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Ten Years After Consumer Bankruptcy Reform In The United States: A Decade Of Diminishing Hope And Fairness, Robert J. Landry Iii Sep 2016

Ten Years After Consumer Bankruptcy Reform In The United States: A Decade Of Diminishing Hope And Fairness, Robert J. Landry Iii

Catholic University Law Review

The tenth anniversary of the effective date of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Reform Act), the largest reform to the consumer bankruptcy in the United States in a quarter of a century, will be marked in October of 2015. Prior to, and since its passage, scores of scholars have theorized about the impact of the Reform Act. The vast majority of research since its passage shows that the Reform Act has not had a long-term impact on filing rates. With this backdrop, the paper explores how the virtues of fairness for creditors and hope for individuals …


Business Insolvency And The Irish Debt Crisis, Paul B. Lewis Sep 2016

Business Insolvency And The Irish Debt Crisis, Paul B. Lewis

Paul Lewis

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Chapter 11 Shapeshifters, Lindsey Simon Jan 2016

Chapter 11 Shapeshifters, Lindsey Simon

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Logic and equity would seem to demand that when administrative agencies are creditors to a bankrupt debtor, they should have the same status as other creditors. But a creditor agency retains its regulatory authority over the debtor, permitting it to continue with agency business such as conducting enforcement proceedings and awarding licenses. As a result, though bankruptcy law and policy both strongly support equal distribution of the estate, administrative agencies have been able to circumvent these goals through the use of “shapeshifting” behaviors. This Article evaluates two dangerous shapeshifting scenarios:

(1) where the agency avoids the limitations of creditor status …