(6th Cir B.A.P. Feb. 5, 2015)
The Sixth Circuit B.A.P. affirms the bankruptcy court’s orders sanctioning an attorney and denying that attorney’s motion seeking recusal of the bankruptcy judge. The bankruptcy court ordered the attorney to pay over $200,000 in fees and costs incurred by the trustee in disallowing the attorney’s client’s claim, because the attorney presented arguments without merit. In this sixty-page opinion, the court addresses the bankruptcy court’s authority to enter the sanctions order and determines that the arguments presented in support of the claim were frivolous. The bankruptcy court did not err in denying the recusal motion. Opinion below.
Author: Matt Lindblom