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Bankruptcy Law

Chapter 11

2005

University of Massachusetts School of Law

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The Story Of Ymps (“Yield Maintenance Premiums”) In Bankruptcy, Michael G. Hillinger, Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger Jan 2005

The Story Of Ymps (“Yield Maintenance Premiums”) In Bankruptcy, Michael G. Hillinger, Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger

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This article tries to tell the story of YMPs in bankruptcy. It is not an easy story to tell. It has so many subplots: the court’s position on freedom of contract, the debtor’s solvency or insolvency, the effect of recognizing the YMP on other creditors, whether the YMP claim arose pre- or post-petition, the proper relationship between section 502 claim allowance and section 506(b) which permits oversecured claims to include reasonable fees, costs, or charges as provided for in the loan agreement, and the effect of YMP enforcement on chapter 11 plan configuration.

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