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Title 11 - Bankruptcy

Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 101 Definitions
§ 102 Rules of construction
§ 103 Applicability of chapters
§ 104 Adjustment of dollar amounts
§ 105 Power of court
§ 106 Waiver of sovereign immunity
§ 107 Public access to papers
§ 108 Extension of time
§ 109 Who may be a debtor
§ 110 Penalty for persons who negligently or fraudulently prepare bankruptcy petitions
§ 111 Nonprofit budget and credit counseling agencies; financial management instructional courses
§ 112 Prohibition on disclosure of name of minor children
Chapter 3 - Case Administration
Subchapter I - Commencement of a Case
§ 301 Voluntary cases
§ 302 Joint cases
§ 303 Involuntary cases
§ 305 Abstention
§ 306 Limited appearance
§ 307 United States trustee
§ 308 Debtor reporting requirements
Subchapter II - Officers
§ 321 Eligibility to serve as trustee
§ 322 Qualification of trustee
§ 323 Role and capacity of trustee
§ 324 Removal of trustee or examiner
§ 325 Effect of vacancy
§ 326 Limitation on compensation of trustee
§ 327 Employment of professional persons
§ 328 Limitation on compensation of professional persons
§ 329 Debtor’s transactions with attorneys
§ 330 Compensation of officers
§ 331 Interim compensation
§ 332 Consumer privacy ombudsman
§ 333 Appointment of patient care ombudsman
Subchapter III - Administration
§ 341 Meetings of creditors and equity security holders
§ 342 Notice
§ 343 Examination of the debtor
§ 344 Self-incrimination; immunity
§ 345 Money of estates
§ 346 Special provisions related to the treatment of State and local taxes
§ 347 Unclaimed property
§ 348 Effect of conversion
§ 349 Effect of dismissal
§ 350 Closing and reopening cases
§ 351 Disposal of patient records
Subchapter IV - Administrative Powers
§ 361 Adequate protection
§ 362 Automatic stay
§ 363 Use, sale, or lease of property
§ 364 Obtaining credit
§ 365 Executory contracts and unexpired leases
§ 366 Utility service
Chapter 5 - Creditors, the Debtor, and the Estate
Subchapter I - Creditors and Claims
§ 501 Filing of proofs of claims or interests
§ 502 Allowance of claims or interests
§ 503 Allowance of administrative expenses
§ 504 Sharing of compensation
§ 505 Determination of tax liability
§ 506 Determination of secured status
§ 507 Priorities
§ 508 Effect of distribution other than under this title
§ 509 Claims of codebtors
§ 510 Subordination
§ 511 Rate of interest on tax claims
Subchapter II - Debtors Duties and Benefits
§ 521 Debtor’s duties
§ 522 Exemptions
§ 523 Exceptions to discharge
§ 524 Effect of discharge
§ 525 Protection against discriminatory treatment
§ 526 Restrictions on debt relief agencies
§ 527 Disclosures
§ 528 Requirements for debt relief agencies
Subchapter III - The Estate
§ 541 Property of the estate
§ 542 Turnover of property to the estate
§ 543 Turnover of property by a custodian
§ 544 Trustee as lien creditor and as successor to certain creditors and purchasers
§ 545 Statutory liens
§ 546 Limitations on avoiding powers
§ 547 Preferences
§ 548 Fraudulent transfers and obligations
§ 549 Postpetition transactions
§ 550 Liability of transferee of avoided transfer
§ 551 Automatic preservation of avoided transfer
§ 552 Postpetition effect of security interest
§ 553 Setoff
§ 554 Abandonment of property of the estate
§ 555 Contractual right to liquidate, terminate, or accelerate a securities contract
§ 556 Contractual right to liquidate, terminate, or accelerate a commodities contract or forward contract
§ 557 Expedited determination of interests in, and abandonment or other disposition of grain assets
§ 558 Defenses of the estate
§ 559 Contractual right to liquidate, terminate, or accelerate a repurchase agreement
§ 560 Contractual right to liquidate, terminate, or accelerate a swap agreement
§ 561 Contractual right to terminate, liquidate, accelerate, or offset under a master netting agreement and across contracts; proceedings under chapter 15
§ 562 Timing of damage measurement in connection with swap agreements, securities contracts, forward contracts, commodity contracts, repurchase agreements, and master netting agreements
