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Dorsey v. United States Dept of Educ. (In re Dorsey)

Ruling: 
Sanctions not warranted for creditor's use of debtor's failure to redact debtor's birth day and month and loan number from loan application and note filed with the court.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 01,2015, LexisNexis #1215-139

In re Dobbs

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney disbarred for forging debtor's name on chapter 13 petition and credit counseling certificate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 20,2015, LexisNexis #0915-069

Fugitt v. Mississippi Dept of Revenue (In re Fugitt)

Ruling: 
Motion for sanctions denied due to debtor's failure to allow creditor to amend answer.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2014, LexisNexis #0314-105

In re Jones

Ruling: 
Suspended attorney barred from bankruptcy practice for 24 months due to asking another person to make e-filings using his account.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2014, LexisNexis #0214-070

In re Noyola

A chapter 13 debtor filed a case with the assistance of counsel in violation of an order dismissing his prior case with prejudice to refiling for 180 days. The court issued an order to show cause why the case should not be dismissed with prejudice to refiling for two years and why counsel should not be sanctioned for failing to comply with the prior court order pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011(b).
Ruling: 
Case dismissed as filed in violation of prior prejudicial dismissal order but without sanction against counsel.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 18,2013, LexisNexis #0213-070

In re Pastran

Chapter 13 debtor, by and through her counsel, filed an application of for allowance of compensation and reimbursement of expenses, pursuant to either 28 U.S.C.S. § 1927, 11 U.S.C.S. § 105(a), and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011, to be assessed against two mortgage loan servicing creditors.
Ruling: 
Award of attorneys' fees and expenses against creditor mortgagees for bringing allegedly unfounded stay litigation denied in absence of bad faith.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2011, LexisNexis #1011-103

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

In re Brown

In an order to show cause, the court directed a debtor's attorney to show cause why his attorney's fees should not be disgorged and why he should not be sanctioned under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011(c)(2) for his failure to properly represent the debtor.
Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney's fees ordered disgorged due to failure to make sufficient inquiry into debtor's prior filings.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 16,2007, LexisNexis #1207-094