Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 5802

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.

Actions in which an actual attachment of property was made 4 months prior to the filing of a petition in bankruptcy or insolvency by any defendant therein shall be disposed of under the ordinary rules of proceedings in court.