Massachusetts v. Bartel (In re Bartel)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Ruling: 
State had standing to contest debtor's discharge on behalf of consumers.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff the Commonwealth of Massachusetts filed an action to deny defendant debtor a discharge in bankruptcy, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. §§ 727(a)(2),(3),(4)(A), (5), or (6)(A) and (B) or alternatively to except certain debts from discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2)(a), (6) or (7). The debtor claimed that the Commonwealth did not have standing to object to discharge.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2009, LexisNexis #0709-033