In re Gallo

Ruling: 
Creditors sanctioned for persisting in collection efforts despite actual notice of chapter 13 case.
Procedural posture: 
Debtor moved for sanctions, including damages and attorney's fees, against respondent creditors under 11 U.S.C.S. § 362(k) on claims that they persisted in efforts to collect amounts owed by debtor on a deed of trust despite the fact that they had actual notice of the fact that debtor had filed a chapter 13 case and that such conduct violated the automatic stay in § 362.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2012, LexisNexis #1012-046