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A Chapter 7 may not be filed within eight years of the filing date of a prior bankruptcy case that received discharge (see 11 USC 727(a)(8), here). If however the prior case failed to receive discharge for some reason, such as dismissal, then the eight year waiting period does not apply and a Chapter 7 can presumably be filed anytime again. It is possible that the Bankruptcy Court may impose some other waiting period when it dismisses a case, but this is rare.
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