Discovery sanctions are dischargeable under Section 523(a)(7), even when incorporated into a bar disciplinary suspension.
In the first court of appeals decision on the topic, the Eleventh Circuit holds that the chapter 13 trustee alone has power to assume a lease or contract.
Circuit says it’s easy to show reasonable reliance on a false financial statement.
Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.
Unemployed for 16 months, surviving on food stamps, and living rent-free enabled a debtor to discharge student loans.
The Ninth Circuit BAP closed a loophole that would have allowed a recipient of public assistance benefits to discharge a debt for overpayment.
Taggart allows a court to deny a contempt motion without deciding whether the creditor’s action actually violated the discharge injunction.
Since Congress has made student loans virtually nondischargeable, why can’t a chapter 13 plan discriminate in favor of paying more toward student loans?