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8th Circuit Panel Finds Willful, Malicious Acts Warrant Attorney Fees

Mealey's (July 28, 2016, 10:44 AM EDT) -- ST.LOUIS — A former franchise partner acted willfully and maliciously in violation of U.S. Code Section 523(a)(6) of the Bankruptcy Code; therefore, an award of attorney fees is nondischargeable, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 25 (Blake Roussel v. Clear Sky Properties LLC, et al., No. 15-3048, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13466). (Opinion available. Document #98-160809-013Z.) The panel affirmed an Aug. 14, 2015, ruling by U.S. Judge Susan Webber Wright of the Eastern District of Arkansas applying collateral estoppel to...
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