Chapter 7 - Liquidation
Subchapter I - Officers and Administration
§ 701 Interim trustee
§ 702 Election of trustee
§ 703 Successor trustee
§ 704 Duties of trustee
§ 705 Creditors’ committee
§ 706 Conversion
§ 707 Dismissal of a case or conversion to a case under chapter 11 or 13
Subchapter II - Collection, Liquidation, and Distribution of the Estate
§ 721 Authorization to operate business
§ 722 Redemption
§ 723 Rights of partnership trustee against general partners
§ 724 Treatment of certain liens
§ 725 Disposition of certain property
§ 726 Distribution of property of the estate
§ 727 Discharge
Subchapter III - Stockbroker Liquidation
§ 741 Definitions for this subchapter
§ 742 Effect of section 362 of this title in this subchapter
§ 743 Notice
§ 744 Executory contracts
§ 745 Treatment of accounts
§ 746 Extent of customer claims
§ 747 Subordination of certain customer claims
§ 748 Reduction of securities to money
§ 749 Voidable transfers
§ 750 Distribution of securities
§ 751 Customer name securities
§ 752 Customer property
§ 753 Stockbroker liquidation and forward contract merchants, commodity brokers, stockbrokers, financial institutions, financial participants, securities clearing agencies, swap participants, repo participants, and master netting agreement participants
Subchapter IV - Commodity Broker Liquidation
§ 761 Definitions for this subchapter
§ 762 Notice to the Commission and right to be heard
§ 763 Treatment of accounts
§ 764 Voidable transfers
§ 765 Customer instructions
§ 766 Treatment of customer property
§ 767 Commodity broker liquidation and forward contract merchants, commodity brokers, stockbrokers, financial institutions, financial participants, securities clearing agencies, swap participants, repo participants, and master netting agreement participants
Subchapter V - Clearing Bank Liquidation
§ 781 Definitions
§ 782 Selection of trustee
§ 783 Additional powers of trustee
§ 784 Right to be heard
Chapter 9 - Adjustment of Debts of a Municipality
Subchapter I - General Provisions
§ 901 Applicability of other sections of this title
§ 902 Definitions for this chapter
§ 903 Reservation of State power to control municipalities
§ 904 Limitation on jurisdiction and powers of court
Subchapter II - Administration
§ 921 Petition and proceedings relating to petition
§ 922 Automatic stay of enforcement of claims against the debtor
§ 923 Notice
§ 924 List of creditors
§ 925 Effect of list of claims
§ 926 Avoiding powers
§ 927 Limitation on recourse
§ 928 Post petition effect of security interest
§ 929 Municipal leases
§ 930 Dismissal
Subchapter III - The Plan
§ 941 Filing of plan
§ 942 Modification of plan
§ 943 Confirmation
§ 944 Effect of confirmation
§ 945 Continuing jurisdiction and closing of the case
§ 946 Effect of exchange of securities before the date of the filing of the petition
Chapter 11 - Reorganization
Subchapter I - Officers and Administration
§ 1101 Definitions for this chapter
§ 1102 Creditors’ and equity security holders’ committees
§ 1103 Powers and duties of committees
§ 1104 Appointment of trustee or examiner
§ 1105 Termination of trustee’s appointment
§ 1106 Duties of trustee and examiner
§ 1107 Rights, powers, and duties of debtor in possession
§ 1108 Authorization to operate business
§ 1109 Right to be heard
§ 1110 Aircraft equipment and vessels
§ 1111 Claims and interests
§ 1112 Conversion or dismissal
§ 1113 Rejection of collective bargaining agreements
§ 1114 Payment of insurance benefits to retired employees
§ 1115 Property of the estate
§ 1116 Duties of trustee or debtor in possession in small business cases
Subchapter II - The Plan
§ 1121 Who may file a plan
§ 1122 Classification of claims or interests
§ 1123 Contents of plan
§ 1124 Impairment of claims or interests
§ 1125 Postpetition disclosure and solicitation
§ 1126 Acceptance of plan
§ 1127 Modification of plan
§ 1128 Confirmation hearing
§ 1129 Confirmation of plan
Subchapter III - Postconfirmation Matters
§ 1141 Effect of confirmation
§ 1142 Implementation of plan
§ 1143 Distribution
