866 F.3d 775 (7th Cir. 2017), 16-3424, In re Peregrine Financial Group, Inc.

Docket Nº16-3424, 16-3425
Citation866 F.3d 775
Opinion JudgeRovner, Circuit Judge.
Party NameIN RE: PEREGRINE FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., Debtor, v. IRA BODENSTEIN, Appellee, SECURE LEVERAGE GROUP, INC., et al., Appellants, and COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, Intervenor-Appellee. ROBERT MILLER, et al., Appellants, v. IRA BODENSTEIN, Trustee of Estate of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., Appellee
AttorneyFor ROBERT MILLER, FARGO 500 LLC, GAINESVILLE COINS, INC., on behalf of themselves and other persons and entities similarly situated, Appellants (1:15-cv-04260): Michael C. Moody, Attorney, Michael John O'Rourke, Attorney, O'ROURKE & MOODY, Chicago, IL. For IRA BODENSTEIN, Trustee of estate of Pe...
Judge PanelBefore WOOD, Chief Judge, and RIPPLE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
Case DateAugust 07, 2017
CourtUnited States Courts of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)

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866 F.3d 775 (7th Cir. 2017)

IN RE: PEREGRINE FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., Debtor,

SECURE LEVERAGE GROUP, INC., et al., Appellants,

v.

IRA BODENSTEIN, Appellee,

and

COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, Intervenor-Appellee.

ROBERT MILLER, et al., Appellants,

v.

IRA BODENSTEIN, Trustee of Estate of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., Appellee

Nos. 16-3424, 16-3425

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

August 7, 2017

Argued May 30, 2017

Amended August 8, 2017.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. No. 1:14-cv-05024 -- John J. Tharp, Jr., Judge.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. No. 1:15-cv-04260 -- John J. Tharp, Jr., Judge.

For ROBERT MILLER, FARGO 500 LLC, GAINESVILLE COINS, INC., on behalf of themselves and other persons and entities similarly situated, Appellants (1:15-cv-04260): Michael C. Moody, Attorney, Michael John O'Rourke, Attorney, O'ROURKE & MOODY, Chicago, IL.

For IRA BODENSTEIN, Trustee of estate of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., Appellee (1:15-cv-04260): Terence G. Banich, Attorney, Carrie Ellen Davenport, Attorney, Robert M. Fishman, Attorney, SHAW GUSSIS FISHMAN GLANTZ WOLFSON & TOWBIN LLC, Chicago, IL.

For SECURE LEVERAGE GROUP, INC., TREASURE ISLAND COINS, INC., DAVID G. BEYERLEIN, RICHARD MEDLEY, MICHAEL KRALL, Appellants (1:14-cv-05024): Vivian R. Drohan, John Patrick Drohan, III, Attorney, DROHAN LEE LLP, New York, NY; Michael C. Moody, Attorney, Michael John O'Rourke, Attorney, O'ROURKE & MOODY, Chicago, IL.

For IRA BODENSTEIN, Appellee (1:14-cv-05024): Terence G. Banich, Attorney, Carrie Ellen Davenport, Attorney, Robert M. Fishman, Attorney, SHAW GUSSIS FISHMAN GLANTZ WOLFSON & TOWBIN LLC, Chicago, IL.

For COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, Intervenor - Appellee (1:14-cv-05024): Kavita Kumar Puri, Attorney, Anne Stukes, Attorney, COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC.

Before WOOD, Chief Judge, and RIPPLE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

OPINION

Rovner, Circuit Judge.

This is a consolidated appeal from judgments entered by the bankruptcy court and affirmed by the district court, in favor of the defendant Ira Bodenstein, the Chapter 7 trustee of the estate of Peregrine Financial Group (" Peregrine" ). Peregrine was a registered futures commissions merchant (FCM) and a registered forex dealer member of the National Futures Association. In...

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