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Chris

i have a very hard question i need help with. i filed for bankruptcy under
chapter 7 in 1992 and it was closed in 1993. upon finding that i had a
patent in my name i thought had been assigned to a corporation, i sent the
judge a letter informing him of the patent. the case was re-opened in 1994
and wasn't closed again until 2002. in 1997 i was sued and i informed the
lawyer that i was in bankruptcy and i assumed that the attorney dropped the
case because that's what he said he was going to do. now i find that he
received a default judgment against me. my questions are:

1. was the Stay in effect even though the bankruptcy was reopened just to
dispose of the patent?
2. was the Stay in effect given the fact that the debt occurred after the
filing in 1992?

any help will be appreciated.
 
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Thoth

Chris said:
i have a very hard question i need help with. i filed for bankruptcy under
chapter 7 in 1992 and it was closed in 1993. upon finding that i had a
patent in my name i thought had been assigned to a corporation, i sent the
judge a letter informing him of the patent. the case was re-opened in
1994
and wasn't closed again until 2002. in 1997 i was sued and i informed the
lawyer that i was in bankruptcy and i assumed that the attorney dropped
the
case because that's what he said he was going to do. now i find that he
received a default judgment against me. my questions are:

1. was the Stay in effect even though the bankruptcy was reopened just to
dispose of the patent?
2. was the Stay in effect given the fact that the debt occurred after the
filing in 1992?
It's not a hard question. The automatic stay was in effect after the case
was reopened but it only precluded actions against the property of the
estate. With respect to you, the debtor, the automatic stay ended when you
received a discharge. 11 U.S.C. 362(c)
 

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