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United States Bankruptcy Laws

Bankruptcy is a status sought by an individual or a recognized business entity whose debts are larger than assets.  A person or entity who files for bankruptcy is protected from other legal proceedings while the bankruptcy litigation is pending. Existing debts may or may not be modified or discharged.  Bankruptcy is authorized by Article I, Section 8 of the  United States Constitution.  The Bankruptcy Code is found in Title 11 of the United States Code. See David G. Epstein and Steve H. Nickles, Bankruptcy Law, 2-4 (Thompson West 2007). 

Federal Bankruptcy Courts hear all bankruptcy cases. 


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    Paper and Other Electronic Resources in the Catalog

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    Republic of Debtors - Bruce H. Mann
    Call Number: HG3766 .M29 2002
    ISBN: 9780674009028
    Publication Date: 2003-01-15

    Collier on Bankruptcy - Lexis Nexis
    Call Number: KF1524 .C55 2009
    ISBN: 9781422475126
    Publication Date: 2009 updated current
    Major multi-volume treatise on bankruptcy law.

    Understanding Bankruptcy - Jeffrey Thomas Ferriell; Edward J. Janger
    Call Number: KF1524 .F47 2007
    ISBN: 9781422411827
    Publication Date: 2007-01-01

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    Debt's Dominion - A History of Bankruptcy Law in America - David A. Skeel
    Call Number: KF1526 .S59 2001
    ISBN: 0691088101
    Publication Date: 2001-10-15

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    Hornbook on Bankruptcy - David G. Epstein; Steve H. Nickles; James J. White
    Call Number: KF1524 .E675 1993
    ISBN: 9780314011244
    Publication Date: 1993-01-01


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