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Tag Archives: U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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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Liquidating Trust Protected from Subpoena (access required)

 A Richmond U.S. Bankruptcy Court grants a motion for protection filed by debtor Circuit City Stores Inc. Liquidat­ing Trust for protection from a foreign subpoena issued at the behest of Toshi­ba Corporation and Toshiba Electronic Components Inc. in connection with ...

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