Puzzo v. Martin (In re Martin)

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable absent showing that debtor contractor knew that representations regarding payment of subcontractors were false when made.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff homeowners brought an adversary proceeding against defendant bankruptcy debtor who performed construction work on the homeowners' residence seeking a determination that a debt to the homeowners was not dischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a) based on the debtor's fraud, fiduciary defalcation, and willful and malicious injury. The debtor moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2009, LexisNexis #0110-049