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The Unbearable Lightness Of Title Under The Uniform Commercial Code, William Tabac Jan 1991

The Unbearable Lightness Of Title Under The Uniform Commercial Code, William Tabac

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This Article will offer the heresy that the transactions in goods that the Code regulates are still firmly grounded on ownership principles and that these principles must be reckoned with to fulfill the Code's design. It is therefore important first to identify the various property interests in goods that one can obtain under the Code and determine how the Code ties these interests to title.


Absolute Priority And New Value, James J. White Jan 1991

Absolute Priority And New Value, James J. White

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This paper is based on a lecture given on December 6, 1990 ast the Second Annual Robert E. Krinock Lecture. The absolute priority rule is a specific application of the broader doctrine that reorganization plans must be "fair and equitable." Both have their origins in the railroad reorganization cases of the early 20th century. The general doctrine is now codified in section 1129(b)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code and the rule is codified in subsection 1129(b)(2)(B)(ii) which provides that the debtor must pay a nonconsenting class of unsecured creditors in full or "the holder of ...