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Ben Hill Co. woman's case comes to Georgia Supreme Court Monday

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A woman who filed for bankruptcy is appealing a federal court ruling. She wants to keep her health savings account out of the reach of creditors.

Denise E. Mooney of Ben Hill County is a self-employed physical therapist and the sole owner of Rehab Specialists of the South GA, Inc. 

In June 2013, Mooney filed for bankruptcy and listed as an asset a “Health Savings Account” containing $17,570.93.  She claimed the money should be out of reach of her creditors.

After Mooney filed for bankruptcy, Joy R. Webster, who was appointed Chapter 7 Trustee of her estate, filed an “Objection to Claim of Exemptions,” arguing that the money shouldn't be out of reach of creditors.

Mooney's lawyers are Ward Stone, Jr., Matthew Cathey, and Thomas McClendon.

Webster's lawyer is Robert Matson.

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