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Bankruptcy reform is not a new topic. In 2005, the credit card industry secured the passage of The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which not only transformed consumer bankruptcies, making them more difficult and costly for individuals, but had far-reaching impacts on commercial bankruptcies under Chapter 11, making business reorganizations more challenging. In 2011, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) formed a Commission to Explore Overhauling Chapter 11.
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By Eva D. Gadzheva, Jeremy M. Downs and David E. Morrison
This article reminds us of the conflict-of-laws analysis at the heart of such retention of title disputes, and then discuss the multi-step UCC analysis that is also required.
By Michael L. Cook
The Second Circuit applied federal bankruptcy law when holding that good faith is an affirmative defense.
By Thomas R. Califano and Anna Gumport
Members of Congress recently introduced the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act, which proposes to amend the Bankruptcy Code to, among other things, restrict courts’ ability to approve third-party releases of nondebtors and related injunctions under plans of reorganization or otherwise in Chapter 11 cases.
By Steven B. Smith and Rachel Ginzburg
If you think public policy favoring the freedom to file a Chapter 11 trumps the freedom to negotiate specific restrictions to such a filing, think again.