See The Little Puffer Appeal-ies, All In A Row. Affirm! Affirm! Reverse! Reverse! Off We Go.

By John P. Gustafson, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Northern District of Ohio

The District Court has issued the latest decision in a line of cases that have gone to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and now, on remand, is working its way back up the appellate ladder.

The case began with the debtor, Wayne Eric Puffer (“Mr. Puffer”), signing a fee agreement on April 5, 2007. About a year later, on February 29, 2008, Mr. Puffer filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. Berliner v. Pappalardo, In re Puffer, 453 B.R. 14, 18-19 (D . . .

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