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Sartin v. Macik

Defendant debtor appealed from a judgment of the District Court for the Western District of North Carolina affirming the bankruptcy court's determination that a debt arising from a state court default judgment entered in favor of plaintiff creditors was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2), (4), and (6) because the default judgment had collateral estoppel effect.
Default judgment that did not have collateral estoppel effect under state law could not be determinative of dischargeability.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2008, LexisNexis #0808-092