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Tag Archives: Judge Brian F. Kenney

Firm’s post-petition control over garnished funds violates stay (access required)

Where a law firm continued to exercise control over garnished funds after receiving notice of the debtor’s bankruptcy filing, it violated the automatic stay. The debtor was awarded attorneys’ fees, but because she did not suffer damages and the firm’s ...

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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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