Here in Kosciusko County, Indiana, we have a local court judge that ALWAYS rules in the landlord's favor. I know this from personal experience and that of others. One only need to watch the local newspapers to see where this guy is coming from.
In January 1999, my husband and I had our Chapter 13 bankruptcy finalized. Every debt was cleared. This was in South Bend, Indiana.
A landlord, we became behind to, was listed. We did say in the bankruptcy if he worked with us financially through the economic woes we would pay him. He evicted us. We told him to appear for the bankruptcy, I have property being held, where he could get the federal courts to go in and sieze it, collecting his money. He refused.
When the landlord took us to court, we presented the federal bankruptcy court documents to show the bill was cleared. The judge, Judge Joe Sutton, refused to acknowledge the papers and granted the ex-landlord $3,000! This includes his accounting of what we owe, which is incorrect. Aside from the bankruptcy writing this off, I was injured on the property and he did not pay the medical bill, he did a driveway incorrectly and he caused the exhaust to be ripped off (over $350) damage, he walked in on my husband in the shower...etc....then in court Mikolaj Woronko proceeded to give me the finger within 9" of my face and yell statements at me and the judge sits there and laughs! Everyone, including myself, was horrifiedthat the judge permitted this as no bailiff was called.
We appealed his decision. We said in county court he cannot overrule a bankruptcy. He said he can do what he wants and now he is letting this man proceed with garnishment!
What is the matter with the judicial system here? This judge is running amuk here.
There's a person I know who's family is trying to sue the judge now. However, the judgement for them will be appealed.
What kind of rip off is this?!??! Case #43DO3 9909-SC-001549
When we called federal court, they told us to hire an attorney. So far, we have been unable to find one that will represent us. Legal aid doesn't exist in this county. No lawyer wants to go up against him on this from the private ones we've talked to, they won't even consider it!