§ 524(a)

Evans, In re

Ruling: 
Relief requested for violation of the automatic stay was denied as each offending call occurredafter the discharge order was entered. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2019, LexisNexis #0519-034

Kirby, In re--Kirby v. 21st Mortg. Corp.

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion granted where the written communications did not objectively constitutecoercive or harassing actions and was not a violation of the discharge injunction. (Bankr. D.Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 26,2018, LexisNexis #0818-012

Bruce, In re--Bruce v. Fazilat

Ruling: 
Landlord violated the discharge injunction and automatic stay as she did not give the debtora prior warning that his electricity was going to be shut off, and the shut off was an effort tocoerce debtor into paying pre-petition rent arrears. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 12,2018, LexisNexis #0818-074

Kirby, In re--Kirby v. 21st Mortg. Corp.

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion granted where the written communications did not objectively constitutecoercive or harassing actions and was not a violation of the discharge injunction. (Bankr. D.Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 26,2018, LexisNexis #0818-012

Mejia, In re--Mejia v. Partners for Payment Relief LLC

Ruling: 
Defendants sanctioned for coercing debtor under threat of eviction into paying herdischarged loan in violation of the discharge injunction. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 13,2018, LexisNexis #0718-072

IRS v. Murphy

Ruling: 
Court affirmed that employee of the IRS willfully violated discharge order as the employee knew of the discharge order and took an intentional action that violated the order. (1st Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 07,2018, LexisNexis #0718-042

Fields, In re--Fields v. Wade

Ruling: 
In personam judgment against debtor issued by state court was void as garnishment judgment imposed personal liability on the debtor for a discharged debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2018, LexisNexis #0718-043

Favela, In re

Ruling: 
Sanctions for violation of discharge injunction denied with respect to the claim for post-petition rent as debtor was not on title and had no leasehold interest in the residence. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2018, LexisNexis #0718-044

Taggart, In re--Lorenzen v. Taggart

Ruling: 
Court affirmed BAP's decision that the bankruptcy court erred when it held the debtor's former business associates in contempt for violating the discharge injunction where creditors had a good faith belief that the discharge injunction did not apply to their attorneys' fee claim. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 23,2018, LexisNexis #0618-104

Bateman, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to compel arbitration was denied where arbitration of a contempt proceeding for violation of the discharge injunction inherently conflicted with the bankruptcy code and undermined it's authority to enforce its orders and exercise its powers of contempt. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2018, LexisNexis #0618-105

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