Exemption from Discharge of Contract Claims under Section 523(a)(6)

Event Description

On-line registgration will remain open until November 17th, 4pm. You must register by this deadline to receive the Zoom link to join.


Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Thank you.   

Deadline to Register: November 15, 2020

There will be a brief Banckruptcy Section business meeting prior to the CLE.

11 USC § 523(a)(6) involves the exception to discharge for intentional acts. The code section has a colorful history involving medical malpractice, gunshots and all other types of mayhem. Breach of contract has seldom been considered to be an intentional act as breach of contract can be found without a finding of intent. However, there has been a groundswell of cases throughout the country that have found, on various theories, that breach of contract claims can be exempt from discharge under § 523(a)(6).  The presentation will present the history of Section 523(a)(6) and examine how the ambiguity that still exists in how that statute is interpreted has contributed to an increased willingness of bankruptcy judges to except certain contract claims from discharge.


Kenneth Edstrom, Sapientia Law Group PLLC

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 328076 


Governmental Personnel: $5 (use discount code "Government" at check out)
Section Member: $10
MSBA Member not in the Section: $20
Non-MSBA Member: $35
Law Student: Free

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom