Ghomeshi v. Sabban (In re Sabban)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
State court penalty based on debtor's violation of home improvement contractor licensing statute was nondischargeable although award of damages in the nature of disgorgement was not.
Procedural posture: 
Appellant creditor sought review of an order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, that determined that an award of $ 123,500 under a state court judgment based on Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 7031 and 7160 was dischargeable. The debtor was a contractor who had falsely represented to the creditor that he was licensed. The issue was whether the debt was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2)(A).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 20,2008, LexisNexis #0408-028