Goldberg v. Clay (In re Smith)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Referral fee paid to debtor's attorney upon settlement of debtor's civil action ordered disgorged.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff chapter 7 trustee sought the disgorgement of a referral fee received in the post-petition period by defendant, chapter 7 debtor's bankruptcy attorney, on the grounds that the fee was received in violation of 11 U.S.C.S. § 504(a).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2008, LexisNexis #0109-067