Can I be sued after filing chapter 7 bankruptcy? 4 Answers as of August 27, 2010

A few months ago I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy. After filing I was sued by one of my credit card companies. The meeting of the trustees already took place when they sued me. Could they do that?

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Diefer Law Group, P.C.
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
No, you they could not sue you after you filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/26/2010
Ariano & Reppucci
Ariano & Reppucci | Chris Ariano
Creditors are not supposed to be in contact with you while you are under the bankruptcy protection which it sounds like you were. Once they became aware of your bankruptcy the lawsuit should have been dropped.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 8/26/2010
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
the basis of the lawsuit was a debt incurred prior to your filing the bankruptcy case, the lawsuit is void and the filing of it is a violation of the Automatic Stay of 11 U.S.C. 362. You should have your attorney write a letter demanding the suit immediately be dismissed, and file a notice of stay with the court where the lawsuit was filed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/25/2010
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