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


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16-1215

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Supreme Court

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3422 Bankruptcy Appeals Rule 28 USC 158

Date Filed

April 11, 2017

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