In re Sheppard (99-41085)

Creditor (Piggly Wiggly) is held in contempt for willfully violating the automatic stay based on its having issued a warrant postpetition for Debtor's arrest based on a worthless check written prepetition. Debtor carried her burden and satisfied both prongs of the test established in Barnette v. Evans, 673 F.2d 1250 (11th Cir. 1982), so that having the criminal warrant issued was stayed by the bankruptcy filing.

Thursday, January 6, 2000