This article describes the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings. Section I explains the purpose of the automatic stay, lays out the history and scope of the stay, and lists parties that can be protected by the stay. Section II briefly describes how the scope of the automatic stay may be increased by a party’s motion, under 11 USC 105(A). Section III discusses the effects of violations of the stay, and gives remedies for such violations. Section IV gives a detailed explanation of possible modifications of the automatic stay, as well as how it may be terminated. Finally, Section V rounds out the discussion by covering all other miscellaneous points of the miscellaneous stay.
John Francis Murphy, The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy, 34 Clev. St. L. Rev. 567 (1985-1986)