The benefit of the discharge injunction is narrower than (but similar to) the benefit afforded by the automatic stay in bankruptcy.
U.S. law also provides for specialized discharges in bankruptcy (see below).
In the United States, there are generally seven kinds of debtor discharges in bankruptcy, found in the following statutes:
The effect of the debtor's discharge is provided for at . In addition, certain limitations on the debtor's discharge are described at .
For more information on the debtor's discharge, see Bankruptcy in the United States.
In the United States, with respect to taxes incurred by the bankruptcy estate (as opposed to the debtor) during case administration, a specialized discharge for the trustee, the debtor, any successor to the debtor, and (for cases commenced on or after October 17, 2005) the bankruptcy estate is provided in .
At the conclusion of a case the trustee (if any) may be discharged as trustee under .
A Bankrupt Party Can Be Hauled into Court for Acts of Patent Infringement Committed After the Bankruptcy Discharge.(Hazelquist v. Guchi Moochie Tackle Co.)
Mar 14, 2006; The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's decision, holding that a bankrupt party is liable...