In re Guardin

Ruling: 
Complaint and prosecution up to judgment under state unfair trade practices act was not subject to stay.
Issue: 
Whether the State of Florida, office of the Attorney General, was entitled to an order declaring that the automatic stay was inapplicable to its action seeking to add debtor husband as an additional defendant in a complaint pending against others in state court alleging violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 24,2014, LexisNexis #1214-074