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In re Gary E. Peel

Citation:
In re Gary E. Peel, No. 13-1547 (7th Cir. Aug. 2, 2013).
Ruling:
1) A non-lawyer can sign and file bankruptcy documents under Illinois law, since those tasks do not require legal knowledge or skill. 2) An ex-wife's claim to divorce settlement agreement...
Judge(s):
Posner, Flaum, Tinder
Tag(s):

Teed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions, L.L.C.

Citation:
Nos. 12-2440, 12-3029 (7th Cir. March 26, 2013)
Ruling:
Successor liability is appropriate in suits to enforce federal labor or employment laws-even when the successor disclaimed liability when it acquired the assets, unless there is a good reason to...
Judge(s):
Posner, Flaum, Williams
Tag(s):

In re American Capital Equipment, LLC

Citation:
In re American Capital Equipment, LLC, Case No. 10-2239 (3d Cir. July 25, 2012).
Ruling:
Time of Confirmability Determination Bankruptcy judges can determine a Chapter 11 plan is unconfirmable without first holding a confirmation hearing where: (1) the plan is "patenty unconfirmable,...
Judge(s):
Fisher, Vanaskie, and Roth
Tag(s):

Zemeckis v. Global Credit & Collection Corp.

Citation:
Zemeckis v. Global Credit & Collection Corp.
Ruling:
In a fact-driven inquiry, the Seventh Circuit held that threats of legal action and collection puffery on the front of a dunning letter (a bill collection communication) could not "overshadow"...
Judge(s):
Seventh Circuit Judges Flaum, Williams, and Tinder.
Tag(s):

Burtch v. Milberg Factors, Inc.

Citation:
Case No. 10-2818 (3d Cir. Oct. 24, 2011; 2011 WL 5027511
Ruling:
A defendant violates Section 1 of the Sherman Act by engaging in concerted action that imposes an unreasonable restraint on trade. An unreasonable restraint on trade (under the per se standard) is...
Judge(s):
Greenaway, Jr. (opinion), Sloviter, Roth
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