Progeny of Taggart: In re Gravel and Newrez, LLC v. Beckhart

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

Introduction

In re Taggart

In 2019, the Supreme Court in In re Taggart1 ruled that the acts alleged in that case to be in violation of a discharge injunction did not empower the bankruptcy court to find the creditor in contempt. In so holding, the Court ostensibly attempted to strike a middle ground on the standard for finding contempt in cases of violation of the discharge injunction:

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