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    In re Olsen, 322 B.R. 400 (March 2005) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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    In re Gladney, No. 03-31411-svk (unpublished) (August 2004) -- Chief Judge S.V. Kelley
    Trustee not allowed to unabandon property.


    In re Pokrzywinski, 311 B.R. 846 (July 2004) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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) -- Chief Judge S.V. Kelley
    Wholesale (liquidation) value is the proper valuation for the redemption of collateral under Bankruptcy Code § 722.


    In re Childers, 311 B.R. 232 (June 2004) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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 Howard, 311 B.R. 230 (June 2004) -- Chief Judge S.V. 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 Guseck, 310 B.R. 400 (May 2004) -- Chief Judge S.V. Kelley
    No need to reopen closed no-asset case to add unscheduled creditors to discharge "garden variety" debts.