§ 1144 Revocation of an order of confirmation
§ 1145 Exemption from securities laws
§ 1146 Special tax provisions
Subchapter IV - Railroad Reorganization
§ 1161 Inapplicability of other sections
§ 1162 Definition
§ 1163 Appointment of trustee
§ 1164 Right to be heard
§ 1165 Protection of the public interest
§ 1166 Effect of subtitle IV of title 49 and of Federal, State, or local regulations
§ 1167 Collective bargaining agreements
§ 1168 Rolling stock equipment
§ 1169 Effect of rejection of lease of railroad line
§ 1170 Abandonment of railroad line
§ 1171 Priority claims
§ 1172 Contents of plan
§ 1173 Confirmation of plan
§ 1174 Liquidation
Chapter 12 - Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Fisherman With Regular Annual Income
Subchapter I - Officers, Administration, and the Estate
§ 1201 Stay of action against codebtor
§ 1202 Trustee
§ 1203 Rights and powers of debtor
§ 1204 Removal of debtor as debtor in possession
§ 1205 Adequate protection
§ 1206 Sales free of interests
§ 1207 Property of the estate
§ 1208 Conversion or dismissal
Subchapter II - The Plan
§ 1221 Filing of plan
§ 1222 Contents of plan
§ 1223 Modification of plan before confirmation
§ 1224 Confirmation hearing
§ 1225 Confirmation of plan
§ 1226 Payments
§ 1227 Effect of confirmation
§ 1228 Discharge
§ 1229 Modification of plan after confirmation
§ 1230 Revocation of an order of confirmation
§ 1231 Special tax provisions
Chapter 13 - Adjustment of Debts of an Individual With Regular Income
Subchapter I - Officers, Administration, and the Estate
§ 1301 Stay of action against codebtor
§ 1302 Trustee
§ 1303 Rights and powers of debtor
§ 1304 Debtor engaged in business
§ 1305 Filing and allowance of postpetition claims
§ 1306 Property of the estate
§ 1307 Conversion or dismissal
§ 1308 Filing of prepetition tax returns
Subchapter II - The Plan
§ 1321 Filing of plan
§ 1322 Contents of plan
§ 1323 Modification of plan before confirmation
§ 1324 Confirmation hearing
§ 1325 Confirmation of plan
§ 1326 Payments
§ 1327 Effect of confirmation
§ 1328 Discharge
§ 1329 Modification of plan after confirmation
§ 1330 Revocation of an order of confirmation
Chapter 15 - Ancillary and Other Cross-border Cases
§ 1501 Purpose and scope of application
Subchapter I - General Provisions
§ 1502 Definitions
§ 1503 International obligations of the United States
§ 1504 Commencement of ancillary case
§ 1505 Authorization to act in a foreign country
§ 1506 Public policy exception
§ 1507 Additional assistance
§ 1508 Interpretation
Subchapter II - Access of Foreign Representatives and Creditors to the Court
§ 1509 Right of direct access
§ 1510 Limited jurisdiction
§ 1511 Commencement of case under section 301, 302, or 303
§ 1512 Participation of a foreign representative in a case under this title
§ 1513 Access of foreign creditors to a case under this title
§ 1514 Notification to foreign creditors concerning a case under this title
Subchapter III - Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding and Relief
§ 1515 Application for recognition
§ 1516 Presumptions concerning recognition
§ 1517 Order granting recognition
§ 1518 Subsequent information
§ 1519 Relief that may be granted upon filing petition for recognition
§ 1520 Effects of recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1521 Relief that may be granted upon recognition
§ 1522 Protection of creditors and other interested persons
§ 1523 Actions to avoid acts detrimental to creditors
§ 1524 Intervention by a foreign representative
Subchapter IV - Cooperation With Foreign Courts and Foreign Representatives
§ 1525 Cooperation and direct communication between the court and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1526 Cooperation and direct communication between the trustee and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1527 Forms of cooperation
Subchapter V - Concurrent Proceedings
§ 1528 Commencement of a case under this title after recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1529 Coordination of a case under this title and a foreign proceeding
§ 1530 Coordination of more than 1 foreign proceeding
