Suarez v. Barrett (In re Suarez)
- Summarized by James Webster , Law Office of James Portman Webster, PLLC
- 9 years 11 months ago
- Suarez v. Barrett (In re Suarez) - (9th Cir. June 20, 2013) (Not For Publication)
- The Ninth Circuit AFFIRMED the Bankruptcy Appeals Panel ("BAP") affirming the Bankruptcy Court's ruling that a state court contempt ruling can be used as evidence that a debt results from a willful and malicious injury and is, therefore, non-dischargeable under 11 USC 523(a)(6).
- Procedural context:
- Pro se debtor appealed bankruptcy court ruling, based in large part on evidence of a state court contempt ruling, and finding a debt non-dischargeable under 11 USC 523(a)(6).
- Pursuant to 11 USC 523(a)(6), creditor sued debtor for a willful and malicious injury. As part of the evidence presented, creditor relied upon a state court contempt ruling.
- Montali, Jury, and Kwan, Bankruptcy Judges, Presiding
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