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In re Banner

Ruling: 
Attorneys sanctioned for agreeing to represent a chapter 13 debtor in filing and then abandoning their representation without notice to the debtor and permission of the court.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2016, LexisNexis #0616-140

Robbins v. Barbour (In re Futreal)

Ruling: 
Counsel sanctioned for improperly splitting fees pursuant to a sham agreement in attempt to avoid fee sharing disclosure obligations.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 05,2016, LexisNexis #0616-035

In re Paciocco

Ruling: 
Suspended attorney sanctioned for unauthorized practice of law by continuing to assist clients with preparation of schedules and bankruptcy advice.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 03,2015, LexisNexis #0915-140

In re Tran

Ruling: 
Lawyer sanctioned and ordered to forfeit fees in debtor's second case filed electronically before the lawyer had the debtor's signature on paper petition.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 17,2014, LexisNexis #1114-070

In re Tucker

Ruling: 
State court filings did not provide a basis for Rule 9011 sanctions against creditor and counsel.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 29,2014, LexisNexis #0914-138

In re Vaughan

Ruling: 
Attorney suspended and ordered to disgorge fees due to failure to file documents, timely appear at §341 meetings or accurately disclose fees.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2014, LexisNexis #0214-035

In re Smith

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys' fees and costs ordered disgorged due to filing of unsigned, unverified schedules and failure to advise debtor of credit counseling requirement.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2014, LexisNexis #0214-069

In re Dickson Props. LLC

The court issued an order directing counsel for the debtor to appear and show cause why sanctions should not be imposed.
Ruling: 
Counsel sanctioned for representing two debtors, LLC and its sole member, in separate cases, as well as creditors, creating insoluble conflict.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 05,2012, LexisNexis #0612-138

In re Sullivan

The United States Bankruptcy Administrator filed a motion for sanctions against the debtor's attorney on account of manual changes the attorney made to the Official Form 22A-- Chapter 7 Statement of Current Monthly income and Means-Test Calculation.
Ruling: 
Manual changes to debtor's schedules by attorney were not grounds for sanctions absent fraud or improper action.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2011, LexisNexis #0911-103

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