Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 5804

  • 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.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
A discharge in bankruptcy may be pleaded by a simple averment that on the day of its date such discharge was granted to the bankrupt and a certificate of such discharge under seal of the court granting the same shall be conclusive evidence in favor of such bankrupt of the fact and regularity of such discharge.