Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

From Dismemberment to Discharge: The History and Basic Law of Consumer Bankruptcy in Chapter 7

4.7 (17 reviews)
 

From Dismemberment to Discharge: The History and Basic Law of Consumer Bankruptcy in Chapter 7

Beginning in Ancient Rome and journeying to modern bankruptcy law in the United States, this presentation offers an overview of the history and current substantive law of so-called straight consumer bankruptcy in the United States under chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. In this course, we’ll walk through a typical chapter 7 case with Debbie Debtor, recently unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll learn about the filing of the petition, the creation of the bankruptcy estate and automatic stay, the § 341 meeting of creditors, discharge, postdischarge issues, and more!


Presenters

Nick Quesenberry
Senior Staff Author
Quimbee
Nick Quesenberry
Senior Staff Author
Quimbee
Start your FREE 7-day trial
Preview this course and the rest of Quimbee's CLE library for free with a 7-day free trial membership.
Buy this course - $49
Get access to just this course for $49

Course Materials

Handout
Supplemental Materials

Course Details

On demand
1h 3m 25s

Credit Information

You might also be interested in...

The Anatomy of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act image

The Anatomy of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

4.8 (41 reviews)
by Jason Potter
Millions of uninsured people in the United States have the right to receive emergency medical care thanks to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Signed into law by President Reagan in 1986 and still in force today, EMTALA provided the first limited federal right to health care regardless of ability to pay. In this survey of EMTALA, we dissect the “golden rule of the emergency room” and introduce the major statutory and regulatory mandates, as well as case law interpretations thereof. In that vein, we also cover hot-button issues and present some of the top compliance challenges for hospitals.
Unleashing the Law of Assistance Animals image

Unleashing the Law of Assistance Animals

4.8 (53 reviews)
by Jason Potter
Service dogs, assistance animals, emotional support animals, guide dogs, therapy animals, and ordinary pets—what’s the difference? Rules pertaining to assistance animals are complex, often puzzling, and ever shifting. In this introduction to the law of assistance animals, we unleash three foundational disability laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act, and explore the making of an assistance animal under each of these acts.
The Ethical Implications of Legalized Cannabis image

The Ethical Implications of Legalized Cannabis

4.8 (41 reviews)
by Jason Potter
Public support for legalized cannabis is at an all-time high, and at least 33 states have legalized it in some fashion. In light of the booming cannabis industry and the significant regulatory challenges that cannabis-related businesses face, the need for legal advice is industry-wide. However, giving cannabis-related legal advice can raise some hazy ethical issues for attorneys, due in part to the continued illegality of cannabis at the federal level. In this presentation, we will examine both the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a selection of state rules and opinions as we work through the ethical implications for lawyers who don’t stay off the grass.
Whiskey Business: The Legal Hurdles to Launching and Operating a Craft Distillery image

Whiskey Business: The Legal Hurdles to Launching and Operating a Craft Distillery

4.8 (41 reviews)
by Jason Potter
Enterprising craft distillery owners cannot afford to be absinthe-minded when it comes to the thicket of federal, state, and local laws regulating distilleries. In this introduction to distillery law, we cover some of the major hurdles to launching and operating a craft distillery, including federal licensing, state and municipal permitting, labeling, and trademark. We also introduce hot-button issues and distill some best practices for proactive protection of distillery owners who are navigating the whiskey business of producing craft spirits.