Wharton v. Shiver (In re Shiver)

State default judgment in fraud case was "fully litigated" and determinative of nondischargeability of debt.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiffs, creditors, filed an adversary proceeding against defendant debtor seeking a determination that their debt was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2)(A). The creditors had obtained a Florida state court default judgment for fraud and contended that the full faith and credit statute, 28 U.S.C.S. § 1738, required that the Florida fraud judgment be given preclusive effect. The parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 05,2008, LexisNexis #1208-080