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Bankr. E.D.N.C.: Ohnmacht v. Commercial Credit Group, Inc. – Subject Matter Jurisdiction to Determine Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action Related to Discharge Violation


The Ohnmachts, having completed their Chapter 11 plan and received a discharge, sent a demand letter to Commercial Credit Group demanding that the judgment against them be cancelled. When CCG declined, they re-opened their bankruptcy and brought an adversary proceeding asserting breach of contract, violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-239 and § 75-1.1 et seq, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligence and seeking relief under the Federal Declaratory Judgment Act (“FDJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a). They also included in a Motion for Contempt and Sanctions for alleged violation of provisions the preference judgment, the plan, confirmation order, and the discharge injunction.… Read More

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Bankr. E.D.N.C.: Kozek v. Murphy- Bankruptcy Court Authority to Determine Personal Injury Tort Claim


Following the filing of Ms. Murphy’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy, her ex-husband, Mr. Kozek, brought an adversary proceeding against her for malicious prosecution, seeking both monetary damages and a determination that any such award was nondischargeable pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6). After a bench trial, to which both parties explicitly consented, the bankruptcy court found Ms. Murphy liable to Mr. Kozek in the amount of $8,274.94, which was nondischargeable. While the written judgment was pending, Ms. Murphy brought a Motion to Dismiss, alleging that the bankruptcy court lacked subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(5) to decide the malicious prosecution claim, as a personal injury tort.… Read More

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