From the Editor – Discharge and Dischargeability

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Creditors justifiably relied under § 523(a)(2)(A). The Chapter 7 debtor had been hired to build a vacation home, and the creditors justifiably relied on the builder’s false representation that he would work exclusively on their vacation home, devoting all of particular payments to winterize the home. The bankruptcy court’s holding that a portion of the construction payments was excepted from discharge was affirmed. Falcone v. Ragonese (In re Ragonese), 505 B.R. 605 (BAP 1st Cir. 2014).

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