Judge Nakagawa

In re Sponhouse

Debtors' former attorney was ordered to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed against him concerning his filing of two deficient chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions for the debtors.
Ruling: 
Debtor's former attorney ordered to disgorge fees for filing of two deficient chapter 7 petitions on behalf of debtor.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2012, LexisNexis #1212-102

In re HyLoft Inc.

Debtor corporation filed a petition under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and a trustee who was appointed to administer the debtor's bankruptcy estate filed a motion seeking an order under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019 that approved an asset purchase agreement and a compromise of claims her attorney negotiated with parties that had an ownership interest in the debtor. Several creditors filed objections to the trustee's motion.
Ruling: 
Approval of settlement denied absent proof of maximum benefit to the estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2011, LexisNexis #0711-068

In re Endoscopy Ctr. Of S. Nev. LLC

The chapter 11 trustee sought the approval by the court of a mediated settlement agreement he reached with debtor's insurance company as to proceeds to be paid under a claims made medical professional liability policy to settle multiple tort claims brought against the debtor by creditor patients, pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019.
Ruling: 
Trustee's settlement of multiple tort claims with insurance company approved over objection of debtor's manager.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 23,2011, LexisNexis #0711-101

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