§ 329(a)

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

Schatz, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys were required to disgorge attorneys fees for failing to comply with thefinancial transaction disclosure requirements. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 06,2019, LexisNexis #0719-053

Dynowski, In re

Ruling: 
Court found clear and convincing evidence of debtor's attorney's bad faith and willfulmisconduct after filing cases without being a member of the bar of the court and failing to filea fee disclosure as required by the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2017, LexisNexis #0417-003

In re Healty

Ruling: 
Law firm ordered to disgorge retainer paid by debtor in anticipation of bankruptcy. (Bankr.E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 08,2016, LexisNexis #0916-037

In re Olson

Ruling: 
Fees ordered disgorged due to debtor’s attorney’s failure to file proper fee disclosures or appearance arrangements.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 16,2016, LexisNexis #0716-035

In re Michaud

Ruling: 
Compensation disallowed and debtor's counsel's appearance stricken due to insufficient disclosures.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 01,2014, LexisNexis #1214-108

In re Hall

Ruling: 
Damages for stay violations awarded in reduced amount due to failures by debtor's attorneys to file § 329(a) statements.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2014, LexisNexis #1014-075

In re Wegesend

Ruling: 
Debtors' attorneys' fees denied due to numerous serious errors and violation of disclosure standards.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 03,2014, LexisNexis #0714-107

In re Ivens Props.

Ruling: 
Sanctions were appropriate where debtor's attorneys failed to file required compensation disclosure statement.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 18,2014, LexisNexis #0714-072

In re Bergae

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys' fee application allowed with reductions for poor quality of work, unauthorized second lawyer on the case and time charged by unqualified paraprofessional.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 11,2014, LexisNexis #0514-037

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