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In re Canopy Financial, Inc.

Citation:
In re Canopy Financial, Inc., No. 12-3239 (February 28, 2013) (Easterbrook, Posner and Tinder, Circuit Judges).
Ruling:
Affirmed. Though a trial judge has discretion to excuse some negligent errors under the equitable “excusable neglect” standard of Pioneer Investment Services Co. v. Brunswick Associates L.P.,...
Judge(s):
Easterbrook, Chief Judge, Posner and Tinder, Circuit Judges. Conlon, District Judge. Wedoff, Bankruptcy Judge.
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U.S. v. Johns

Citation:
Case No. 11-3299 (7th Cir. July 17, 2012)
Ruling:
Court of Appeals upheld criminal convictions of Johns on all four counts of bankruptcy fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 152(8), 18 U.S.C. § 157, 18 U.S.C. § 1519, and 18 U.S.C. § 152(5). Court of...
Judge(s):
Easterbrook, Flaum and Wood. Opinion by Circuit Judge Flaum.
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In re USA Baby, Inc.

Citation:
Case Nos. 11-2018, 11-2026 (7th Cir. March 28, 2012)
Ruling:
Abitration provisions in creditors' contracts, even if enforceable or enforced, do not destroy bankruptcy court jurisdiction over a debtor's bankruptcy case.
Judge(s):
Posner, Wood and Tinder
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In re IFC Credit Corp.

Citation:
First Chicago Bank & Trust v. Leibowitz (In re IFC Credit Corp.), Ch. 7 Case No. 09-27094, Adv. No. 09-01230, aff'd No. 11-cv-1976, No. 11-2172 (7th Cir. Dec. 5, 2011).
Ruling:
Affirmed. The rule prohibiting pro se corporate filings is nonjurisdictional. Even though a pro se corporate filing is defective, it can be cured by an amended petition signed by an attorney...
Judge(s):
JJ. BAUER, POSNER AND WOOD
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In re Longview Aluminum, L.L.C.

Citation:
In re Longview Aluminum, L.L.C., No. 10-2780 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011).
Ruling:
Because the question of "insider" status is a mixed question of law and fact, the Court of Appeals reviewed the underlying judgment de novo. If a preference defendant is an "insider" of the...
Judge(s):
Circuit Judges Bauer, Flaum and Williams, with Judge Bauer writing for the Court. Affirming District Judge Der-Yeghiayan, who affirmed Bankruptcy Judge Wedoff of the Northern District of Illinois.
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In re XMH Corp.

Citation:
Nos. 10-2596, 10-2597, 10-2598, 10-2599 (7th Cir. July 26, 2011)
Ruling:
The Court of Appeals AFFIRMED the District Court's reversal order thereby permitting assignment of an alleged trademark sublicense absent licensor's consent. Purchaser argued that the District...
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