NY Couple Awarded $47K After Post-Ch. 7 Discharge Pursuit

Law360, New York (December 2, 2016, 8:37 PM EST) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Thursday awarded a couple more than $47,000 in sanctions against banks including Wells Fargo and the law firm Duane Morris LLP for violating a bankruptcy discharge injunction multiple times by attempting to foreclose on the wrong property.

Husband and wife Jon Dogar-Marinesco and Manuela Mihailescu had a piece of property foreclosed on in 2010 after being discharged from their Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings in 2009, and they repurchased a second,16-acre parcel they used to own from the bankruptcy trustee. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia G. Morris said the banks and Duane Morris committed “serious discharge violations” by attempting to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!