American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc. v. Hashemi

104 F.3d 1122 (1996)


D took, and his family traveled to Europe in style, and charged it all. When all was said and done, D owed American Express more than $60,000. D filed for bankruptcy, and P petitioned to have his debt declared nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(A), which precludes discharge of debts obtained through 'actual fraud.' The court ruled the debt nondischargeable. The district court affirmed the bankruptcy court's judgment.  D appealed.