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The United States Supreme Court has denied certiorari in Jammie Thomas's case, Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset.
This means that the award of $222,000, for downloading 24 files, stands.US Supreme Court order list, March 18, 2013
Commentary & discussion:Jon NewtonCopmputer World
OK, so now which court decides on theexact conditions of payment (as in, whichof her possessions she can keep, and whatpercentage of her income is garnished forpaying the remainder)? Is it the districtcourt or the appeals court (or, does itget decided by the district court andthen she and/or the plaintiffs can appealif she/they feel like it)?
At this point the case is over.
Ah, so I understand that she has to filefor personal bankruptcy (Chapter 13), anda different Federal court will decide whatthe terms of her debt repayment will bewith respect to this ruling (and otheroutstanding debts).What I don't understand is that it seemsthat Minnesota has state law which restrictscertain kinds of wage/income garnishment;how does state law interact with rulingsFederal bankruptcy courts?
Dear mathinker, if a debt is discharged in bankruptcy that's the end of it, there is no garnishment.
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