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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

Cadle Co. v. Pratt (In re Pratt)

The matter was remanded to the court from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The district court had affirmed the denial of a motion for sanctions filed by plaintiff company against defendant debtor, but reversed the court's decision to award attorney's fees and costs to the debtor's attorney. The matter was remanded so the court could determine whether an attorney fee award to the debtor's counsel was warranted.
Ruling: 
Debtor's counsel awarded fees in costs for successful defense of motion for sanctions.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2008, LexisNexis #0908-035

The Cadle Co. v. Pratt (In re Pratt)

On appeal from the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, appellant challenged a bankruptcy court's denial of its motion for sanctions against counsel for appellee debtor in an underlying chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding and an award of attorney's fees debtor's counsel.
Ruling: 
Denial of sanctions was proper but appeal of award of attorneys fees dismissed due to remand for further proceedings.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 08,2008, LexisNexis #0408-140