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It depends on the tort involved. What are you being sued for?
I am in a unique situation. An employee is attempting to sue me for sexual harassment. The claims are ridiculous. My attorney advised her attorney that they could not bring a sexual harassment claim because of the law in Florida ( title 7) that sates you must employ more than 15 people, which I don't. The attorney then filed a claim under tort law using a personal injury attorney.
They are stating, assault and battery, IIed, negligent retention, false imprisonment. All a far stretch but the employee is making some outrageous claims.
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Most judgments are dischargeable in a Bankruptcy .
The relevant exception - in your case - would be a judgment that was obtained "for willful and malicious injury by the debtor", which would not be dischargeable. Bankruptcy Statute 523(a)(6).