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Summaries by Bonnie Clair

Banco Panamericano, Inc. v. City of Peoria, Ill.

Citation:
No. 17-1019 (7th Circuit, Jan 11,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
In an opinion decided by quorum due to Judge Posner's retirement, the Court found that the plain language of the subject lease permitted the City to retain structures and improvements on City...
Judge(s):
Hamilton, Bauer, Posner
Tag(s):

IN RE: ONESTAR LONG DISTANCE, INC.

Citation:
Nos. 16-1940 & 16-2094 (7th Circuit, Sep 22,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Seventh Circuit affirmed the rulings below to hold $1.9 million paid by the debtor pre-petition unavoidable under Code § 547(c)(4). The Court found that the Bankruptcy Court reasonably used a...
Judge(s):
Sykes, Posner, Easterbrook
Tag(s):

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):

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):

Metrou v. M.A. Mortenson Co. and Schuff Steel Co.

Citation:
Metrou v. M.A. Morteson Co., No. 14-8030, --- WL --- (7th Cir. Mar. 23, 2015)
Ruling:
In a matter of first impression at the appellate level and reversing the decision below, the Seventh Circuit declined to utilize judicial estoppel to cap a Chapter 7 trustee's potential recovery in...
Judge(s):
Easterbrook, Flaum, Williams
Tag(s):

Hotel 71 Mezz Lender LLC v. The National Retirement Fund

Citation:
Hotel 71 Mezz Lender, LLC v. The National Retirement Fund, No. 14-2034, --- WL --- (7th Cir. Feb. 6, 2015)
Ruling:
The Court reversed and remanded a sua sponte grant of summary judgment against a party that also unsuccessfully moved for summary judgment. The Court found that, absent a record "clear beyond...
Judge(s):
Rovner, Bauer, Tinder
Tag(s):

Cirilli v. Bronk (In re Bronk)

Citation:
Cirilli v. Bronk (In re Bronk), Nos. 13-1123 & 13-1516, --- WL --- (7th Cir. Jan. 5, 2014)
Ruling:
Applying Wisconsin law, the Court reversed the ruling that only account beneficiaries and not account owners could exempt college savings accounts and affirmed the ruling that the annuity in...
Judge(s):
Sykes, Manion, Kanne
Tag(s):

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):

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):

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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