Comcast of L.A. Inc. v. Sandoval (In re Sandoval)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Ruling: 
Claim for statutory damages from debtor's alleged theft of cable services was deemed dischargeable debt.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff creditor, a cable television provider, sought a determination that its claim for statutory damages resulting from defendant debtor's alleged violations of anti-piracy and anti- signal theft laws under Cal. Penal Code § 593d was a nondischargeable debt under 11 U.S.C. § 523. The matter was before the court for decision following trial for the creditor to make a prima facie case that the debt was owing and that it was nondischargeable.
Issue: 
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