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Seventh Circuit Solidifies a Circuit Split on the Automatic Stay - Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

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Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

Posted on: Jul 11, 2019

From the American Bankruptcy Institute:

Solidifying a split of circuits, the Seventh Circuit ruled that the City of Chicago must comply with the automatic stay by returning impounded cars immediately after being notified of a chapter 13 filing.

The decision lays the foundation for the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and decide whether violation of the automatic stay requires an affirmative action or whether inaction amounts to control over estate property and thus violates the stay.

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