Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. Is there a stay of what? An ongoing lawsuit against you for a debt that is included with the bankruptcy?
2. What hearings are you asking about?
First of all, you need to get permission from the bankruptcy trustee to continue your lawsuit against the employer. This is required because the proceeds of the lawsuit may be effected by your BK case.
More importantly, you sued the employer, not the other way around and your filing BK does not automatically stay proceedings in which you are seeking money. The stay in Bankruptcy does not stay all proceedings---only those initiated by a creditor agaisnt you. You MUST respond to the Motion to Compel.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.Please remember to rate my service to you so that I can be compensated for helping you. Thank you in advance.I wish you and yours the best in 2015,Doug