Happy Holidays! Sharp Thinking No. 175 Perspectives on Developments in the Law from Sharp-Hundley, P.C. December 2019 Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation Creates Judicial Estoppel Confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan is a sufficient benefit to estop the bankruptcy debtor from prevailing on an inconsistent position taken in state-court litigation the existence of which was…Read More
A mortgagee who was entitled to a property insurance payment may not sue the insurer on the policy after the insurer’s payment check is fraudulently endorsed by a co-payee, a panel in the Appellate Court’s First District has held.Read More
There are no circumstances that would ever justify an attorney filing a bankruptcy petition, the
supporting schedules, or the debtor’s Statement of Financial Affairs (“SOFA”) without first obtaining
the debtor’s actual signature thereto, the chief judge of a Texas bankruptcy court has held.
By John T. Hundley, Jhundley@lotsharp.com, 618-242-0246
A provision making obligors personally liable if they resist foreclosure on an otherwise non-recourse obligation is enforceable, a panel of the Illinois Appellate Court in Chicago has held.