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Bankruptcy is a Federal Court Issue

Bankruptcy is a federal law issue and is handled in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Sometimes, the legal responsibility to pay a state court judgment can be "discharged" through getting a bankruptcy order in federal court.

United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Minnesota

U.S. Code


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