Westlake, OH asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Can a closed bankruptcy be reopened and reversed if a creditor perpetrated fraud on debtor caused debtor to orig file?

This involves a land contract which I know has its own set of hurdles but basically I want to know if the vendor of the land contract committed fraud or at least made known significant misrepresentation to the common pleas court can that be grounds to reopen the bankruptcy case and reverse the bankruptcy. I know that in some cases of debtor fraud, a case can be reopened and reversed. Does the same hold true for the above situation. We would not have filed bankruptcy if the creditor would not have done what they did.

Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Possibly, but it would be very difficult unless the proof establishes the fraud unequivocally. Contact a competent attorney who can realistically assess your chances of success.

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