If my utility company’s debt is included in the bankruptcy, may they refuse service?
June 28, 2022
By Diane Drain Attorney & Retired Law Professor
If the Debtor gives a deposit or other security to their utility company immediately after filing bankruptcy to ensure the payment of future services, the utility may not halt service, refuse to serve, or discriminate against the Debtor for paying their account.
However, if the Debtor pays a utility bill, don’t be shocked if a significant deposit is asked whenever a new service is sought.
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