Spyra v. Finney (In re Finney)

Ruling: 
Debtor was denied discharge where a debtor concealed assets by conducting an authorized auction pursuant to a contract signed by the debtor's girlfriend.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff, a proposed purchaser of real property from defendant bankruptcy debtor, brought an adversary proceeding against the debtor objecting to the debtor's discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(2)(B) and (4)(A). The purchaser alleged that the debtor concealed assets by conducting an unauthorized auction of personalty and that the debtor made a false oath in filing an answer concerning the auction. The bankruptcy court conducted a trial.
Issue: 
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