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District Bankruptcy Courts

Definition - What does District Bankruptcy Courts mean?

District Bankruptcy Courts are found within the United States District Courts. They only hear bankruptcy issues in the United States. Consequently, no bankruptcy case can be filed at the state level. District Bankruptcy Courts are addressed in the United States Constitution under Article I.

Justipedia explains District Bankruptcy Courts

The bankruptcy court system that is currently used in the United States was formed by Congress in late 1978 and became effective on April 1, 1984. As explained, the United States District Courts are the only courts who are given jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases.

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