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Banks, Break-Ins, And Bad Actors In Mortgage Foreclosure, Christopher K. Odinet 2016 Southern University Law Center

Banks, Break-Ins, And Bad Actors In Mortgage Foreclosure, Christopher K. Odinet

University of Cincinnati Law Review

No abstract provided.


Overcoming Hurdles In The Enforceability Of Make-Whole Provisions, Brian Patrick McBride 2016 University of Miami Law School

Overcoming Hurdles In The Enforceability Of Make-Whole Provisions, Brian Patrick Mcbride

University of Miami Law Review

There have been recent conflicting decisions in U.S. district courts of New York, Delaware, and others states regarding to the enforceability of make-whole provisions in bankruptcy. The ambiguity created by the courts’ decisions has caused uncertainty for all parties involved in these kinds of loan documents. This comment is an analysis of the enforceability of make-whole provisions in the context of bankruptcy in light of the recent decisions. In order for a makewhole or a no-call provision to be upheld, a number of hurdles must be cleared. The provisions must be valid under both state law and bankruptcy law ...


Courts And Sovereigns In The Pari Passu Goldmines, Anna Gelpern 2016 Georgetown University Law Center

Courts And Sovereigns In The Pari Passu Goldmines, Anna Gelpern

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

U.S. federal court rulings against Argentina since 2012 have turned the pari passu clause in sovereign bond contracts into the most promising debt collection tool against immune governments since the days of gunboat diplomacy. The large literature on pari passu (“equal step” in Latin) assumes that the clause had not been used for enforcement before the late 1990s, and that it was first construed by a Belgian court in a case against Peru in the year 2000. The Belgian decision was criticized for wrongly concluding that pari passu promised ratable payment to all holders of Peru’s external debt ...


"No Harm, Still Foul": Unharmed Creditors And Avoidance Of A Debtor's Pre-Petition Transfer Of Exemptible Property, Alyssa Pompei 2016 St. John's University School of Law

"No Harm, Still Foul": Unharmed Creditors And Avoidance Of A Debtor's Pre-Petition Transfer Of Exemptible Property, Alyssa Pompei

St. John's Law Review

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Finding Common Ground: Resolving Assumption And Assignment Of Intellectual Property Licenses In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Through Adoption Of The Actual Test, Courtney Marie Davis 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Finding Common Ground: Resolving Assumption And Assignment Of Intellectual Property Licenses In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Through Adoption Of The Actual Test, Courtney Marie Davis

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


The Theory Of Municipal Custom And Practice, Karen Blum 2016 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

The Theory Of Municipal Custom And Practice, Karen Blum

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Eleventh Amendment Federalism And State Sovereign Immunity Cases: Direct Effect On Section 1983?, Stephen H. Steinglass 2016 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Eleventh Amendment Federalism And State Sovereign Immunity Cases: Direct Effect On Section 1983?, Stephen H. Steinglass

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ethics For Examiners, Daniel J. Bussel 2016 UCLA School of Law

Ethics For Examiners, Daniel J. Bussel

Fordham Law Review

The inquisitorial bankruptcy examiner is sui generis in our system. He faces unique ethical quandaries and considerations, which require a code of ethics tailored to his role if he is to achieve fully the promise of improving Chapter 11 through the introduction of inquisitorial investigative methods. This Article attempts to point the way toward guidelines that will regulate the conduct of examiners to mitigate real, potential, and perceived abuses.


A Petrobras NãO Conseguirá Renegociar A Sua DíVida.Pdf, Bruno Meyerhof Salama 2016 FGV Law School in Sao Paulo

A Petrobras NãO Conseguirá Renegociar A Sua DíVida.Pdf, Bruno Meyerhof Salama

Bruno Meyerhof Salama

A Petrobrás dificilmente conseguirá renegociar sua dívida com os bancos. E boa parte do problema pode ser atribuído a um fato que costuma passar despercebido: não existe regime de insolvência aplicável às estatais.


Making Assignments For The Benefit Of Creditors As Easy As A-B-C, Carly Landon 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Making Assignments For The Benefit Of Creditors As Easy As A-B-C, Carly Landon

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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An Analysis Of The Treatment Of Employees Pension And Wage Claims In Insolvency And Under Guarantee Schemes In Oecd Countries: Comparative Law Lessons For Detroit And The United States, Paul M. Secunda 2016 Marquette University Law School

An Analysis Of The Treatment Of Employees Pension And Wage Claims In Insolvency And Under Guarantee Schemes In Oecd Countries: Comparative Law Lessons For Detroit And The United States, Paul M. Secunda

