Month: October 2019

The Standard for Sanctions for Violating Discharge

Taggart v. Lorenzen, 139 S. Ct. 1795 (2019): The Supreme Court was asked to decide the standard applied to determine whether or not a Court may impose sanctions for conduct that violates the discharge injunction. The Supreme Court rejected both a subjective standard (preferred by the creditor) and strict liability (preferred by the debtor). The Court instead held that sanctions are appropriate “where there is not a ‘fair ground of doubt’ as to whether the creditor’s conduct might be lawful under the discharge order.” Are you experiencing debt collection abuse from your creditor? Enlist the help of an experienced debt collection

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