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Kolsmala v. Autosport Intl Inc.

Bankruptcy trustee filed an adversary proceeding against a corporation that was placed into chapter 7 bankruptcy, a person who owned the corporation, a person who bought a race car from the corporation's owner, and others, claiming, inter alia, that the car belonged to the corporation's bankruptcy estate and the buyer committed contempt of court. The trustee's claims against the buyer were tried to the court.
Ruling: 
Postpetition purchaser of debtor's race car held in contempt for failure to surrender car.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 23,2012, LexisNexis #0712-001

Zaidi v. Felger (In re Zaidi)

Attorney filed an adversary proceeding against chapter 7 debtor, seeking a determination that a judgment he obtained in a California court was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2)(A). The debtor opposed the attorney's action and filed a motion seeking sanctions under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011. The case was tried to the court.
Ruling: 
Judgment for attorneys' fees was dischargeable where debtor had informed attorney of inability to pay but attorney continued to charge fees.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 23,2012, LexisNexis #0712-020

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