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In re Wingerter

Creditor appealed an order of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, that imposed sanctions under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011(b). The bankruptcy court concluded that the creditor failed to with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011(b) to make a reasonable inquiry into the basis of its claim before filing the proof of claim because it made no effort to comply with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3001(c) and Official Bankr. Form 10.
Ruling: 
Appeal of nonmonetary sanctions imposed by bankruptcy court dismissed as moot and calling for an impermissible advisory opinion.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 08,2008, LexisNexis #1108-021

American Residential Mortg. LP v. Thayer (In re Thayer)

Appellant chapter 7 debtors challenged four orders of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, two of which determined that a mortgage on the debtors'property should be reinstated and remain in effect, and the other two imposed monetary sanctions on the debtors' counsel for alleged violations of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011.
Ruling: 
Sanctions against debtor's counsel in dispute over status of mortgage lien reveresed as position taken was not without legal support.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2008, LexisNexis #0408-105