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Johnson v. Cougar Oil Inc. (In re Johnson)

Ruling: 
Damages awarded for creditor's seeking criminal prosecution on bad check in violation of discharge injunction.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff, a former chapter 7 debtor who had won a discharge, sought relief against defendant lessor, an oil company, on claims that defendant had violated the automatic stay in 11 U.S.C.S. § 362 and the discharge injunction in 11 U.S.C.S. § 524. Other claims were dismissed before trial, and the issue under § 362 was deemed to have been abandoned. Issues included whether damages were properly awarded under 11 U.S.C.S. § 105.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 07,2012, LexisNexis #1012-052