Bankruptcy


Legislation and Law

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

Perhaps the most famous change made to the bankruptcy declaration process by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005(BAPCPA) is the means test by which personal bankruptcy
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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is not exclusively a bankruptcy act, but even Congress recognized what is at stake if debt collectors are allowed to run amok, so
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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), signed into law by President George W. Bush in December 2003 and an overhaul of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) of 1940,
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Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978

While bankruptcy law in the United States has seen its share of revisions over time, none may be as significant as the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. One of the biggest
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Local Loan Co. v. Hunt

It is fairly rare for bankruptcy cases to make it all the way up to the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, some
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Securities Investor Protection Act

The most notable provision of the Securities Investor Protection Act is the very creation of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). The Securities Investor Protection Corporation was a chief component
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