United States Seventh Circuit

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IN RE: DENNIS E. CARLSON, 00-2902

An unpaid contingency fee for settlement of a legal matter is a legal or equitable interest in property for purposes of 11 USC 541(a) and Illinois case, holding that because the value of the potential contingent fee is uncertain, it is not to be part of the marital estate, did not change this.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/27/2001
  • Decided 08/31/2001
  • Published 08/31/2001

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and MANION, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • William E. Hourigan, William A. Brandt (argued), Chicago, IL, for Debtor-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Steven S. Potts (argued), Chicago, IL, for Trustee-Appellee.