§ 1531 Presumption of insolvency based on recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1532 Rule of payment in concurrent proceedings
Subchapter I - General Provisions
§ 1502 Definitions
§ 1503 International obligations of the United States
§ 1504 Commencement of ancillary case
§ 1505 Authorization to act in a foreign country
§ 1506 Public policy exception
§ 1507 Additional assistance
§ 1508 Interpretation
Subchapter II - Access of Foreign Representatives and Creditors to the Court
§ 1509 Right of direct access
§ 1510 Limited jurisdiction
§ 1511 Commencement of case under section 301, 302, or 303
§ 1512 Participation of a foreign representative in a case under this title
§ 1513 Access of foreign creditors to a case under this title
§ 1514 Notification to foreign creditors concerning a case under this title
Subchapter III - Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding and Relief
§ 1515 Application for recognition
§ 1516 Presumptions concerning recognition
§ 1517 Order granting recognition
§ 1518 Subsequent information
§ 1519 Relief that may be granted upon filing petition for recognition
§ 1520 Effects of recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1521 Relief that may be granted upon recognition
§ 1522 Protection of creditors and other interested persons
§ 1523 Actions to avoid acts detrimental to creditors
§ 1524 Intervention by a foreign representative
Subchapter IV - Cooperation With Foreign Courts and Foreign Representatives
§ 1525 Cooperation and direct communication between the court and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1526 Cooperation and direct communication between the trustee and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1527 Forms of cooperation
Subchapter V - Concurrent Proceedings
§ 1528 Commencement of a case under this title after recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1529 Coordination of a case under this title and a foreign proceeding
§ 1530 Coordination of more than 1 foreign proceeding
§ 1531 Presumption of insolvency based on recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1532 Rule of payment in concurrent proceedings
Subchapter I - General Provisions
§ 1502 Definitions
§ 1503 International obligations of the United States
§ 1504 Commencement of ancillary case
§ 1505 Authorization to act in a foreign country
§ 1506 Public policy exception
§ 1507 Additional assistance
§ 1508 Interpretation
Subchapter II - Access of Foreign Representatives and Creditors to the Court
§ 1509 Right of direct access
§ 1510 Limited jurisdiction
§ 1511 Commencement of case under section 301, 302, or 303
§ 1512 Participation of a foreign representative in a case under this title
§ 1513 Access of foreign creditors to a case under this title
§ 1514 Notification to foreign creditors concerning a case under this title
Subchapter III - Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding and Relief
§ 1515 Application for recognition
§ 1516 Presumptions concerning recognition
§ 1517 Order granting recognition
§ 1518 Subsequent information
§ 1519 Relief that may be granted upon filing petition for recognition
§ 1520 Effects of recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1521 Relief that may be granted upon recognition
§ 1522 Protection of creditors and other interested persons
§ 1523 Actions to avoid acts detrimental to creditors
§ 1524 Intervention by a foreign representative
Subchapter IV - Cooperation With Foreign Courts and Foreign Representatives
§ 1525 Cooperation and direct communication between the court and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1526 Cooperation and direct communication between the trustee and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1527 Forms of cooperation
Subchapter V - Concurrent Proceedings
§ 1528 Commencement of a case under this title after recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1529 Coordination of a case under this title and a foreign proceeding
§ 1530 Coordination of more than 1 foreign proceeding
