But I Didn’t DO Anything! — Can Non-action Violate the Automatic Stay? It is commonly understood that, upon commencement of a bankruptcy case, section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code operates as an automatic statutory injunction against a wide variety of creditor actions and activities. The automatic stay enjoins (1) “commencement or continuation” of certain proceedings, (2) “enforcement” of a judgment, (3) “any act” to obtain possession of or exercise control over property, (4) “any act” to create, perfect or enforce a lien, (5) “any act” to collect assess or recover claim, (6) “set off” of any debt, and (7) “commencement or continuation” of certain tax proceedings. View Full Post