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Michigan Court of Appeals Says Unscheduled Debts Are Not Discharged in Bankruptcy

March 4, 2013
Creditors' Rights Blog Post

The Michigan Court of Appeal's in a recent unpublished opinion, held that debts which are not included in debtors' bankruptcy schedules are not discharged in the bankruptcy so creditors are free to collect the debt. The court's decision is unpublished so it has limited precedential value, and could be appealed, so stay tuned.

Still, the decision is somewhat surprising as a 1998 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals case has held that unscheduled debts in Chapter 7 no-asset bankruptcy cases are discharged even though the creditor was not given notice of the bankruptcy.

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