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A tenant bankruptcy filing will impede a landlord's ability to proceed with filing an eviction proceeding or carrying out the court-ordered eviction process. A tenant can stop an eviction by filing for a Chapter 7 (Liquidation) or Chapter 13 (Wage Earner) bankruptcy. Once the tenant files for bankruptcy, federal law, under 11 U.S.C. §362(a)-(b), imposes an "automatic stay" which prevents all creditors, including landlords, from pursuing repayment of debt and/or eviction.