Specialized Research Databases
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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