Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Friday, April 2, 2010
Disciplinary costs are not dischargeable in bankruptcy
The Ninth Circuit has joined other federal courts holding that disciplinary costs imposed on attorneys by the California State Bar are intended as penalties and therefore are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. The case is called State Bar of California v. Findley (In re Findley), 593 F.3d 1048 (9th Cir. 2010). Go here for more on the story.