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Believe It or Not – Debt for Rape is Dischargeable without Proof of Intent

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Committing rape does not automatically result in a nondischargeable debt for infliction of “willful and malicious” injury under Section 523 (a)(6), according to Judge Sarah A. Hall (Hagmaier v. Cooley, 15-1214 (W.D. Okla. May 12, 2016) Judge blamed poor lawyering.    Judge Hall said that the plaintiff “utterly failed to focus on proving [the perpetrator’s] intent”. […]

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Debtor’s Prison – Still Exist?

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Looks like debtor’s prison still exist: A Louisiana federal judge denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit of unfairly jailing defendants who are unable to pay court costs. There were arguments that the Federal Court is interfering with state Court’s right to issue orders and judgments free from federal judicial interference.       However, the […]