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Ariane Holtschlag Interviewed at ABI Winter Meeting

We are proud to share an exclusive interview conducted by Bill Rochelle of the ABI with Ariane Holtschlag, FactorLaw’s bankruptcy attorney, regarding some of the cutting edge consumer issues in the Northern District of Illinois. Watch the inter… Read More
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Boston Judge Allows Conversion to Chapter 13 Just to Prevent the Sale of a Home

As reported by the American Bankruptcy Institute on December 29 2017, a Boston Judge Allows Conversion to Chapter 13 Just to Prevent the Sale of a Home Consumers are entitled to convert a chapter 7 case to chapter 13 even if the only reason is to pre… Read More
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New Discovery Rules in Chicago's Federal Court

The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois just changed the discovery rules for how and when parties can get information and documents from their opponents in federal lawsuits. If you are involved in a federal lawsuit, it is important t… Read More
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Credit Scores May Improve After Bankruptcy

One question people often have about bankruptcy is how it will affect their credit scores. In a recent article (link), Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group, shows that credit… Read More
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Seventh Circuit gives unto CEOC an appellate victory on bankruptcy court equitable powers

Caesar’s Entertainment Operating Company (along with numerous affiliates, collectively “CEOC”) filed the largest bankruptcy in Chicago’s bankruptcy court in recent memory. Large chapter 11 filings in Chicago have been rare ever since the Kmar… Read More
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James Liu Joins FactorLaw

Attorney James Liu joined FactorLaw as an associate in the Downtown office effective October 12, 2015.  Prior to joining FactorLaw, James was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Jack B. Schmetterer of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northe… Read More
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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a transfer designed to hinder, delay or defraud a creditor renders the amounts owed to the creditor non-dischargeable. Read More
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Bankruptcy Filings Through First Three Quarters of 2015 Fall 11 Percent from 2014; Commercial Filings Fall 17 Percent

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, U.S. bankruptcy filings totaled 629,570 during the first nine months of 2015 (Jan. 1-September 30), an 11 percent decrease from the 705,728 total filings during the same period a year ago, according to… Read More
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Pocket Dialers Beware

A cellphone user who unknowingly places a call doesn’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy in conversations exposed to the person on the other end of the line, a federal appeals court said on Tuesday.  In this case, a senior executive of… Read More
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Zane Zielinski Joins FactorLaw

FactorLaw is pleased to announce that Zane Zielinski has joined us as a partner, specializing in bankruptcy, real estate transactions and commercial litigation. We are excited to have Zane as part of our team, and believe he adds considerable depth t… Read More
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