Memphis, TN asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee

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Trial judge ruled in favor of plaintiff for 3775 dollars back rent in April 2018, defendant appealed May 2018. Defendant file Bankruptsy in July 2020, Bankruptsy, Discharged in August 2020. My debt not included in discharge. Does Bankruptsy by debtor have any effect on defendants appeal in circuit court

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Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: The bankruptcy by debtor/appellant should not affect the appeal, because plaintiff's debt was not included in the bankruptcy discharge. However, any further proceedings on the appeal are probably moot now. And if the debtor/ appellant has recently filed for bankruptcy, are there any funds left to satisfy the debt, anyway?

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