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Kawaauhau v. Geiger

Docket No.: 97-115
Argued: January 21, 1998
Decided: March 3, 1998

Topics:

Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Act or Rules, or Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, Economic Activity, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code

Petitioner: Kawaauhau
Respondent: Geiger

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 113 F.3d 848
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 57 (1998)
Question:

Does a debt arising from a medical malpractice judgment, attributable to negligent or reckless conduct, fall within section 523(a)(6) of the Bankruptcy Code, which provides that a debt "for willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another" is not dischargeable?

Kawaauhau v. Geiger
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 21, 1998

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Geiger, 0 vote(s) against
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