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Statutory Interpretation – Bankruptcy – UCC

This interlocutory bankruptcy appeal presents a matter of first impression for our court: whether Illinois’s version of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code requires a financing statement to contain within its four corners a specific description of secured collateral, or if incorporating a description by reference to an unattached security agreement sufficiently “indicates” the collateral.

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Attorney Fees

Wendy Waitzman and Joseph Waitzman, trustees of the Wendy J. Waitzman Living Trust (the Waitzmans) appeal from a judgment finding that the Waitzmans violated the Declaration of Condominium Ownership (the Declaration) by failing to obtain approval from Lolie’s West Bay Condominium Association (the Association) prior to remodeling their unit to a two-story building.

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Statute of Frauds – Unjust Enrichment – Supplemental Jurisdiction

Mountain Crest SRL, LLC (“Mountain Crest”), brought this action, alleging that Anheuser Busch InBev SA/NV (“Anheuser-Busch”) and Molson Coors Brewing Company (“Molson Coors”) had conspired to damage Mountain Crest’s beer exports to Ontario, Canada, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1– 2. Mountain Crest also alleged that Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors were enriched unjustly in violation of Wisconsin law.

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Small Claims – Judgment

In this small claims action, Kareen Kuecker, pro se, appeals a judgment of the circuit court ordering her to give possession of a motorcycle to her sister, Michelle Merkes, unless an agreement was reached by Kuecker and Michelle as to the purchase price of the motorcycle and that price was fully paid before a day specified in the judgment.

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