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petition

1. a written document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
2. Law a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action
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1) The 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act ("BAPCPA") amendments to the Bankruptcy Code changed section 303(b)(1) to require that petitioning creditors' claims cannot be subject to a bona fide dispute as to liability or amount.
Because the challenge of collecting signatures online has proven virtually prohibitive in some jurisdictions, it may prove worthwhile to consider providing support for petitioners on this crucial piece of the petitioning process when designing a system.
Perhaps the biggest problem with the petitioning system is its apparent lack of oversight, essentially turning the well-intentioned forum into just another crowdsourcing website.
Even during economic recessions planters and other employers were still petitioning the Prison Commission in considerable numbers for the release of convicts into their care.
The petitioner must be able to determine that injury has been caused to the group petitioning.
If you're a presenter petitioning for a major Russian ballet company, says Jonathan Ginsburg, a Fairfax, Virginia-based immigration attorney who works with arts groups, it's completely unrealistic to assume that the final travel list would even approximate a beneficiary list submitted six months earlier.
The petitioning doctors may even agree with the self-assessment, but think that "they" or the "power structure" do not allow the medical director to be the physician advocate they wish him or her to be.
Kierner's book begins with an introductory interpretive essay that relates the process of petitioning to the changing ideologies of democracy and women's public participation brought about by the Revolution.
Rather, it is a proposed deficiency that starts the time clock for petitioning the Tax Court for a prepayment redetermination.
Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in In re Maury Rosenberg, illustrates the potential magnitude of the exposure petitioning creditors face if their quest to prosecute an involuntary bankruptcy petition is unsuccessful and the petition is ultimately dismissed.