§ 526

Zambrano, In re

Ruling: 
Court required disgorgement of half of the fees for an attorney whose certifications wereknowingly not truthful. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 07,2022, LexisNexis #1222-085

Prophet, In re

Ruling: 
Fee agreements were void and unenforceable as counsel failed to comply with materialrequirements imposed on attorney-client relationships and fee agreements. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 05,2022, LexisNexis #1222-041

Poole, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney sanctioned and ordered to disgorge fees as he failed to represent the debtor at themeeting of creditors and there was a clear and consistent pattern of violating the bankruptcycode. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 03,2022, LexisNexis #0922-065

Swinhart, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney was ordered to disgorge the entirety of the fees charged for a plan that wasfinancially harmful to the debtor but beneficial to the attorney. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 03,2022, LexisNexis #0922-063

Allen, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered debtors' attorney to disgorge the entirety of the fees charged to cover the costsassociated with filing the bankruptcy petition as his compensation disclosure was plainlymisleading and inconsistent. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 03,2022, LexisNexis #0922-064

Lewis, In re--United States Trustee v. Deighan Law LLC

Ruling: 
Trustee stated a claim for a civil penalty against a law firm for debt relief agency violations asthe complaint clearly alleged the firm delayed in preparing debtor’s case and did not respondto the debtor's inquiries. (Bankr. D. Or.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 13,2022, LexisNexis #0822-011

Siegle, In re

Ruling: 
Post-petition agreements were void as they made statements that were untrue and misleadingand constituted misrepresentations about the applicant's services. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 19,2022, LexisNexis #0722-065

Barendregt, In re

Ruling: 
Injunctive and civil penalties were imposed against debtors' attorney for failing to file a Fed.R. Bankr. P. 2016(b) disclosure. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2022, LexisNexis #0622-088

Croasmun, In re

Ruling: 
Injunctive relief was warranted as debtor's attorney was a debt relief agency and demonstrateda clear and consistent pattern and practice of filing misleading service disclosures. (Bankr. D.Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2022, LexisNexis #0622-089

Soliday, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor's attorney was found to have failed to comply with the bankruptcy code,rules, and local rules, providing grounds for imposing sanctions and injunctive relief. (Bankr.D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2022, LexisNexis #0622-090

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