United States Third Circuit

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In Re: Lansaw, 16-1867

In a case arising out of repeated violations of the bankruptcy automatic stay of debt collection activities, 11 U.S.C. section 362(a), committed by debtors' landlord, the district court's judgment in favor of debtors and award of damages under section 362(k)(1) are affirmed where:1) section 362(k)(1) authorizes the award of emotional-distress damages and the debtors presented sufficient evidence to support such an award; and 2) debtors were properly awarded punitive damages.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/04/10

Judges

  • MELLOY

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

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