In re Messer

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Ruling: 
Debtors were awarded damages after a mortgage creditor willfully violated an automatic stay by intentionally initiating a foreclosure proceeding.
Procedural posture: 
Debtors filed a motion for sanctions pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(h), alleging that a mortgage creditor and its attorney violated the automatic stay that was implemented when they filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 13.
Issue: 
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