SCOTUS Adopts “No Fair Ground of Doubt” Standard for Violations of Bankruptcy Discharge Order

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently in Taggart v. Lorenzen that a creditor in a bankruptcy case may be held in civil contempt, and subject to sanction, where there is “no fair ground of doubt” about whether the discharge order barred the creditor’s conduct. Creditors engaging with consumers post-discharge often face litigation for