Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Discipline Costs Discharged By Bankruptcy

A suspended attorney who had been ordered to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding appealed for relief from the assessed costs. He then filed for bankruptcy and obtained an order that discharged his pre-bankruptcy debts.

The Tennessee Supreme Court held that the costs were discharged by the bankruptcy and that the costs are no longer due and owing. The suspended attorney's appeal was thus dismissed as moot. (Mike Frisch)

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So discipline costs for having done something wrong are dischargeable but student loans are not.

Posted by: Alan Childress | Mar 23, 2011 7:13:32 AM

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