Discharge/Dischargeability

Lack of Familiarity with PACER Is No Excuse for a Late Filing

Filing with PACER should be left to the experts, by which we mean paralegals.
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Taggart Didn’t Let Corporate Employees Off the Hook for a Stay Violation

Tortious or fraudulent conduct needn’t be shown to hold a corporate employee liable for violating the automatic stay.

Fifth Circuit Cites ‘Clearly Erroneous’ Findings to Declare a Debt Nondischargeable

Circuit says it’s easy to show reasonable reliance on a false financial statement.
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Delaware District Court Upholds Discharge of Environmental Fines in Chapter 11

Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.

Ninth Circuit BAP Applies Taggart to Violations of the Automatic Stay

Taggart left open the question of whether the ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ standard for discharge violations also applies to contempt of the automatic stay.
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