| Commentary

175 Protection from suit and execution

| Commentary

175 Protection from suit and execution

The object of preserving the estate for orderly distribution would be defeated if creditors remained free to proceed against the debtor or his property after the bankruptcy jurisdiction had been invoked by the presentation of a petition. In order to prevent this, the court may stay any action, execution or other legal process against the property or person of the debtor at any time when proceedings on a bankruptcy petition are pending1. This power to stay actions and process may also be exercised after an individual has been adjudged bankrupt2.

Any court in which proceedings

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