Bankruptcy courts ill-prepared for tsunami of people going broke from coronavirus shutdown
The Street, May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020
Dalie Jimenez, a Law Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and others write, “Bankruptcy can discharge or erase many types of debts and stop foreclosures, repossessions and wage garnishments. But our research shows the bankruptcy system is difficult to navigate even in normal times, particularly for minorities, the elderly and those in rural areas. COVID-19 is exacerbating the existing challenges of accessing bankruptcy at a time when these vulnerable groups – who are bearing the brunt of both the economic and health impact of the coronavirus pandemic – may need its protections the most.