Debt S Dominion

Author: David A. Skeel Jr.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828500
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Bankruptcy in America, in stark contrast to its status in most other countries, typically signifies not a debtor's last gasp but an opportunity to catch one's breath and recoup. Why has the nation's legal system evolved to allow both corporate and individual debtors greater control over their fate than imaginable elsewhere? Masterfully probing the political dynamics behind this question, David Skeel here provides the first complete account of the remarkable journey American bankruptcy law has taken from its beginnings in 1800, when Congress lifted the country's first bankruptcy code right out of English law, to the present day. Skeel shows that the confluence of three forces that emerged over many years--an organized creditor lobby, pro-debtor ideological currents, and an increasingly powerful bankruptcy bar--explains the distinctive contours of American bankruptcy law. Their interplay, he argues in clear, inviting prose, has seen efforts to legislate bankruptcy become a compelling battle royale between bankers and lawyers--one in which the bankers recently seem to have gained the upper hand. Skeel demonstrates, for example, that a fiercely divided bankruptcy commission and the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress have yielded the recent, ideologically charged battles over consumer bankruptcy. The uniqueness of American bankruptcy has often been noted, but it has never been explained. As different as twenty-first century America is from the horse-and-buggy era origins of our bankruptcy laws, Skeel shows that the same political factors continue to shape our unique response to financial distress.

Corporate Insolvency Law

Author: Vanessa Finch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521626854
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This interdisciplinary examination of corporate insolvency law assesses recent reforms and anticipates new legislation.

Principles Of Corporate Insolvency Law

Author: Roy Goode
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN: 9780421966109
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Principles of Insolvency Law is widely regarded as 'the' text on Insolvency law. Professor Sir Roy Goode's reputation as the "doyen of commercial law" has established a unique position for the Work as a leading authority in the field. The book provides a clear and concise treatment of the general philosophical principles underpinning Insolvency law. It works as an introduction to this complex area and as such it has a broad market, ranging from students and newly qualified practitioners to barristers in Court.

Failure And Forgiveness

Author: Karen Gross
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300078633
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Annotation As record numbers of bankruptcy cases cause concern that more and more debtors are shirking their responsibilities, Gross offers a new perspective on the problem. In this important book, she provides an accessible introduction to and evaluation of the federal bankruptcy system; places legal issues of bankruptcy in their social context; explores the often conflicting interests of those involved; and suggests an innovative and humanitarian approach to bankruptcy.

Corporate Bankruptcy

Author: Jagdeep S. Bhandari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521457173
Size: 13.15 MB
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This collection is the first comprehensive selection of readings focusing on corporate bankruptcy. Its main purpose is to explore the nature and efficiency of corporate reorganization using interdisciplinary approaches drawn from law, economics, business, and finance. Substantive areas covered include the role of credit, creditors' implicit bargains, nonbargaining features of bankruptcy, workouts of agreements, alternatives to bankruptcy, and proceedings in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan. The Honorable Richard A. Posner, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, offers a foreword to the collection.

Bibliography Of Law And Economics

Author: B. Bouckaert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401708937
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Law and economics can be considered as the most exciting development in legal scholarship in recent decades. This volume is the first all-encompassing bibliography in this area. It lists approximately 7000 publications, covering the whole area of law and economics, including `old' law and economics (topics such as antitrust law, labor law, tax law, social security, economic regulation, etc.) as well as `new' law and economics with such topics as tort law, contract law, family law, procedure, criminal law, etc.). The volume also includes the literature on the philosophical foundations and the fundamental concepts of the approach. Part Two gives a special survey of law and economics publications in Europe, written in other languages than English. The Bibliography of Law and Economics is an invaluable reference work for students, scholars, lawyers, economists and other people interested in this field.