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In re Paschal

(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Nov. 5, 2014)

The bankruptcy court awards the chapter 13 debtor attorney fees and punitive damages to be paid by the creditor for its willful violation of the automatic stay. 53 more words

Bankruptcy Court For Western District Of Kentucky

Debt Collection A to Z: K is for Knowingly

We all make mistakes and they carry consequences.  Forgiveness can be applied in certain situations.  However, knowingly doing things that violate the law is a different matter.  144 more words

Consumer Law/Consumer Protection

Liticaphobia

Liticaphobia is the fear of lawyers or being sued. Seems like a reasonable fear given the suit happy culture in which we all live. Many people believe their ills, mistakes, sickness, and bad judgment can be rewarded by lawyers who no longer chase ambulances – they advertise on TV. 294 more words

Social/political Commentary

In re Polston

(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Oct. 21, 2014)

The bankruptcy court awards the debtor $2,369 in attorney fees and punitive damages to be paid by the secured creditor, who failed to appear at the stay violation hearing. 37 more words

Bankruptcy Court For Western District Of Kentucky

Can an Injured Plaintiff in Tennessee Recover Punitive Damages?

The most common types of damages awarded in personal injury cases fall within a broad category known as “compensatory damages.” Compensatory damages, which include things like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, are awarded to put the plaintiff back in the position he or she was in before the injury occurred. 369 more words

Punitive Damages