Motions to Extend the Stay: Coming to a Casino – or a Chapter 13 – Somewhere Near You? Part I of II

By Zachary Fairlie, Law Clerk to the Hon. Cynthia A. Norton1, W.D. of Missouri at Kansas City
click here for part II
Motions to extend the stay have been in the news lately. A primer on such motions may be helpful if you represent debtors in the right circumstances.

Background

Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)(1), the filing of a petition stays “the commencement or continuation, including the issuance or employment of process, of a judicial, administrative . . .

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