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B-Line, LLC v. Wingerter, 08-4455

In Chapter 13 proceedings, the decision of the bankruptcy court in holding that plaintiff's purchase of a creditor's claim against the debtors was not valid is reversed where: 1) the bankruptcy court clearly erred in finding that the purchase agreement between the plaintiff and the intermediary did not contain representations about the validity of the claims purchased by plaintiff; and 2) the bankruptcy court abused its discretion in determining that plaintiff's actions violated Rule 9011(b) and were therefore sanctionable.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/04/2009
  • Decided 01/25/2010
  • Published 01/25/2010


  • Before SILER, GILMAN, and ROGERS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Sixth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • ARGUED:Linh K. Tran, Seattle, Washington, for Appellant. ON BRIEF:Linh K. Tran, Louis H. Treiger, Seattle, Washington, for Appellant.