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Treating The New European Disease Of Consumer Debt In A Post-Communist State: The Groundbreaking New Russian Personal Insolvency Law, 41 Brook. J. Int'l L. 655 (2016), Jason J. Kilborn Jan 2016

Treating The New European Disease Of Consumer Debt In A Post-Communist State: The Groundbreaking New Russian Personal Insolvency Law, 41 Brook. J. Int'l L. 655 (2016), Jason J. Kilborn

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This article examines the tumultuous transition from restrictive Communism to the debt-fueled consumer economy of modern Russia. In particular, it surveys Russia’s legal response to severe debt distress, situating it in the context of nearly one thousand years of historical development. Effective 1 October 2015, Russia finally joined most of its European neighbors in adopting a personal bankruptcy law, with characteristics that reflect both evolving international best practices and a series of lessons not learned. This article offers the first detailed exposition in English of the two steps forward represented by this new law, as well as an evaluation ...


Checking Out Of The Exception To 3-104: Why Parties Should Be Able To Negotiate Whether Checks Should Be Payable On Demand, 3 Colum. J. Race & L. 73 (2013), Linda R. Crane Jan 2013

Checking Out Of The Exception To 3-104: Why Parties Should Be Able To Negotiate Whether Checks Should Be Payable On Demand, 3 Colum. J. Race & L. 73 (2013), Linda R. Crane

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Many aspects of American society, including its legal system, operate to the disadvantage of minorities. Obvious examples include inequities in our criminal/justice system and in school funding. Much has been written on those and other topics. This article focuses on another example, specifically on how a sweeping change to an obscure banking rule regulating the check collection process has negatively affected consumers in general, and minority groups in particular.

U.S. check collections require a complex system comprised of a variety of institutions including commercial banks, savings and loans, savings banks, and credit unions, as well as the customers ...


The Global Subprime Crisis As Explained By The Contrast Between American Contracts Law And Civil Law Countries' Laws, Practices And Expectations In Real Estate Transactions: How The Lack Of Informed Consent And The Absence Of The Civil Law Notary In The United States Contribute To The Global Crisis In Subprime Mortgage Investments, 11 J. Int'l Bus. & L. 133 (2012), Celeste M. Hammond, Ilaria Landini Jan 2012

The Global Subprime Crisis As Explained By The Contrast Between American Contracts Law And Civil Law Countries' Laws, Practices And Expectations In Real Estate Transactions: How The Lack Of Informed Consent And The Absence Of The Civil Law Notary In The United States Contribute To The Global Crisis In Subprime Mortgage Investments, 11 J. Int'l Bus. & L. 133 (2012), Celeste M. Hammond, Ilaria Landini

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Irs's Recent Uncertain Tax Positions Initiative: A Tangle Of Accounting, Tax And Privilege Issues, 9 Depaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 401 (2011), Kathryn J. Kennedy Jan 2011

Irs's Recent Uncertain Tax Positions Initiative: A Tangle Of Accounting, Tax And Privilege Issues, 9 Depaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 401 (2011), Kathryn J. Kennedy

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Given the extremely limited source of resources available to the IRS in recent years, it's not surprising that it is exploring all sorts of avenues to increase its efficiency, particularly relying on corporate taxpayers to self report questionable tax positions. Under the banner of "corporate governance" and "transparency," the Service issued a series of proposals in 2010 requiring disclosure of uncertain tax positions ("UTPs") by corporate taxpayers. The Service essentially piggybacked on the recently imposed 2006 audit requirements that reserves be posted for contingent tax liabilities (i.e., tax positions that could later not be sustained, and therefore had ...


Survey Of Illinois Law: Real Estate Finance, 16 S. Ill. U. L.J. 999 (1992), Celeste M. Hammond Jan 1992

Survey Of Illinois Law: Real Estate Finance, 16 S. Ill. U. L.J. 999 (1992), Celeste M. Hammond

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