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No Petition Dismissal for Fee Nonpayment (access required)

A bankruptcy court erred in sua sponte dis­missing appellant’s chapter 7 petition solely for failure to pay the administrative notice fee, and without any notice or hearing for pe­titioner; the Danville U.S. District Court va­cates the dismissal and remands the matter. A bankruptcy court has the inherent power to sanction abusive litigation practices, but in exercising ...

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