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In re: Riebesell, No. 09-1072

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.

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Appellate Information

Filed October 28, 2009


Opinion by Judge O'Brien


For Appellant:

Harold Frederick Riebesell, Jr., Pro Se.

For Appellee:

D. Bruce Coles, Law Office of D. Bruce Coles, Denver, CO