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Undisclosed Fee Sharing Results in Disqualification and Disgorgement in Delaware

Since they weren’t bankruptcy lawyers, the firm wasn’t disqualified for the first nondisclosure offense. The second time, Delaware’s Judge Dorsey ordered disqualification and disgorgement
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Ninth Circuit: Government Doesn’t Pay Counsel Fees on Reversal of Sua Sponte Actions

Will there be occasions where the government must pay a debtor’s counsel’s fees when a U.S. Trustee unsuccessfully opposes a debtor’s initiative?
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Sanctions of $150,000 Upheld Against Nationwide Consumer Firm

When $50,000 in sanctions were not enough to coerce compliance with the Code and Rules, the Eleventh Circuit upheld $150,000 in sanctions for a second violation.
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Complete Disgorgement Is the Default Sanction for Failure to Disclose a Fee Agreement

Anything less than full disgorgement must be supported by ‘sound reasons’ and ‘solid evidence,’ the Tenth Circuit says.
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The Automatic Stay Is a Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card in Chicago

The Seventh and Ninth Circuits may not be on the same page when it comes contempt citations falling under the Section 362(b)(4) exception to the automatic stay.

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