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An Empirical Investigation Into Appellate Structure And The Perceived Quality Of Appellate Review, Jonathan R. Nash, Rafael I. Pardo Nov 2008

An Empirical Investigation Into Appellate Structure And The Perceived Quality Of Appellate Review, Jonathan R. Nash, Rafael I. Pardo

Vanderbilt Law Review

What is the ideal structure for appellate review? Without providing a definitive answer to the question, commentators have suggested several factors that may improve the process, and thus perhaps the accuracy, of appellate review. First, it is said that panels of judges are preferable to review by a single judge. Second, expertise in the relevant area of law is a benefit. Third, other indicia of lawfinding ability-such as the ability of lawyers and judges to focus on legal issues without the distraction of factual conflicts and the amenability of judges' schedules to careful contemplation and reflection-contribute to the quality of ...


Bankruptcy, James D. Walker Jr., Amber Nickell Jul 2008

Bankruptcy, James D. Walker Jr., Amber Nickell

Mercer Law Review

In 2007 the world of bankruptcy law lacked much of the excitement seen in 2005 and 2006. During the previous two years a variety of novel issues and intra-circuit conflicts arose as courts began interpreting the 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. The pace settled down in 2007 as courts began work that consisted more of refinement than innovation. They tackled the scope of sovereign immunity, the automatic stay, undue hardship for student loan discharge, and the hanging paragraph in § 1325(a). These and other recent developments in Eleventh Circuit bankruptcy law are addressed in this Article.


The Westernization Of Chinese Bankruptcy: An Examination Of China's New Corporate Bankruptcy Law Through The Lens Of The Uncitral Legislative Guide To Insolvency Law, Steven J. Arsenault Jun 2008

The Westernization Of Chinese Bankruptcy: An Examination Of China's New Corporate Bankruptcy Law Through The Lens Of The Uncitral Legislative Guide To Insolvency Law, Steven J. Arsenault

Penn State International Law Review

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Categorizing Categories: Property Of The Estate And Fraudulent Transfers In Bankruptcy, Michael R. Cedillos May 2008

Categorizing Categories: Property Of The Estate And Fraudulent Transfers In Bankruptcy, Michael R. Cedillos

Michigan Law Review

11 U.S.C. § 541 defines "property of the estate" in bankruptcy, but courts have not interpreted that section uniformly. The Fifth Circuit has read the term broadly to include both interests in property that the trustee recovers under § 541(a)(3) and legal or equitable interests under § 541(a)(1) that have purportedly been fraudulently transferred but which the trustee has not yet recovered. The Second Circuit, however, has taken a more restrained approach, holding that fraudulently transferred property that the trustee has not yet recovered does not constitute property of the estate. This Note argues that courts should ...


2007 Patent Law Decisions Of The Federal Circuit, Dean L. Fanelli, Victor N. Balancia, Robert J. Smyth, Carl P. Bretscher, Arthur M. Antonelli, Mark J. Sullivan, Kent E. Basson Apr 2008

2007 Patent Law Decisions Of The Federal Circuit, Dean L. Fanelli, Victor N. Balancia, Robert J. Smyth, Carl P. Bretscher, Arthur M. Antonelli, Mark J. Sullivan, Kent E. Basson

American University Law Review

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Scary Stories And The Limited Liability Polluter In Chapter 11 Polluter In Chapter 11, Anne M. Lawton, Lynda J. Oswald Mar 2008

Scary Stories And The Limited Liability Polluter In Chapter 11 Polluter In Chapter 11, Anne M. Lawton, Lynda J. Oswald

Washington and Lee Law Review

Legal commentators, policy-makers, and the media argue that the current structures of environmental, bankruptcy, and corporate law permit firms to strategically use bankruptcy to inappropriately displace hundreds of millions of dollars of environmental liability onto taxpayers. However, the proposed solution to this supposed problem-reforming bankruptcy, environmental, and/or corporate law-is draconian, and may cause dramatic and unintended consequences. Moreover, these demands for reform are occurring in a complete absence of data about whether and to what extent inappropriate strategic use of bankruptcy in this manner actually occurs. We conducted an empirical analysis of Chapter 11 bankruptcies filed in 2004 and ...


