Recently the U.S. District Court in Connecticut ruled that parts of the revised Bankruptcy Code were unenforceable. (See "Federal Court Strikes Down Bankruptcy Code Provisions") But some parts of the case remain undecided. While the Court decided that attorneys not engaged in the practice of bankruptcy law did not have to comply with certain provisions of the act, the Court did not decide the applicability of the moniker "Debt Relief Agent". The Court also never once mentioned the sole consumer who was a plaintiff in the case and what effect the statute had on her rights as a consumer.
The Court did find that attorneys involved in bankruptcy practice were not harmed by the remaining requirements of revised Bankruptcy Code. So three parts of the revised Bankruptcy Code remain in place that all attorneys must obey. They are: