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Lawyer loses bid to collect from client’s tax refunds (access required)

A bankruptcy judge has blocked a lawyer’s efforts to collect on an unpaid legal bill, ruling that a state court’s “turn over” orders did not constitute valid liens against as-yet undelivered federal tax refunds. The decision means the lawyer’s entire $17,507 judgment for legal fees, costs and interest will be discharged in bankruptcy, despite orders from ...