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In re Olsen, 322 B.R. 400 (March 2005) -- Judge Kelley
In a lien avoidance action under Bankruptcy Code § 522(f), real property which was once contiguous to the homestead dwelling but then severed from it, is not "reasonably necessary" for the Debtors’ use as a home under Wis. Stats. § 990.01(14).

In re Bowles, 318 B.R. 129 (December 2004) -- Judge Kelley
Wisconsin's "theft by contractor" statute does not apply to a project in Illinois, for purposes of a nondischargeability action under Bankruptcy Code § 523(a)(4).

In re Spraggins, 316 B.R. 317 (October 2004) -- Judge Kelley
The replacement value for consumer goods purchased within 90 days of filing the bankruptcy petition is the purchase price of the goods. For automobiles, the purchase price is the presumptive replacement value, unless other evidence is presented.

In re Bungert, 315 B.R. 735 (September 2004) -- Judge Kelley
Proof required for entry of a default judgment in a nondischargeability action under Bankruptcy Code § 523(a)(2)(A) for credit card debt.

In re Gladney, No. 03-31411-svk (unpublished) (August 2004) -- Judge Kelley
Trustee not allowed to unabandon property.

In re Pokrzywinski, 311 B.R. 846 (July 2004) -- Judge Kelley
Simple interest, not add-on interest, is the proper method for calculating the amount of interest required on a Chapter 13 plan.

In re Bouzek, 311 B.R. 239 (June 2004) -- Judge Kelley
Wholesale (liquidation) value is the proper valuation for the redemption of collateral under Bankruptcy Code § 722.

In re Howard, 311 B.R. 230 (June 2004) -- Judge Kelley
The injunction provision of Bankruptcy Code § 109(g)(2) is permissive, rather than mandatory. See also Grossman v. Beal (In re Beal), 347 B.R. 87 (E.D. Wis. 2006).

In re Childers, 311 B.R. 232 (June 2004) -- Judge Kelley
Inability to pay does not establish the fraudulent intent necessary for the entry of a default judgment in a nondischargeability action for NSF checks.

In re Guseck, 310 B.R. 400 (May 2004) -- Judge Kelley
No need to reopen closed no-asset case to add unscheduled creditors to discharge "garden variety" debts.

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