Legal judgements for intentional torts are generally not dischargeable under bankruptcy. Drunk driving is included in this, as the decision to drive drunk is considered "intentional" even if a resulting automobile collision was accidental.As a non-America I'm not sure but could they just declare bankruptcy to get out of it?
If it's their primary residence (and under 10 acres), then no. Texas has some pretty friendly laws protecting debtors.They would have to sell the house and any other assets they have i believe to do a 13. I may be mistaken as well, but the courts do tend to demand that all assets to not be sold or transferred while ongoing litigation occurs too so they cannot legally get out of that without getting into deep shit.
It's "per se", latin for "by itself".“These are defamatory per say."