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Reliance on Automated Database Held Sanctionable

Bankruptcy Rule 9011 is modeled after Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and is “essentially
identical” to Rule 11. In re Park Place Assocs., 118 B.R. 613, 616 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 1990). The rule
provides that by filing a document with the court a party is certifying that to the best of that person’s knowledge, information, and belief, formed
after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances, that the allegationsand other factual contentions have evidentiary support and the legal theories expounded therein have merit. Rule 9011.

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