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 In the United States, bankruptcy is governed by federal law, commonly referred to as the “Bankruptcy Code” (“Code”). The United States Constitution (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4) authorizes Congress to enact “uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States”. Congress has exercised this authority several times since 1801, including through adoption of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended, codified in Title 11 of the United States Code and the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).

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Stop Looting The Bankruptcy Code: Stop Wall Street Looting Act Proposes Substantial Changes To The Bankruptcy Code And Key Principles Of Corporate Law

On October 20, 2021, Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), and Independent senator Bernard Sanders (I-Vermont), introduced to the United States Senate proposed legislation S. 3022, the Stop Wall Street Looting Act of 2021 (the “SWSLA”),1 as a reworked version of legislation previously proposed in 2019. In what appears to be an attempt at [...]

Congress Advances Legislation To Limit Nondebtor Bankruptcy Relief

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee recently passed legislation that would limit relief available in bankruptcy proceedings.  The legislation, known as the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021 (“NRPA”), focuses on protections sometimes extended to “nondebtors” or entities that did not seek bankruptcy protection but are affiliated with a bankrupt company or “debtor.”1 Bankruptcy Courts have, on occasion, extended [...]

Bankruptcy allows individuals, couples, and businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations to be excused from repaying some or all of their debt.  If you have questions regarding bankruptcy law contact one of our recommended attorneys today.