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In re Pearce

Debtor filed a petition under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and objected to four claims that were filed against her bankruptcy estate. The court sustained the debtor's objection to three of the four claims and took under advisement the question of whether one of the creditors should be sanctioned for filing its proof of claim.
Ruling: 
Court declined to sanction creditor that purchased claims from original creditor for filing proofs of claim.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 01,2008, LexisNexis #0109-098

In re Withrow

The court issued an order requiring the attorney for a chapter 7 debtor to show cause why he should not, pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011(c)(1)(B), be sanctioned on account of alleged misrepresentations, omissions, and errors in the debtor's bankruptcy schedules, Statement of Financial Affairs, and Rebuttal of Presumption of Abuse.
Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney sanctioned for failure to meet obligations to review schedules and resolve or explain contradictions and inconsistencies.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 03,2008, LexisNexis #0708-129

Harris v. United States (In re Brown)

Plaintiff/movant trustee filed an adversary proceeding to determine the extent and validity of defendant United States' (acting through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)) claim for taxes and for criminal restitution. Pending was the trustee's motion for sanctions pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011(c). Respondent debtor did not file a response.
Ruling: 
Debtor sanctioned for repeated filing of frivolous, meritless, and harassing motions against trustee.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2008, LexisNexis #0308-105