In a bankruptcy adversary proceeding seeking to prevent the discharge of a debt owed to plaintiff by his attorney (the debtor), judgment for plaintiff is affirmed where: 1) the parties had an attorney-client relationship during the relevant period under Colorado law; 2) the loans to defendant were not "standard commercial transactions" exempt from the requirements of Colo. R. Prof'l Conduct 1.8(a); and 3) the bankruptcy court's finding that defendant had the requisite intent to deceive plaintiff was not clearly erroneous.
Filed October 28, 2009
Opinion by Judge O'Brien
Harold Frederick Riebesell, Jr., Pro Se.
D. Bruce Coles, Law Office of D. Bruce Coles, Denver, CO