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Res judicata bars debtor’s fraud, forgery claims (access required)

Where the debtor previously claimed that her debt was obtained by fraud and forgery and the district court dismissed her claims in a final judgment, her claims were barred by res judicata. Background On June 5, 2017, Esther Mammie Yates filed a voluntarily petition in the bankruptcy court related to her home. She received a discharge in ...