§ 329

Brown, In re

Ruling: 
Bifurcated pre-petition and post-petition fee arrangements between debtors and legal counselwere permissible if they were reasonable. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 16,2021, LexisNexis #0821-002

Cargill, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney ordered to disgorge fees because some services were not performed competently.(Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2021, LexisNexis #0721-028

Schroeder, In re--Schroeder v. Stewart

Ruling: 
The attorney was ordered to disgorge all the fees he had received from the debtor. (Bankr. N.D.Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-076

Rosales, In re--Morris v. King

Ruling: 
Defendant's noncompliance with § 329(a) warranted full disgorgement of attorney fees andexpenses disbursed from the personal injury settlement. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 26,2020, LexisNexis #1220-028

Stewart, In re--SE Prop. Holdings, LLC v. Stewart

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court abused its discretion when it imposed a lesser sanction on debtor's attorneyfor failure to disclose fee arrangement without good reason. (10th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2020, LexisNexis #0920-077

Gafford, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel was to receive compensation for fees associated with representing the debtor in a workers compensation proceeding as the contract allowed for counsel to recover 20 percent of the benefits. (Bankr. W.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 25,2020, LexisNexis #0820-028

Krisiak, In re

Ruling: 
Disgorgement of fee was warranted where bankruptcy counsel could not provide legalservices to complete Chapter 13 cases and assist debtors with post confirmation issues. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2020, LexisNexis #0520-055

Quiroz, In re

Ruling: 
Court awarded fees and costs for services rendered by law firm in connection with a motionfor relief from stay and for preparing debtors' declaration. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2019, LexisNexis #0120-055

Frillman, In re

Ruling: 
Settlement of motion for sanctions was approved as it was reasonable and in proportion to theattorney's failure to provide his clients with adequate representation and administrativeburdens that his conduct had placed. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2019, LexisNexis #1119-028

Stewart v. Stewart

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in deciding to impose a sanction of less than thefull amount of fees received by an attorney who violated the disclosure requirements. (B.A.P.10th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 04,2019, LexisNexis #0819-026

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