Mealey's Bankruptcy - 9th Circuit: Debtor Failed To Disclose Material Facts; Debt Is Nondischargeable

Mealey's Bankruptcy - 9th Circuit: Debtor Failed To Disclose Material Facts; Debt Is Nondischargeable

SAN FRANCISCO - A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 23 affirmed a bankruptcy court's decision that a debt was nondischargeable on grounds that the debtor failed to disclose material information to a creditor while doing business, which affected the creditor's decision to enter a contract with the debtor (Joseph H. Parks d/b/a Pool Construction Services v. Angelus Block Co. Inc. [In Re: Joseph H. Parks], No. 12-60073, Chapter 7, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. LEXIS 7634).

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