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Partial Dirt-for-Debt – Valuation – Appeals – Post-Petition Interest Adjustment (access required)

Bate Land Co. LP v. Bate Land & Timber LLC (VLW No. 017-2-211, 21 pp.) (Duncan, J.) 16-2037; Dec. 6, 2017; USDC at Wilmington, N.C. (Boyle, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The bankruptcy court has specialized expertise in valuing property, and ...

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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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