Conley v. Smith (In re Smith)

State court fraud determination was binding on bankruptcy court in nondischargeability proceeding.
Procedural posture: 
Defendant debtor appealed from an order of the bankruptcy court for the Northern District of Ohio that granted summary judgment to plaintiff creditor, an attorney who had represented the debtor in a prior criminal proceeding, in a nondischargeability action under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2)(A). The debtor challenged the holding that he was collaterally estopped from relitigating the issue of fraud.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 30,2008, LexisNexis #0209-010