§ 1531 Presumption of insolvency based on recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1532 Rule of payment in concurrent proceedings
Subchapter I - General Provisions
§ 1502 Definitions
§ 1503 International obligations of the United States
§ 1504 Commencement of ancillary case
§ 1505 Authorization to act in a foreign country
§ 1506 Public policy exception
§ 1507 Additional assistance
§ 1508 Interpretation
Subchapter II - Access of Foreign Representatives and Creditors to the Court
§ 1509 Right of direct access
§ 1510 Limited jurisdiction
§ 1511 Commencement of case under section 301, 302, or 303
§ 1512 Participation of a foreign representative in a case under this title
§ 1513 Access of foreign creditors to a case under this title
§ 1514 Notification to foreign creditors concerning a case under this title
Subchapter III - Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding and Relief
§ 1515 Application for recognition
§ 1516 Presumptions concerning recognition
§ 1517 Order granting recognition
§ 1518 Subsequent information
§ 1519 Relief that may be granted upon filing petition for recognition
§ 1520 Effects of recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1521 Relief that may be granted upon recognition
§ 1522 Protection of creditors and other interested persons
§ 1523 Actions to avoid acts detrimental to creditors
§ 1524 Intervention by a foreign representative
Subchapter IV - Cooperation With Foreign Courts and Foreign Representatives
§ 1525 Cooperation and direct communication between the court and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1526 Cooperation and direct communication between the trustee and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1527 Forms of cooperation
Subchapter V - Concurrent Proceedings
§ 1528 Commencement of a case under this title after recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1529 Coordination of a case under this title and a foreign proceeding
§ 1530 Coordination of more than 1 foreign proceeding
§ 1531 Presumption of insolvency based on recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1532 Rule of payment in concurrent proceedings
Subchapter I - General Provisions
§ 1502 Definitions
§ 1503 International obligations of the United States
§ 1504 Commencement of ancillary case
§ 1505 Authorization to act in a foreign country
§ 1506 Public policy exception
§ 1507 Additional assistance
§ 1508 Interpretation
Subchapter II - Access of Foreign Representatives and Creditors to the Court
§ 1509 Right of direct access
§ 1510 Limited jurisdiction
§ 1511 Commencement of case under section 301, 302, or 303
§ 1512 Participation of a foreign representative in a case under this title
§ 1513 Access of foreign creditors to a case under this title
§ 1514 Notification to foreign creditors concerning a case under this title
Subchapter III - Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding and Relief
§ 1515 Application for recognition
§ 1516 Presumptions concerning recognition
§ 1517 Order granting recognition
§ 1518 Subsequent information
§ 1519 Relief that may be granted upon filing petition for recognition
§ 1520 Effects of recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1521 Relief that may be granted upon recognition
§ 1522 Protection of creditors and other interested persons
§ 1523 Actions to avoid acts detrimental to creditors
§ 1524 Intervention by a foreign representative
Subchapter IV - Cooperation With Foreign Courts and Foreign Representatives
§ 1525 Cooperation and direct communication between the court and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1526 Cooperation and direct communication between the trustee and foreign courts or foreign representatives
§ 1527 Forms of cooperation
Subchapter V - Concurrent Proceedings
§ 1528 Commencement of a case under this title after recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1529 Coordination of a case under this title and a foreign proceeding
§ 1530 Coordination of more than 1 foreign proceeding
§ 1531 Presumption of insolvency based on recognition of a foreign main proceeding
§ 1532 Rule of payment in concurrent proceedings