Can a judgment obtained as a result of a wrongful death be discharged in bankruptcy?
• A: Possibly. The bankruptcy laws permit the discharge of negligence damages. A person could be released from having to pay a judgment for accidently causing a death. But some bankruptcy courts may make damages resulting from “recklessness” or gross negligence non-dischargeable. Debts caused by drunk driving can’t be discharged in bankruptcy.
- If I obtain a judgment against a defendant under RICO, what prevents the defendant from declaring bankruptcy and getting the judgment discharged?
- Can a credit card debt judgment still remain after a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan was successfully discharged?
- Can a civil judgment be discharged in chapter 7 bankruptcy?