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

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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 ...

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‘Arrogant defiance’ (access required)

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Struggling con­sumers in­creasingly are seeking finan­cial help from online lenders, but consumer lawyers warn the relief may be only temporary. High interest rates and fees, levied through relentless bank with­drawals, sometimes bring consumers to the bankruptcy they hoped to avoid, ...

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Unheeded advice: Law firm avoids blame in prosecution (access required)

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A government contractor that faced federal charges after disregarding lawyers’ advice on use of prohib­ited employees failed to prove a legal malpractice claim against its law firm, a bankruptcy judge has ruled. The decision absolved a now-defunct Washington firm of ...

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Trustee May Pursue Debtor’s Title VII Claim (access required)

Although plaintiff has received a chapter 7 discharge, her bankruptcy case has been reopened and the bankruptcy trustee may pursue debtor’s Title VII claim against defendant community college, which debtor did not disclose in her earlier bankruptcy proceeding; the Norfolk ...

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Court Affirms Lifting Automatic Stay (access required)

After debtor received multiple opportunities to comply with bankruptcy court directives, the bankruptcy court did not err in lifting the automatic stay and dismissing her chapter 13 petition, says a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court. Court orders The bankruptcy court dismissed petitioner’s ...

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