Supreme Court to Weigh into Clash Over Bankruptcy Code
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide to wade into the intent of Congress when it crafted a provision of bankruptcy code related to the discharge of debts involving dishonest or fraudulent conduct.
The case involves the Atlanta law firm of Lamar, Archer & Cofrin and a former client, R. Scott Appling.
Appling hired the firm to represent him in a lawsuit against the former owners of a business he’d recently purchased. According to Lamar, Archer’s petition for certiorari, Appling agreed to pay the firm on an hourly basis with fees due monthly. However, as the litigation proceeded, Appling fell behind in his payments.
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