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Lawyer-landlord fined $5K for bankruptcy stay violation (access required)

An Alexandria lawyer who pursued collection efforts after a tenant filed for bankruptcy has been hit with $5,000 in punitive damages for what the judge labeled “flagrant violations” of legal protections for debtors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin R. Huennekens said attorney Craig E. Baumann – as an experienced member of the bankruptcy court bar – should ...