Bar Fights and Bankruptcy

Personal injury judgment arising from barfight determined non-dischargeable by 10th Circuit BAP.  One of the newest 10th Circuit BAP opinions discusses the standards for non-dischargeabilty of a personal injury claim arising from a bar fight. The court held the debts owed to the injured parties were not dischargeable in the debtor’s chapter 7 bankruptcy because the injuries were “willful and malicious” under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(6).   Facts  Plaintiffs James Perry […]