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The New Uae Bankruptcy System: Incomplete Radical Amendments, Dr. Omar Fares Dr. 2022 Associate Professor of Commercial Law Faculty Member at City University College of Ajman, UAE

The New Uae Bankruptcy System: Incomplete Radical Amendments, Dr. Omar Fares Dr.

UAEU Law Journal

contained in the Commercial Transactions Law of 1993, and adopted instead a special law of bankruptcy, Federal Law Number 9 of 2016, he achieved tangible success in developing the national bankruptcy system through the radical amendments approved over this law. The Emirati legislator had a correct choice of expanding the scope of application of the new bankruptcy system to include, in addition to commercial companies, all civil, private and governmental companies, as well as free zone companies. But he failed when he decided to keep individual merchants alone subject to this system, without expanding the scope of its application to ...


The New Uae Bankruptcy System: Incomplete Radical Amendments, Dr. Omar Fares Dr. 2022 Associate Professor of Commercial Law Faculty Member at City University College of Ajman, UAE

The New Uae Bankruptcy System: Incomplete Radical Amendments, Dr. Omar Fares Dr.

مجلة جامعة الإمارات للبحوث القانونية UAEU LAW JOURNAL

When the Emirati legislator abolished the bankruptcy provisions that were contained in the Commercial Transactions Law of 1993, and adopted instead a special law of bankruptcy, Federal Law Number 9 of 2016, he achieved tangible success in developing the national bankruptcy system through the radical amendments approved over this law. The Emirati legislator had a correct choice of expanding the scope of application of the new bankruptcy system to include, in addition to commercial companies, all civil, private and governmental companies, as well as free zone companies. But he failed when he decided to keep individual merchants alone subject to ...


Dissonance And Distress In Bankruptcy And Mass Torts, Andrew D. Bradt, Zachary D. Clopton, D. Theodore Rave 2022 University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Dissonance And Distress In Bankruptcy And Mass Torts, Andrew D. Bradt, Zachary D. Clopton, D. Theodore Rave

Fordham Law Review

This Essay reviews the highly successful Fordham Law Review symposium entitled Mass Torts Evolve: The Intersection of Aggregate Litigation and Bankruptcy, held in 2022. The symposium brought together judges, scholars, and practitioners who work on multidistrict litigation (MDL), bankruptcy, or both. The symposium was successful because it brought these groups into conversation at a time when high-profile mass tort defendants are increasingly turning to bankruptcy to escape MDL, while others involved in the MDL process seek to keep them in. The symposium was also successful—and distressing, in our view—because it highlighted disturbing trends in complex litigation.

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Due Process Alignment In Mass Restructurings, Sergio Campos, Samir D. Parikh 2022 University of Miami School of Law

Due Process Alignment In Mass Restructurings, Sergio Campos, Samir D. Parikh

Fordham Law Review

Mass tort defendants have recently begun exiting multidistrict litigation by filing for bankruptcy. This new strategy ushers defendants into a far more hospitable forum that offers accelerated resolution of all state and federal claims held by both current and future victims. Bankruptcy’s structural, procedural, and substantive benefits also provide defendants with unique optionality.

Bankruptcy’s resolution promise is alluring, but the process relies on a very large assumption: that future victims can be compelled to relinquish property rights in their cause of action against the corporate defendant and others without consent or notice. Bankruptcy builds an entire resolution structure ...


Aggregation And Abuse: Mass Torts In Bankruptcy, Edward J. Janger 2022 Brooklyn Law School

Aggregation And Abuse: Mass Torts In Bankruptcy, Edward J. Janger

Fordham Law Review

Bankruptcy courts have become the favored forum for large corporate defendants who seek global resolution of mass tort liability claims. Whether this forum choice benefits the victims of those mass torts or facilitates their exploitation is unclear. The features of bankruptcy law that have made bankruptcy court attractive to defendants can be efficiency enhancing, but they can also be used opportunistically and beyond their proper scope. As a result, their use must be subject to safeguards. The good news is that, where torts of the debtor itself are concerned, the U.S. Bankruptcy Code already contains the necessary tools. This ...


The Constitutional Problem Of Nondebtor Releases In Bankruptcy, Adam J. Levitin 2022 Georgetown University Law Center

The Constitutional Problem Of Nondebtor Releases In Bankruptcy, Adam J. Levitin

Fordham Law Review

In recent years, nondebtor releases have become a common feature of big-case Chapter 11 bankruptcy practice. Nondebtor releases involve the release of creditor claims against third-party nondebtors pursuant to a bankruptcy plan confirmation order. Some nondebtor releases are consensual, meaning that they are done with the assent of the releasing creditor, but some are not.

This Essay argues that all nonconsensual nondebtor releases in bankruptcy are unconstitutional. The constitutional infirmities of nondebtor releases are layered: all non debtor releases—consensual or nonconsensual—are outside the scope of Congress’s authority under an original understanding of the Bankruptcy Clause; all nonconsensual ...


