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Managers' Fiduciary Duties In Financially Distressed Corporations: Chaos In Delaware (And Elsewhere), Christopher W. Frost, Rutheford B. Campbell Apr 2006

Managers' Fiduciary Duties In Financially Distressed Corporations: Chaos In Delaware (And Elsewhere), Christopher W. Frost, Rutheford B. Campbell

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In this article, the authors consider the nature of corporate managers’ fiduciary duties in periods when the company is in financial distress. This matter is important not only to corporate managers, who need clear rules regarding their duties, but also to equity and debt investors, who must understand the nature of corporate fiduciary duties in order to price the capital that they contribute to the enterprise and allocate the financial risks of loss to the most efficient risk bearer from among the investors.

Unfortunately, courts – especially the important Delaware courts – have made a mess of all of this. …