Bankruptcy Court Finds Jurisdiction to Hear Discharge-Injunction Violation Class Action

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

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The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled last month, in a case styled In re Ajasa,1 that bankruptcy courts have subject matter jurisdiction to consider nationwide class actions that allege contempt of discharge injunctions. The broader effect of the opinion is that a discharge injunction may be enforced in a district other than the one in which the discharge . . .

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