Palm Bay, FL asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin

Q: If someone is found guilty of intentional tort can they file bankruptcy?

I was falsely accused of 2 felonies. A judge ruled that my accuser intentionally lied to police causing me to be arrested. The judge found her guilty of intentionally causing me physical, emotional and financial harm. A hearing to determine damages is scheduled for next week. My accuser plans to declare bankruptcy. Neither my attorney nor the judge think this is allowed because it was a case of Intentional Tort. What is the actual law?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Fraud, which is exactly what this is, is nondischargeable in bankruptcy. If he files, you can establish that in bankruptcy court.

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