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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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First Weber Group, Inc. v. Horsfall

Citation:
13-1026
Ruling:
The circuit court affirmed the district court's ruling, but not without comment. The appeal was on several grounds, but this summary focuses on the primary 523(a)(6) analysis, which includes...
Judge(s):
Wood, Manion, and Tinder (Circuit Judges).
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In re Clark

Citation:
Case Nos. 12-1241 and 12-1255, 7th Cir. Court of Appeals (decided April 23, 2013)
Ruling:
Reversing the district court, the 7th Circuit panel agreed with the bankruptcy court (450 B.R. 858 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 2011)) that IRA "retirement funds" lose their character once they are...
Judge(s):
Frank Easterbrook, Chief Judge; Joel Flaum, Circuit Judge; Ann Williams, Circuit Judge.
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In re Castleton Plaza, LP

Citation:
Case no. 12-2639, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (decided February 14, 2013)
Ruling:
On a direct appeal from the bankruptcy court, the 7th Circuit panel held that a new value plan in which new investment in the debtor is provided by a spouse that was not an equity investor in the...
Judge(s):
Frank Easterbrook, Chief Judge; Joel Flaum, Circuit Judge; Ilana Rovner, Circuit Judge. Opinion by Judge Easterbrook.
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Wigod v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Citation:
Case no. 11-1423, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (decided March 7, 2012)
Ruling:
Overturning the district court, the 7th Circuit panel held that a plaintiff successfully pled various state law contract and tort claims against a mortgage servicer that she alleged improperly...
Judge(s):
Kenneth Ripple (Circuit Judge); David Hamilton (Circuit Judge); Sue E. Myerscough (District Court Judge - CD Illinois - sitting by designation). Opinion by Hamilton; concurrence by Ripple.
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