Mealey's Bankruptcy - 3rd Circuit: Chapter 13 Case Filed 'In Bad Faith'; Dismissal, Sanctions Proper

Mealey's Bankruptcy - 3rd Circuit: Chapter 13 Case Filed 'In Bad Faith'; Dismissal, Sanctions Proper

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 7 ruled that a Bankruptcy Court correctly held that a debtor's second Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition was filed "in bad faith" and a sanctions ruling against him was appropriate based on evidence that "there was no legitimate purpose for his bankruptcy filing" (In Re: Victor Mondelli, No. 13-2171, Chapter 13, 3rd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4277).

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