bankruptcy court


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bankruptcy court

n. the specialized Federal court in which bankruptcy matters under the Federal Bankruptcy Act are conducted. There are several bankruptcy courts in each state, and each one's territory covers several counties. The office of a court clerk where petitions can be filed is located next to each court. (See: bankruptcy, bankruptcy proceedings)

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Opposite to him was a Peer who was even then engaged in threading the meshes of the Bankruptcy Court, what did they care for that?
Only it will be that or the bankruptcy court before long
While I was being removed to the bankruptcy court, my uncle in the soap and candle trade was being removed to the other world.
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The Bankruptcy Court rejected the Mahons' arguments for excluding the proceeds.
The District Court affirmed the ruling by the Walter Industries Bankruptcy Court in favor of the Company in the asbestos- related declaratory judgment action, thereby advancing the Company's efforts to resolve the potential veil piercing claims.
and Canadian subsidiaries filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on October 30, 2006.
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