Briggs v. Labarge (In re Phillips)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Ruling: 
Attorney violated Bankruptcy Rules by filing bankruptcy petition for the debtor without meeting with the debtor to confirm that the debtor authorized second filing.
Procedural posture: 
Appellee trustee moved for sanctions against appellant attorney, alleging that the attorney violated Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011 by filing a bankruptcy petition for the debtor without meeting with the debtor or obtaining the debtor's signature. The bankruptcy court agreed and imposed sanctions. The bankruptcy appellate panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's order. The attorney appealed.
Issue: 
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