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In re Madison

Movant, a chapter 13 trustee, filed an objection in several bankruptcy cases to proofs of claims filed by respondent creditors regarding certain postpetition, preconfirmation fees included in the proofs of claim. The creditors filed responses in each case.
Ruling: 
Reasonable attorneys'fees for work related to filing a proof of claim were awarded, but the court required the creditors to show that they were oversecured before the fees were allowed.
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Jamrose v. DAmato (In re DAmato)

Defendant debtors filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 7 of the Code. Plaintiff creditors filed an adversary proceeding to have the debtors'debt to the creditors, and others similarly situated, deemed nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) (2002). The creditors filed a motion for summary judgment under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7056.
Ruling: 
Debt was deemed nondischargeable where the debtors had willfully and maliciously caused injury to the creditor customers by using fraudulent marketing efforts.
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