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Creditor sanctioned for violating automatic stay (access required)

Where the creditor had notice of the automatic stay, violated it by seizing the debtor’s property and then refused to return the property, the court awarded the debtor compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees and punitive damages. Background Jenny Lynn Edwards filed a voluntary Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2018. Edwards alleges that B&E Transport LLC violated ...