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Anthony J. Kochis to Present on Strafford Webinar, “Section 523 Nondischargeability Litigation: Plaintiff and Defense Strategies”

This CLE webinar will discuss strategies and tactics for both prosecuting and defending Section 523 exceptions to discharge adversary proceedings. The panel will review best practices for pleading to state a claim for relief and outline strategies for filing Rule 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss under Ashcroft v. Iqbal and motions for summary judgment. The webinar will explain when there is collateral estoppel or res judicata from prior litigation, offer strategies regarding settlement and mediation, guide counsel on settlement vs. litigation options for clients, and analyze discovery issues and trial strategies. The panel will also discuss Sections 523(a)(2), (4) and (6), 1328(a)(4), and best practices for obtaining awards of attorney's fees under Section 523(d).