Consumer Bankruptcy

Willful Breach of Contract Doesn’t Result in Section 523(a)(6) Nondischargeability

Without allegations of an intentional tort, a willful breach of contract can’t be nondischargeable as a ‘willful and malicious’ injury.

Ninth Circuit: State Law Can’t Require More than What Rule 3001 Requires for Claim Validity

Reversing the BAP, the Ninth Circuit (erroneously) holds that state law cannot demand more documentation for a proof of claim than Bankruptcy Rule 3001 requires for prima facie validity.