Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.
As long as the rate is legal under state law, considerations of equity will not allow a court to disallow default interest to an oversecured creditor under Section 506(b).
Calling the Madoff trustee a liar and basing a discovery motion on facts known to be false resulted in sanctions under Rule 37(a)(5)(B).
Taggart left open the question of whether the ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ standard for discharge violations also applies to contempt of the automatic stay.
Discharge was violated, but sanctions are likely out of reach.