Prior to filing bankruptcy, the Debtor was sued in state court for fraudulent misrepresentation and for breaching a contract to restore a vintage automobile. A default judgment was entered against her.
Ten years later she filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy. The creditor filed an adversary proceeding to determine the debt was non-dischargeable and a motion to dismiss or convert. The Debtor then filed an application to voluntarily dismiss her case under 11 U.S.C. § 1307(b). The bankruptcy court dismissed the case. On appeal the creditor’s chief argument was that Section 1307(b) does not give the debtor an absolute right to dismiss. The District Court disagreed.
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