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Fiduciary Principles In Bankruptcy And Insolvency, John A. E. Pottow Jan 2019

Fiduciary Principles In Bankruptcy And Insolvency, John A. E. Pottow

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This chapter examines fiduciary duties in bankruptcy and insolvency, focusing on the bankruptcy trustee’s duties, which are triggered by virtue of appointment in a case. It first provides a background on bankruptcy law in order to elucidate the doctrines and rules affecting fiduciary responsibilities in bankruptcy, citing a number of relevant provisions in the Bankruptcy Code. It then considers the fiduciary, non-fiduciary, and anti-fiduciary obligations of the trustee under the Bankruptcy Code before discussing the fiduciary duties of care and loyalty. In particular, it highlights bankruptcy-related issues raised by the duty of loyalty with respect to secured creditors, priority unsecured …


Of Punctilios And Paybacks: The Duty Of Loyalty Under The Uniform Trust Code, Karen E. Boxx Jan 2002

Of Punctilios And Paybacks: The Duty Of Loyalty Under The Uniform Trust Code, Karen E. Boxx

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Loyalty has been cited as the most desired of traits from those who serve others. One reason that loyalty is so highly valued is that it is impossible to guarantee and impossible to buy. The trust law concept of the duty of loyalty acknowledges that human nature will cause any person to favor his or her personal interests over the interests of another, and it is this assumption of disloyalty that gives rise to the strict prohibitions of trustee conflicts of interest required under the label of "duty of loyalty."

The duty of loyalty has been called "the essence of …


Fiduciary Administration - Compensation - Extra Compensation And The Rule Against Self-Dealing, David Shute Jan 1958

Fiduciary Administration - Compensation - Extra Compensation And The Rule Against Self-Dealing, David Shute

Michigan Law Review

Respondent was a member of a firm of certified public accountants who were actively engaged in assisting decedent work out his income tax difficulties at the time of his death. Under decedent's will respondent was named executor and trustee along with decedent's lawyer and a trust company. The executors employed respondent's partnership to perform services in connection with the estate. The surviving widow and life beneficiary of the estate filed objections to the account of the executors, urging that the rule against self-dealing on the part of fiduciaries precluded respondent from recovering for services performed as an accountant in addition …