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Judge Jacqueline P. Cox

04 A 02333, 04 B 09265

United States Trustee made a variety of legal challenges to a bankruptcy petition preparer’s conduct under various subsections of 11 U.S.C. § 110 in two separate chapter 7 cases. After conducting an evidentiary hearing, the court found that the bankruptcy petition preparer violated 11 U.S.C. § 110(b)(1), § 110(c)(1)-(2) and § 110(g)(1). The court imposed the maximum fine for each violation. The court also granted the United States Trustee’s request under 11 U.S.C. § 110(j) for an injunction permanently barring the defendant from operating as a bankruptcy petition preparer.

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

In re John McAniff
July 21, 2004

02 B 38990, 03 A 04408

In re George S. Craig
June 29, 2004

03 B 31025, 03 A 04341

In re Bob Okon
June 15, 2004

02 B 46207

Chief Judge Pamela S. Hollis

97 B 16918, 02 A 01859

Upon reconsideration, Debtor satisfied all three elements of the Brunner test and her student loan was discharged pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 523(a)(8). Availability of income-contingent repayment plan did not preclude finding of undue hardship.