Covid-19 Aggregate Litigation: The Search For The Upstream Wrongdoer, Robert H. Klonoff 2022 Lewis & Clark Law School

Covid-19 Aggregate Litigation: The Search For The Upstream Wrongdoer, Robert H. Klonoff

Fordham Law Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated many suits—including thousands of class actions—in which plaintiffs claim that defendants caused economic or health-related harm. Although the COVID-19 context may have led many plaintiffs’ lawyers to believe that the cases would be received with great sympathy, courts thus far have been very cautious, focusing closely—as they do in non-COVID cases—on whether the defendant has breached clear contractual commitments or has engaged in tortious or other wrongdoing. If anything, courts have been more skeptical and cautious in the COVID-19 context, recognizing that everyone has suffered due to the pandemic and that ...


The New Mass Torts Bargain, Samir D. Parikh 2022 Lewis & Clark Law School

The New Mass Torts Bargain, Samir D. Parikh

Fordham Law Review

Mass torts create a unique scale of harm and liabilities. Corporate tortfeasors are desperate to settle claims but condition settlement on the resolution of substantially all claims at a known price—commonly referred to as a global settlement. Without this, corporate tortfeasors are willing to continue with protracted and fragmented litigation across jurisdictions. Global settlements can be elusive in these cases. Mass torts are oftentimes characterized by heterogeneous victim groups that include both current victims and future victims—individuals whose harm has not yet manifested and may not do so for years. Despite this incongruence, future-victim claims must be aggregated ...


When Cannabis Businesses Fail: Assignment For The Benefit Of Creditors As An Alternative To Bankruptcy, Edward S. Adams 2022 University of Minnesota Law School

When Cannabis Businesses Fail: Assignment For The Benefit Of Creditors As An Alternative To Bankruptcy, Edward S. Adams

Utah Law Review

Cannabis businesses should keep the ABC in mind if they begin to struggle. As the cannabis industry becomes a greater part of our economy, more practitioners need to be aware of the solutions to risks that come with running a business associated with cannabis. While the federal government appears to have taken a mostly hands-off approach with states with their own regulatory schemes, that does not address the concerns of a failing cannabis business. The ABC addresses those concerns and can serve as a valid substitute for filing for bankruptcy.


The 'Merge' Did Not Fix Ethereum, Hilary J. Allen 2022 American University Washington College of Law

The 'Merge' Did Not Fix Ethereum, Hilary J. Allen

Popular Media

The Ethereum blockchain that facilitates much of the crypto world last month finally accomplished the long-promised and oft-delayed “Merge”, a technical switch in the way it works.


Scarlet-Lettered Bankruptcy: A Public Benefit Proposal For Mass Tort Villains, Samir D. Parikh 2022 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Scarlet-Lettered Bankruptcy: A Public Benefit Proposal For Mass Tort Villains, Samir D. Parikh

Northwestern University Law Review

Financially distressed companies often seek refuge in federal bankruptcy court to auction valuable assets and pay creditor claims. Mass tort defendants—including 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Purdue Pharma—introduce new complexities to customary Chapter 11 dynamics. Many mass tort defendants engage in malfeasance that inflicts widespread harm. These debtors fuel public scorn and earn a scarlet letter that can destroy value for an otherwise profitable business. Scarlet-lettered companies could file for bankruptcy and quickly sell their assets to fund victims’ settlement trusts. This Article argues, however, that this traditional resolution option would eviscerate victim recoveries. Harsh public scrutiny has diminished ...


Amicus Curiae Brief Of The Hon. Judith Fitzgerald (Bankruptcy Judge, Ret.), And Law Professors Pamela Foohey, George Kuney, Robert Lawless, Jonathan Lipson, Bruce A. Markell, Nancy Rapoport, Richard Squire, Ray Warner And Jack Williams, In Support Of The Petitioner, Judith Fitzgerald, Pamela Foohey, George Kuney, Robert Lawless, Jonathan Lipson, Bruce A. Markell, Nancy B. Rapoport, Richard Squire, Ray Warner, Jack Williams 2022 Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania, ret.

Amicus Curiae Brief Of The Hon. Judith Fitzgerald (Bankruptcy Judge, Ret.), And Law Professors Pamela Foohey, George Kuney, Robert Lawless, Jonathan Lipson, Bruce A. Markell, Nancy Rapoport, Richard Squire, Ray Warner And Jack Williams, In Support Of The Petitioner, Judith Fitzgerald, Pamela Foohey, George Kuney, Robert Lawless, Jonathan Lipson, Bruce A. Markell, Nancy B. Rapoport, Richard Squire, Ray Warner, Jack Williams

Briefs

Professor Pamela Foohey filed an amicus brief with a group of law professors and a former bankruptcy judge in MOAC Mall Holdings LLC v. Transform Holdco LLC.


Upaya Pemerintah Terhadap Perlindungan Ekspresi Budaya Tradisional Batik Motif Parang Sebagai Warisan Budaya Dunia, Raden Zulfikar Supinarko Putra 2022 Universitas Indonesia

Upaya Pemerintah Terhadap Perlindungan Ekspresi Budaya Tradisional Batik Motif Parang Sebagai Warisan Budaya Dunia, Raden Zulfikar Supinarko Putra

"Dharmasisya” Jurnal Program Magister Hukum FHUI

Abstract

Batik is not just a design on a piece of cloth, more than that, batik is a soul that blends in the procession of Indonesian society. Since the baby has been carried with a batik cloth, weddings wear batik cloth until when they die they will be covered with batik cloth too usually. This fact become a consideration for UNESCO to establish Indonesian Batik as a Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in the Fourth Session of The Intergovernmental Committee. This research uses a normative legal research method that is descriptive and analytical using a statutory ...


