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Won before the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, despite the plaintiff's "unflinching stubborn determination."


Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers defended a law firm before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit against a plaintiff’s claims that the law firm, its client, and the client’s divorce lawyers from another firm were in contempt of the bankruptcy court’s discharge injunction.

The bankruptcy court had previously agreed with WTO and found the plaintiff’s claims were barred because he had litigated and lost them before the divorce court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court. The plaintiff pursued review before the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. In its opinion, the Panel affirmed the order, observing, “There are many great American success stories built upon unflinching stubborn determination in the face of incredible odds. Very few of them, however, can be found in the annals of litigation history. This case will not alter the landscape.” 

Prevailed before the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, which affirmed a bankruptcy court's order of summary judgment for WTO's client, a law firm that had been sued for representing its client in bankruptcy proceedings that became intertwined with a protracted divorce in which the plaintiff (to the appeal) was a party.
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