This post was prepared by yours truly, with contributions from Phil Bradford, a financial web content writer. Phil graduated from New York University School of Law and recently joined Herald University as a reporter. He has also written for websites such as debtfreeguys.com and disabilitycanhappen.org An now, on with the post… Those who’ve exhausted their financial options or...Read More
In this case from right in our neighborhood - Joliet, Illinois - the Bankruptcy Court and 7th Circuit agree that using the market value of property instead of its artificially low disposal price in a tax sale reflects the real intent of both Bankruptcy law and Illinois law. At the same time, both Courts agree...Read More
This case in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, resulted in a Summary Judgment finding despite the assertion by the Debtor-Defendant of his 5th Amendment Right to be free from self-incrimination. Specifically, this Adversary Case arose from the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filed by Arthur Friedman ("Debtor"). Creditor-Plaintiff, American Eagle Bank...Read More
The Bankruptcy Court pries apart a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings brought by banks and servicers that claim to be entitled to collect mortgage payments from the Debtor while peering into the world of securitized mortgages - the process of bundling loans into trusts, slicing trusts into securities, and trading those securities on Wall...Read More
Priority disputes can be played out in Bankruptcy court. Take the case of In re Jones, in which Chapter 11 Debtors owned several pieces of property encumbered with mortgages cross-collateralized with other property of the Estate. That's when the trouble started...Read More
Debtors should address debts well before creditors obtain judgments and file citations to discover assets. If they don't, they could end paying both their most aggressive creditors and the Trustee in a double-whammy.Read More
After losing nearly $11 billion since 2001, in November 2011 American Airlines sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In Chapter 11 the debtor company remains in control of its business assets subject to a plan of reorganization approved by creditors and the Court. In American’s case despite traumatic changes at the top, painful labor reform, and...Read More
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