Critical Case Comment

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee

In re Puffer, 478 B.R. 101 (Bankr. Mass., Sept. 27, 2012) (Boroff)

Where a debtor’s lack of good faith in filing a bankruptcy case stems from poor advice given by a debtor’s attorney, an obstacle to compensation to that attorney on account of such services is virtually insurmountable.           

Case Summary

The Puffer case presents a long and tortured history.  Mr. Puffer had about $15,000 of unsecured debts.  His anticipated disposable income amounted to about $100 per . . .

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