35) The Bankruptcy Act of 1841 ("1841 Act") was passed August 19, 1841, but did not become effective until February 1, 1842.
From the panic of 1857 and for a period after, agitation for a bankruptcy act again occurred.
64) It was repealed in 1878,(65) making it the longest-lived federal bankruptcy act in the country's history to that time.
The 1874 amendments to the 1867 Bankruptcy Act added provisions for the composition of all of a voluntary or involuntary debtor's debts on acceptance by a majority in number and three-fourths in value of the creditors holding proven claims at a meeting of creditors called for such purpose.
A new bankruptcy act was signed into law by the President on November 6, 1978.
346) It does use history, in contrast to legislative history strictly speaking, in concluding that the "primary impetus for the enactment of [section] 707(b) was the credit industry's unhappiness with the fact that consumer debtors who were able to repay their debts had increasingly been filing for bankruptcy relief since the enactment of the 1978 Bankruptcy Act.
circumstances, the provisions of the 1945 Bankruptcy Act would not be
1945 Bankruptcy Act were also meant to address international issues.
The enactment of the 2005 Bankruptcy Act provided a unique
In this respect, the 2005 Bankruptcy Act simply reproduced the rule
contained in the previous Bankruptcy Act, even though these two pieces
Brazilian 1945 Bankruptcy Act, see generally Antonio Mendes, A Brief