8th Circuit Finds Bank Violated Bankruptcy Discharge Injunction
(August 26, 2015, 1:31 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 25 found that a bank violated a bankruptcy court discharge injunction when it attempted to collect payments on a mortgage and affirmed a bankruptcy court's ruling to award the borrowers damages and fees (Venture Bank v. Howard L. Lapides, No. 14-3085, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14939).
(Opinion available. Document #85-150908-018Z.)
Howard Lapides and Mary Holter-Lapides renewed a loan from Venture Bank, which was secured by a third mortgage on their property....