Bankruptcy Vérité, Lynn M. Lopucki, Joseph W. Doherty Feb 2008

Bankruptcy Vérité, Lynn M. Lopucki, Joseph W. Doherty

Michigan Law Review

In the empirical study we report in Bankruptcy Fire Sales, we compared the recoveries from the going-concern bankruptcy sales of twenty-five large, public companies with the recoveries from the bankruptcy reorganizations of thirty large, public companies. We found that, controlling for the asset size of the company and its presale or pre-reorganization earnings ("EBITDA"), reorganization recoveries were more than double sale recovenes. We are honored that Professor James J. White has chosen to comment on our study. White is an eloquent defender of the status quo, pulls no punches, and always has something interesting to say. Bankruptcy Noir is no ...


Checking Up With Barf:Evaluating The Effectiveness, Challenges And Shortcomings Of Thebankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005., Robert Slimak Jan 2008

Checking Up With Barf:Evaluating The Effectiveness, Challenges And Shortcomings Of Thebankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005., Robert Slimak

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

Following this introduction, Part II evaluates the effectiveness of the BAPCPA by measuring bankruptcy filing rates pre- and post-enactment and examines the losses disclosed by some of the largest credit lenders who lobbied for the bill. Part III discusses the legal challenges to BAPCPA that have already appeared in federal court. Part IV explains some of the more heavily-criticized shortcomings of the BAPCPA. This comment concludes with a brief discussion of the root causes of bankruptcy that remain unaffected by the passage of the BAPCPA.


Accessing The Effects Of Chapter 15: Cross-Border Insolvency Cases In Us Bankruptcy Courts From 1995-2006, Roxane Delaurell Jan 2008

Accessing The Effects Of Chapter 15: Cross-Border Insolvency Cases In Us Bankruptcy Courts From 1995-2006, Roxane Delaurell

South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business

No abstract provided.


Selling The Payments: Predatory Lending Goes Primetime, 41 J. Marshall L. Rev. 587 (2008), Dustin Fisher Jan 2008

Selling The Payments: Predatory Lending Goes Primetime, 41 J. Marshall L. Rev. 587 (2008), Dustin Fisher

UIC Law Review

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Rule 2019: The Debtor's New Weapon, 42 J. Marshall L. Rev. 165 (2008), Michael Demarino Jan 2008

Rule 2019: The Debtor's New Weapon, 42 J. Marshall L. Rev. 165 (2008), Michael Demarino

UIC Law Review

No abstract provided.


Checking Up With Barf:Evaluating The Effectiveness, Challenges And Shortcomings Of Thebankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005., Robert Slimak Jan 2008

Checking Up With Barf:Evaluating The Effectiveness, Challenges And Shortcomings Of Thebankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005., Robert Slimak

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

Following this introduction, Part II evaluates the effectiveness of the BAPCPA by measuring bankruptcy filing rates pre- and post-enactment and examines the losses disclosed by some of the largest credit lenders who lobbied for the bill. Part III discusses the legal challenges to BAPCPA that have already appeared in federal court. Part IV explains some of the more heavily-criticized shortcomings of the BAPCPA. This comment concludes with a brief discussion of the root causes of bankruptcy that remain unaffected by the passage of the BAPCPA.


The Cra: A Welcome Anomaly In The Foreclosure Crisis, Warren W. Traiger Jan 2008

The Cra: A Welcome Anomaly In The Foreclosure Crisis, Warren W. Traiger

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Tax Treatment Of Cancelled Interest And Penalties On Consumer Debt, Richard C.E. Beck Jan 2008

The Tax Treatment Of Cancelled Interest And Penalties On Consumer Debt, Richard C.E. Beck

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Debt Dilemma, Katherine Porter Jan 2008

The Debt Dilemma, Katherine Porter

Michigan Law Review

Part I describes the nature of credit card spending and explores the usefulness of Mann's comparative approach to studying credit cards. Part II evaluates Mann's findings on the overall relationships between individual credit card transactions and aggregate levels of spending, borrowing, and bankruptcy. It also briefly analyzes the relationship between his findings and policy recommendations. Part III explores data on families who refrain from credit card use and struggle with serious financial distress. Part IV revisits Mann's policy recommendations in light of this new data. I conclude that implementing credit card reform would offer families only partial ...


In Re Davis, Adam Schlusselberg Jan 2008

In Re Davis, Adam Schlusselberg

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


Cohen V. Jpmorgan Chase & Co., Erin M. Byrnes Jan 2008

Cohen V. Jpmorgan Chase & Co., Erin M. Byrnes

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


Urban Development And Unequal Access To Housing Finance Services, Gregory D. Squires Jan 2008

Urban Development And Unequal Access To Housing Finance Services, Gregory D. Squires

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.