September 14, 2018

Attorneys’ Fees for Discovery Abuse Not Wiped Out in Bankruptcy

Most of a $133,000 default judgment will be discharged in a defendant’s bankruptcy case, but about $17,000 for attorneys’ fees related to his contempt of discovery orders will not be wiped out, a bankruptcy judge ruled.

Although the judgment was entered as a discovery sanction, the underlying debt is for breach of contract and is therefore dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Read the source article at Big Law Business

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