Keeler v. Abramowitz (In re Abramowitz)

Ruling: 
Judgment for cutting down trees on creditor's property was not based on willful or malicious conduct and did not give rise to nondischargeable debt.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff creditors filed a complaint against defendant chapter 7 debtor seeking a determination that a debt owed to them by the debtor was not dischargeable pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(6). The debt arose from a state court judgment that found the debtor liable to the creditors for a violation of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 242, § 7, which prohibited willful trespass to trees.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2010, LexisNexis #0410-122