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Debtor-Appellant Louis Paul Massa appeals from a denial of his motion to hold appellees C. Donald Addona and Rebecca Addona (the "Addonas") and their attorneys in contempt for violating an injunction pursuant to an order granting discharge of Massa's bankruptcy petition and 11 U.S.C. § 524(a). Massa contends that the appellees had knowledge of his bankruptcy petition through three letters mailed to the Addonas' attorneys and that the Addonas continued their action against Massa in the state court despite Massa's bankruptcy proceeding. The Addonas contend that the state court appropriately exercised concurrent jurisdiction over their action against Massa and that Massa is now precluded from challenging that decision.

For the reasons that follow, we affirm the denial of Massa's motion to hold the appellees in contempt.


187 F.3d 292 (1999)

In re: Louis Paul MASSA, doing business as Keseca Development Corp., Debtor. Louis Paul Massa, doing business as Keseca Development Corp., Debtor-Appellant, v. C. Donald Addona; Rebecca Addona; Peter J. Craig; Knauf & Craig, LLP; and C. Clark Cannon, Appellees.

Docket No. 98-5050. United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued April 27, 1999.

Decided August 10, 1999.

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