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First Circuit Splits with the Ninth over Good Faith Defense to Discharge Violation

Seven weeks apart, two circuits reach diametrically different conclusions about good faith as a defense to an intentional act that violates the discharge injunction.

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Opinion Link:

Opinion Link

Judge Name:

Norman H. Stahl, David H. Souter, Sandra L. Lynch

Case Citation:

IRS v. Murphy, 17-1601 (1st Cir. June 7, 2018)

Case Name:

IRS v. Murphy

Case Type:

Consumer
Court: