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Since the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898, and particularly since 1926, United States bankruptcy laws have contained a provision that would penalize debtors who use false pretenses or false financial documents to obtain credit. The Supreme Court’s decision in Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling, 138 S. Ct. 1752, 201 L. Ed. 2d 102 (2018) (Lamar, Archer) has significantly constricted the range and nature of statements that will support a successful objection by a creditor to the discharge of a debt that was obtained by the statements in question. This constriction could have a very real impact on how entities that loan money or provide services on credit review and collect information regarding a borrower’s creditworthiness.
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