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§ 523(a)(6)

Wettersten, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where causes of plaintiff's injuries were accidental, not malicious.(Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2019, LexisNexis #1019-035

Andrea, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where he did not intend to injure plaintiff or know that injury wassubstantially certain to result from his actions. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2019, LexisNexis #1019-014

Rea, In re

Ruling: 
Discrimination against transgender creditor by debtor was sufficient to support a finding ofwillful injury for purposes of 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(6). (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 29,2019, LexisNexis #0919-082

Merkman v. Merkman

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to establish that damage to a rental propertyand was the result of willful and malicious injury by debtors rather than a knowing breachof contract as required for the debt to be nondischargeable. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 31,2019, LexisNexis #0919-083

Andrews, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's indebtedness excepted from discharge where he knew his actions, knew the orders ofthe court, but acted to damage and injure the settlement class. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-036

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge where debtor caused willful and malicious injury when heformed a competing company by taking employees and customers from his former employer.(Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2019, LexisNexis #0919-011

Hughley, In re

Ruling: 
Default judgment was dischargeable where debtor's conduct did not constitute willful andmalicious injury. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 05,2019, LexisNexis #0819-062

Mladek, In re--Morgan v. Mladek

Ruling: 
Creditor's claims were dischargeable where debtor's actions were neither willful normalicious. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2019, LexisNexis #0719-089

Reid, In re--United States v. Reid

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor sold a tractor and misappropriated the sale proceedssufficient to establish willful and malicious injury. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2019, LexisNexis #0719-013

In re Sanchez v. Clifford (In re Clifford)

Ruling: 
Debt was not nondischargeable where debtor did not intend to harm creditor and his actionswere not calculated to scare or intimidate her. (Bankr. D. Md.)HOLDINGS [1]-Debtor breached a "no contact" agreement that obligated him to refrain from harassingcreditor by procuring others to photograph her at restaurants, but his filing of a report with MarylandChild Protective Services and funding the children's father's custody battle was not harassment, as itappeared to be motivated by genuine concern for the children's wellbeing; [2]-Creditor was entitled tonominal damages for breach of contract as well as, under the agreement, attorney's fees incurred toenforce a provision thereof; [3]-Court found in favor of debtor on creditor's IIED claim, as the evidencedid not show that he caused, or intended to cause, her severe distress; [4]-Claim for non-dischargeabilityunder 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) was denied, as the evidence did not show that debtor intended to harmcreditor, and his actions were not calculated to scare or intimidate her.In re Sanchez v. Clifford (In re Clifford), 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 1261 (Bankr. D. Md. April 22, 2019) (Simpson, B.J.).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 22,2019, LexisNexis #0719-014

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