A Legal Helpers attorney in Seattle, Washington, filed a Motion for Sanctions against a car lender for wrongfully repossessing a car after a bankruptcy case was filed.
Online PR News – 02-July-2010 – – Northbrook, IL A Legal Helpers attorney in Seattle, Washington, filed a Motion for Sanctions against a car lender for wrongfully repossessing a car after a bankruptcy case was filed. The client's car was repossessed 39 days after the Meeting of the Creditors. Legal Helpers (http://www.legalhelpers.com) immediately filed a Motion for Sanctions for a stay violation under §§ 11 USC 521(a)(6) & (7). The creditor responded by claiming that reaffirmation agreements are due 30 days from the 341 hearing, citing 521(a)(2) and 321(h). After argument, the Judge ruled in the client's favor, stating that the debtor has 45 days from the 341 hearing to reaffirm on a debt and that repossessing the car after 39 days was a violation of the stay.
The client was awarded $1,000 for damages and attorneys' fees.
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