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By Wm. Houston Brown, United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Debtor’s Attorney - Suspension of firm upheld. The District court affirmed the 90-day suspension of Law Solutions Chicago, LLC (d/b/a UpRight Law, LLC), with the record supporting the bankruptcy court’s findings that the firm failed to adequately represent the debtor in a “simple” consumer case. Disgorgement of fees was appropriate under § 526(c)(1) when the firm failed to provide the debtor with a properly executed written contract. The suspension and sanctions were narrowly tailored as required by In re First City . . .

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