir. Dec. 2, 2014).
Ruling:
The Court affirmed the Defendant's conviction for failure to surrender to serve her sentence for bankruptcy crime on grounds that the attorney-client privilege did not prevent the admission of...
Judge(s):
Wood, Bauer, Hamilton
Tag(s):

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

Citation:
In Re: David L. Duckworth, State Bank of Toulon v. Charles E. Covey, Ch. 7 Trustee for David L. Duckworth, Case Nos. 14-1561 and 14-1650 (7th Cir. Nov. 21, 2014) (unpublished)
Ruling:
Parol evidence cannot be used against a bankruptcy trustee to reform a security agreement or to correct the mistaken identification of the debt to be secured. The lender cannot obtain reformation...
Judge(s):
Flaum, Rovner, Hamilton
Tag(s):

Skavysh v. Katsman (In re Katsman)

Citation:
Skavysh v. Katsman (In re Katsman), No. 13-C-1881 (7th Cir. Sept. 23, 2014)
Ruling:
The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's holding, affirming that a Chapter 7 Debtor is not intitled to a discharge under Section 727(a)(4)(A), even in a "No-Asset" case, when she...
Judge(s):
Posner, Rovner and Williams, Circuit Judges.
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Greene v. U.S. Dept. of Education

Citation:
Greene v. U.S. Dep't of Education, Case No. 13-3257 (7th Cir. Oct. 27, 2014) (unpublished)
Ruling:
The reasons for making some counterclaims compulsory are to prevent harassment by the filing of repeated claims and to avoid duplicative litigation. Stating that any counterclaim that ultimately...
Judge(s):
Posner, Flaum, Sykes
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Richardson v. Koch Law Firm, P.C.

Citation:
Richardson v. Koch Law Firm, P.C No. 12-3868
Ruling:
Court of Appeals Holding: Since the State Court vacated the initial default judgment, justification for the District Court’s dismissal under Rooker-Feldman no longer exists. Additionally,...
Judge(s):
Chief Judge Wood; Judge Easterbrook; Judge Sykes
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KDC Foods v. Gary, Plant, Mooty

Citation:
KDC Foods, Inc. v. Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A., No. 13-3678, --- WL --- (7th Cir. Aug. 15, 2014)
Ruling:
The Court held that the causes of action accrued when the debtor should have discovered the facts constituting the fraud and had sufficient information to make it aware of the need to investigate...
Judge(s):
Tinder, Hamilton, Kapala (sitting by designation)
Tag(s):

Levin v. Miller

Citation:
App. No. No. 12-3474 (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) - August 14, 2014
Ruling:
The Seventh Circuit held that the derivative claims held by the trustee of a bankrupt bank holding company against former managers were assigned by federal law to the FDIC, and upheld the district...
Judge(s):
Wood, Easterbrook, Hamilton (Opinion by Easterbrook; concurrence by Hamilton).
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C.P. Hall Co. v. Columbia Casualty Co.

Citation:
C.P. Hall Co. v. Columbia Cas. Co., No. 13-1306, 2014 WL 1628119 (7th Cir. Apr. 24, 2014).
Ruling:
The Court held that an excess liability insurer lacked standing to object to a settlement between a debtor and one of its primary insurance coverage providers. The Court followed its precedent to...
Judge(s):
Posner, Flaum, Rovner
Tag(s):

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