Perbedaan Akad Wakalah Bil Ujrah Dan Akad Qard Terhadap Permasalahan Akad Pembelian Barang Dalam Kehidupan Sehari-Hari, Zendy Sellyfio Ardiana 2022 Universitas Indonesia

Perbedaan Akad Wakalah Bil Ujrah Dan Akad Qard Terhadap Permasalahan Akad Pembelian Barang Dalam Kehidupan Sehari-Hari, Zendy Sellyfio Ardiana

"Dharmasisya” Jurnal Program Magister Hukum FHUI

Abstract

The wakalah bil ujrah and qard contract are contracts that often cause difficulties in implementing the purchase of goods in everyday life, both in safekeeping for purchasing goods and for buying and selling in general. Where if it is wrong in its application, it can cause income in a sale and purchase to be haraam due to an error in understanding the contract used and not describing benefit as the core of maqashid al-sharia which has an important role in determining Islamic law. The purpose of this paper is to find out how the solution to the application of ...


Tinjauan Yuridis Dalam Penyelesaian Pelanggaran Ham Berat Melalui Komisi Kebenaran Dan Rekonsiliasi Di Afrika Selatan Dan Indonesia, Tshana Erfandi 2022 Universitas Indonesia

Tinjauan Yuridis Dalam Penyelesaian Pelanggaran Ham Berat Melalui Komisi Kebenaran Dan Rekonsiliasi Di Afrika Selatan Dan Indonesia, Tshana Erfandi

"Dharmasisya” Jurnal Program Magister Hukum FHUI

Abstract

Several countries are currently developing a solution to the problem by establishing a particular commission. The commission works outside the courts, parliament and executive. In Indonesia, In Indonesia. The People's Consultative Assembly set a stipulation regarding the establishment of the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation: (NCTR) in 2000. This stipulation has the intent and purpose for national unity to identify existing problems, determine the conditions that must be made in order to achieve national reconciliation and establish policy direction as a guide to carry out the consolidation of unity of a nation. Whereas in South Africa, the ...


Bankruptcy As Social Safety Net, Pamela Foohey 2022 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Bankruptcy As Social Safety Net, Pamela Foohey

Online Publications

One in ten Americans have filed bankruptcy at some point during their adult lives. Contrary to the pronouncements of some politicians, these filings do not reflect a series of personal failures and should not be understood as failures of character. Indeed, most of the people who file bankruptcy struggle for years to pay their debts before turning to bankruptcy law and courts for help. And most of the people who file say that they felt shame upon filing. Instead, the bankruptcy filings of millions and millions of people reflect systematic policy choices over the past forty years that have left ...


Medicare "Bankruptcy", Matthew B. Lawrence 2022 Emory Law

Medicare "Bankruptcy", Matthew B. Lawrence

Boston College Law Review

Medicare, the social insurance program for the elderly and disabled, is once again facing insolvency. Spending from the program’s hospital insurance trust fund is predicted to exceed the accumulated payroll taxes and other revenues that support the fund within the next five years, leaving Medicare unable to honor some of its obligations. Yet, what happens if and when Medicare becomes insolvent has not previously been explored in legal scholarship and is not addressed in statute or regulation. This Article confronts for the first time the major legal questions that Medicare insolvency would present. It explains what policymakers could do ...


May The Executive Branch Forgive Student Loan Debt Without Further Congressional Action?, Colin Mark 2022 Pepperdine University

May The Executive Branch Forgive Student Loan Debt Without Further Congressional Action?, Colin Mark

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

On April 1, 2021, the Biden administration announced that Secretary of Education Michael Cardona will consider whether the President has legal authority to forgive up to $50,000 per debtor in student loan debt without further Congressional action. This paper interrogates the leading arguments for and against the Biden administration’s capacity to forgive this student loan debt strictly using administrative action. This article first surveys the history of federal student loan forgiveness programs in the United States. It then considers whether statutes on the books—in particular, the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Federal Claims Collection Act ...


The Long And Winding Road To The Small Business Reorganization Act: Why Our Next Stop Should Be Simplicity And Accessibility, Daniel O'Hare 2022 West Virginia University College of Law

The Long And Winding Road To The Small Business Reorganization Act: Why Our Next Stop Should Be Simplicity And Accessibility, Daniel O'Hare

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


When Is A Debt "Obtained By" Fraud?: Reconsideration Of The Fraud Nondischargeability Exception Under Section 523(A)(2) Of The Bankruptcy Code, Theresa J. Pulley Radwan 2022 Stetson University College of Law

When Is A Debt "Obtained By" Fraud?: Reconsideration Of The Fraud Nondischargeability Exception Under Section 523(A)(2) Of The Bankruptcy Code, Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


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