Can Utility Service Be Disconnected In A Bankruptcy Case In Kansas City?

Overland Park Bankruptcy Lawyer

One of the issues that arises in a bankruptcy filing is whether a utility company (i.e., gas, water, light, etc.) can disconnect a debtor’s utility service after a bankruptcy case is filed.  Under Section 366(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, a utility service is prohibited from “altering, refusing, or discontinuing service to, or discriminating against, a trustee or debtor solely on the grounds that the debtor has not paid its pre-petition debts when due.”  Section 366(a) is a temporary prohibition, and it has qualifiers.

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