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n a person to whom a debt is owed.
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He tried his new uniform, which became him very handsomely, on the day when the first meeting of the creditors of the unfortunate gentleman took place.
A distinguished gentleman of this city, H H , Esquire, having been compelled to SUSPEND, in consequence of the late robbery of the Bank of the United States by the cold-blooded miscreant whose hoary head disgraces the White House, felt himself bound to return an article of dress, purchased as recently as yesterday by his lovely daughter, and who, in every respect, was entitled to wear it, as she would have adorned it, receiving back the price, with a view to put it in the fund he is already collecting to meet the demands of his creditors.
The reputation of the affair of the pocket-handkerchief was of great service, and creditors relented as they thought of the hardship of depriving a pretty girl of so valuable an appliance.
The next morning they are at their penitentials again; and perhaps the poor weeping wife comes over to him, either brings him some account of what his creditors are doing, and how she and the children are turned out of doors, or some other dreadful news; and this adds to his self-reproaches; but when he has thought and pored on it till he is almost mad, having no principles to support him, nothing within him or above him to comfort him, but finding it all darkness on every side, he flies to the same relief again, viz.
Her husband had been a captain of a merchant ship, and having had the misfortune to be cast away coming home on a voyage from the West Indies, which would have been very profitable if he had come safe, was so reduced by the loss, that though he had saved his life then, it broke his heart, and killed him afterwards; and his widow, being pursued by the creditors, was forced to take shelter in the Mint.
We are quiet here; we don't get badgered here; there's no knocker here, sir, to be hammered at by creditors and bring a man's heart into his mouth.
Because the first creditor's contract is fixed by the time later creditors write their contracts with the debtor, the later creditors will choose contracts that exploit the early one, thereby allowing them to offer the debtor the lowest possible interest rate.
Section 411 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) amended the FCRA to provide that a creditor may not obtain or use medical information in connection with any determination of a consumer's eligibility, or continued eligibility, for credit except as permitted by regulations or the FACT Act.
Those receivables, which are needed to operate on a day-to-day basis, will be available only if the secured creditors agree, or in the absence of an agreement with a secured creditor, if the Court is satisfied that the secured creditors can be granted adequate protection The success or failure of this issue can torpedo a Chapter 11 proceeding.
This debate over how to deal with the insolvent and balance the interests of creditor and debtor, Skeel writes, has been waged for more than two centuries.
The five guides will promote greater creditor involvement by informing unsecured creditors of their rights and how to exercise them in each type of insolvency, be it administration, administrative receivership, compulsory liquidation, creditors' voluntary liquidation or bankruptcy.
Specifically, in certain instances, foreign creditors may perceive that the local courts and insolvency laws do not provide them with a level playing field for pursuing creditor remedies and relief vis-a-vis local debtors.