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Bankruptcy – Restitution – §523(a)(7)

US Bankruptcy Court

March 16, 2022

Where a debtor has failed to comply with an administrative order requiring it to pay restitution to consumers, the debt is not exempt from discharge under 11 USC §523(a)(7), because the The debtor’s obligation of restitution is not “payable to and for the benefit of a governmental unit” for the purposes of §523(a)(7). “In New Hampshire, the duty to oversee…