IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
September 14, 2009
GREGORY A. SNIDER, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL V. ESPOSITO, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Reagan, District Judge
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
Defendant Michael V. Esposito filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 in the District of New Jersey on February 18, 2009. The filing of the petition resulted in an automatic stay of this case. See 11 U.S.C. § 362 (filing of bankruptcy petition stays "the commencement or continuation ... of a judicial, administrative or other action or proceeding against the debtor," and "any act to collect, assess, or recover a claim against the debtor."). Therefore, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362, all proceedings herein were stayed as of February 18, 2009.
On September 11, 2009, Esposito filed Discharge of Debtor with this Court, showing that the bankruptcy court had granted him a discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727 (the Bankruptcy Code) on July 10, 2009. Accordingly, this Court LIFTS THE STAY entered in this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
MICHAEL J. REAGAN United States District Judge
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