In re Granger

Ruling: 
Penalty portion of debt owed to state environmental commission for violations was nondischargeable but reduced to the extent debtors made postpetition payments.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiffs, debtors in separate bankruptcies, each filed an adversary proceeding against defendant creditor, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, to determine the dischargeability of a debt. The parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 08,2008, LexisNexis #1108-013