(7th Cir. Apr. 28, 2015)
The Seventh Circuit reverses the district court’s order affirming the bankruptcy court’s order denying the creditor’s objection to the debtor’s discharge. The creditor obtained a judgment against the debtor in state court and conducted post-judgment discovery to collect on the judgment. The debtor omitted assets in her responses to the discovery requests and then filed a Chapter 7 petition. The bankruptcy court found that the debtor’s explanations for the omissions were credible and denied the discharge objection. The Seventh Circuit reverses, finding the bankruptcy court’s findings were clearly erroneous. Opinion below.
Author: Matt Lindblom