Yes and no. A bankruptcy can discharge civil liability for a bad check if the circumstances arose before the bankruptcy. The creditor should be listed in the correct bankruptcy document, but the creditor could object to the discharge through an adversary proceeding based upon fraud. If the creditor is properly noticed and does not object by the deadline (60 days after the first scheduled 341 hearing), the civil liability will be discharged. On the other hand, bad checks can be a crime, and bankruptcy does not discharge criminal liability.