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Detroit Bankruptcy, Pre-Eligibility, Melissa B. Jacoby 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Detroit Bankruptcy, Pre-Eligibility, Melissa B. Jacoby

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Response To Professor Paul Secunda's Comparatice Analysis Of The Treatment Of Employment Claims In Insolvency Proceedings And Guarantee Schemes In Oecd Countries, Israel Goldowitz 2016 Personal Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Response To Professor Paul Secunda's Comparatice Analysis Of The Treatment Of Employment Claims In Insolvency Proceedings And Guarantee Schemes In Oecd Countries, Israel Goldowitz

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Zombieland/The Detroit Bankruptcy: Why Debts Associated With Pensions, Benefits, And Municipal Securities Never Die. . . And How They Are Killing Cities Like Detroit, Christine Sgarlata Chung 2016 Fordham Law School

Zombieland/The Detroit Bankruptcy: Why Debts Associated With Pensions, Benefits, And Municipal Securities Never Die. . . And How They Are Killing Cities Like Detroit, Christine Sgarlata Chung

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Resolving The Public Pension "Crisis", Jack M. Beermann 2016 Boston University School of Law

Resolving The Public Pension "Crisis", Jack M. Beermann

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Modifying Or Terminating Pension Plans Through Chapter 9 Bankruptcies With A Focus On California, Joanne Lau 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Modifying Or Terminating Pension Plans Through Chapter 9 Bankruptcies With A Focus On California, Joanne Lau

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Two-Step Plan For Puerto Rico, Clayton P. Gillette, David A. Skeel Jr. 2016 New York University School of Law

A Two-Step Plan For Puerto Rico, Clayton P. Gillette, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

Few still believe that Puerto Rico is capable of meeting all of its financial obligations and continuing to provide basic services. The territory is already in default, and conditions are rapidly deteriorating. Is there a way forward? We think there is. In this short article, we outline a two-part plan for correcting Puerto Rico’s most urgent fiscal and financial problems.

The first step is to create an independent financial control board that has authority over Puerto Rico’s budgets and related issues. Notwithstanding concerns that an externally imposed financial control board (FCB) may interfere with the decision making processes ...


Bringing Continuity To Cryptocurrency: Commercial Law As A Guide To The Asset Categorization Of Bitcoin, Evan Hewitt 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Bringing Continuity To Cryptocurrency: Commercial Law As A Guide To The Asset Categorization Of Bitcoin, Evan Hewitt

Seattle University Law Review

This Note will undertake to analyze bitcoin under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC)—two important sources of commercial law—to see whether any existing asset categories adequately protect bitcoin’s commercial viability. This Note will demonstrate that although commercial law dictates that bitcoin should—nay must—be regulated as a currency in order to sustain its existence, the very definition of currency seems to preclude that from happening. Therefore, this Note will recommend that we experiment with a new type of asset that receives currency-like treatment, specifically designed for cryptocurrencies, under which bitcoin can ...


With Malice Toward One? – Defining Nondischargeability Of Debts For Willful And Malicious Injury Under Section 523(A)(6) Of The Bankrupcy Code, Theresa J. Pulley Radwan 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

With Malice Toward One? – Defining Nondischargeability Of Debts For Willful And Malicious Injury Under Section 523(A)(6) Of The Bankrupcy Code, Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

William & Mary Business Law Review

The federal bankruptcy system strikes a balance between the rights of debtors seeking a fresh start and the rights of creditors seeking repayment for debt. While many areas of the Bankruptcy Code provide examples of this balancing act, perhaps no area of the Code embodies this balance better than discharge of debt. Discharge of debt provides the fresh start for debtors on which the bankruptcy system rests, but the Code also protects the interests of creditors who would otherwise have their claims against the debtor discharged.

Section 523(a)(6) excepts from discharge any debt “for willful and malicious injury ...


From Wreckage Comes Reason: How Detroit’S Chapter 9 Filing Helps Develop A Practicable And Principled “Good Faith” Standard, Scott A. Krystiniak 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

From Wreckage Comes Reason: How Detroit’S Chapter 9 Filing Helps Develop A Practicable And Principled “Good Faith” Standard, Scott A. Krystiniak

William & Mary Business Law Review

The city of Detroit is beginning to rise from the ashes following decades of fiscal ineptitude, social failure, and corruption. Bolstered by protections under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code, Detroit has eliminated billions of dollars in debt and established a feasible plan for municipal reorganization. Now, Detroit is even considered an American “comeback story.” However, Detroit’s revitalization began on a tenuous foundation. The city’s creditors objected vigorously to the bankruptcy petition by claiming that Detroit had not filed its bankruptcy petition in good faith under § 921(c). Despite the relatively scarce and imprecise case law and jurisprudence ...


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