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Bankruptcy Law

Maureen B. Collins

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Pensions Or Paintings?: The Detroit Institute Of Arts From Bankruptcy To Grand Bargain, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2015), Maureen Collins Jan 2016

Pensions Or Paintings?: The Detroit Institute Of Arts From Bankruptcy To Grand Bargain, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2015), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

This article examines the issues faced by the City of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts when Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy. Creditors called for the sale of the highly esteemed DIA art collection to pay outstanding municipal pension obligations. The DIA and the Michigan Attorney General viewed the collection not as an asset, but as a charitable public trust. Simply put, the City faced the question of what mattered most – pensions or paintings? Along the way, the parties and courts struggled with valuation of the art collection, a history of judicial decisions and lawmaking regarding charitable trusts …


Pensions Or Paintings? The Detroit Institute Of Arts From Bankruptcy To Grand Bargain, Maureen B. Collins Jan 2016

Pensions Or Paintings? The Detroit Institute Of Arts From Bankruptcy To Grand Bargain, Maureen B. Collins

Maureen B. Collins

This article examines the issues faced by the City of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts when Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy. Creditors called for the sale of the highly esteemed DIA art collection to pay outstanding municipal pension obligations. The DIA and the Michigan Attorney General viewed the collection not as an asset, but as a charitable public trust. Simply put, the City faced the question of what mattered most – pensions or paintings? Along the way, the parties and courts struggled with valuation of the art collection, a history of judicial decisions and lawmaking regarding charitable trusts …


The Lawyer Who Built Titletown: Gerald Clifford, The Green Bay Packers And Community Ownership, 14 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 3 (2013), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

The Lawyer Who Built Titletown: Gerald Clifford, The Green Bay Packers And Community Ownership, 14 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 3 (2013), Maureen Collins

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Training The Dragon®: The Use Of Voice Recognition Software In The Legal Writing Classroom, 48 The L. Tchr. 181 (2014), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

Training The Dragon®: The Use Of Voice Recognition Software In The Legal Writing Classroom, 48 The L. Tchr. 181 (2014), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

We are surrounded by technology – most of it designed to make our personal and professional lives easier. We have voice-assisted software at our fingertips. One conversation with Siri® and we know where to dine or who starred in our favorite movie. In the legal profession, technology is used not only to process words, but to conduct legal research, manage voluminous litigation documents, and track information on opposing counsel. Surely, then, there is a place for technology in the legal writing process.