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Bennett v. Society of Lloyds (In re Bennett)

Debtor filed an adversary proceeding against appellee judgment creditor, seeking an order allowing him to offset the amount of a judgment the creditor obtained in a district court by the amount of a judgment that was entered by a British court. The bankruptcy court found that the action was frivolous, and it ordered the debtor's attorney to pay the creditor's attorney fees in the amount of $ 23,305. The debtor's attorney appealed.
Sanctions against debtor's attorney for filing frivolous proceeding upheld and fees awarded to creditor for defending appeal.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 24,2008, LexisNexis #1008-105