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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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Stabbing Victim Gets No Sympathy for His Lawyer’s Mistake

Sympathy for a client won’t make up for counsel’s mistake.

A False Statement About One Asset Isn’t Grounds for Nondischargeability, Supreme Court Rules

High court resolves a circuit split on Section 523(a)(2)(B) and the meaning of “financial condition.”
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Islamic Law Informs the Court in Interpreting a Marital Contract

Courts split on the dischargeability of debts incurred in the course of divorce or separation.
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Penalties for Fraud Are Nondischargeable Despite Chapter 13’s ‘Superdischarge’

Fraudsters get no sympathy from the Sixth Circuit on dischargeability.
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