In re Harter

Ruling: 
Trips to Europe and "luxurious" automobile did not give rise to "extravagant lifestyle" that would require bad faith dismissal.
Procedural posture: 
The United States Trustee (UST) moved to dismiss the debtor's chapter 7 case pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 707(b)(3) alleging bad faith and that the totality of the circumstances demonstrated abuse. The UST contended that the debtor showed an abusive spending pattern before the filing. Her "totality of the circumstances" argument was based primarily on her belief that the debtor could afford to pay his debts.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 19,2008, LexisNexis #0908-121