Underlying Bankruptcy: In re Nicolette Basel-Johnson, 05-36481
Issued: April 17, 2007
Judge: John H. Squires
Trustee: Brenda Porter Helms
Note: This opinion is unpublished
Summary: This opinion, another lucid examination of the law from Judge John Squires of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, explores standards for summary judgment in the context of a 523(a) fraud claim. The opinion begins by examining standards generally applicable to Federal cases via Rule 56, proceeds through to Rule 7056 of the Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and finally Local Bankruptcy Rules 56.1 and 12.