We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close


Small Businesses, Clients Face Off On Debt Discharge

Law360 (May 9, 2018, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is wrestling with the question of whether an individual who may have lied to obtain credit can have the debt wiped away in personal bankruptcy proceedings, an issue that has pitted financially distressed Americans seeking a fresh start against small businesses worried about being swindled.

The case before the high court stems from a Georgia law firm trying to collect tens of thousands in fees from a client who said he was expecting a large tax refund that didn't materialize.

The U.S....
To view the full article, register now.



Case Information

Case Title

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP, Petitioner v. R. Scott Appling

Case Number



Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

3422 Bankruptcy Appeals Rule 28 USC 158

Date Filed

April 11, 2017

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.