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08 B 17148, 08 B 17149

Movant asked the court to impose sanctions against the Debtors, Dental Profile, Inc. and Dentist, P.C. (the “Debtors”), Dr. Husam Aldairi ("Aldairi" ) the sole owner of the Debtors, Paul M. Bach ("Bach") former counsel for the Debtors, and Cindy M. Johnson, counsel for Aldairi, pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011 and section 105(a) of the Bankruptcy Code. Movant argued that the Debtors, Aldairi, and Bach violated Rule 9011 by filing the bankruptcy cases for the improper purpose of delaying her from collecting her judgment and that, accordingly, the filing was an abuse of the bankruptcy process in violation of section 105(a). The court found that the Debtors’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions were filed for the improper purpose of frustrating, hindering, and delaying the Movant in the collection of her judgment and imposed sanctions pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 9011 solely against the Debtors and Aldairi. The court issued a separate judgment order herein imposing sanctions in the amount of $314,536.34.

Thursday, March 31, 2011