Muhs v. TKC Areospace, Inc.

Filing 8

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 3/12/2018. (lcre, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division CHARLES TAYLOR MUHS, Appellant, Civil Action No. l:17-cv-01304 v. TKC AEROSPACE, INC., Appellee. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER This matter comes before the Court on appeal from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The appeal is fully briefed and the Court dispensed with oral arguments. For the reasons below and for good cause shown, the Court AFFIRMS the bankruptcy court. Appellant assigns error to the bankruptcy court's summary judgment ruling that Appellee's judgment against Appellant, obtained in the District Court for the District of Alaska (the Alaska judgment), is non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6). This Court has jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §§ 158(a)(3) and 158(c)(1). These parties were previously before this Court in October 2017. In that matter, TKC Aerospace appealed from the Bankruptcy Court's denial of summary judgment in its favor. TKC Aerospace, Inc. v. Muhs, 2017 WL 4638588 (E.D. Va. Oct. 16, 2017). The Court incorporates here the recitation of facts in that decision. In its October order, the Court reversed the bankruptcy court and held that the bankruptcy court improperly peered behind the Alaska judgment. In the Alaska judgment, the district court held that Appellant was estopped from re1

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