Cases and Materials on Bankruptcy / Edition 3

Cases and Materials on Bankruptcy / Edition 3

by James J. White, Raymond T. Nimmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314097317

ISBN-13: 9780314097316

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

Designed to teach a course on questions that arise in and are associated with business bankruptcy. Contains actual documents tracing a conventional Chapter 11 case from inception to conclusion to give students an idea of a typical business bankruptcy. Also contains an introduction to American bankruptcy law, its purpose, and its history.

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Designed to teach a course on questions that arise in and are associated with business bankruptcy. Contains actual documents tracing a conventional Chapter 11 case from inception to conclusion to give students an idea of a typical business bankruptcy. Also contains an introduction to American bankruptcy law, its purpose, and its history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314097316
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
American Casebook Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
765
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgements to Third Edition vii
Acknowledgements to Second Edition ix
Table of Cases
xxiii
Table of Statutes
xxvii
An Introduction to Creditors' Right Under State Law
1(50)
Introduction
1(1)
The Nature of Liability
2(8)
Who May Be Sued?
2(3)
Which Assets May Be Reached?
5(4)
Problem 1--1
9(1)
Problem 1--2
9(1)
Default, the Onset of Liability
10(3)
Formal Debt Collection of Unsecured Debt
13(9)
Other (Mostly Obsolete) Formal Modes of Unsecured Debt Collection
16(1)
Confession of Judgment
17(1)
Imprisonment and Criminal Prosecution
18(1)
Receivership
19(1)
Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
20(1)
Wage Assignment
21(1)
Formal Debt Collection of Secured Debt
22(2)
Priority Among Creditor Claims
24(2)
Informal Debt Collection of Business Debts, Workouts, and Lender Liability
26(9)
K.M.C. Co. v. Irving Trust Company
28(6)
Questions
34(1)
Informal Debt Collection; Formal Collection of Consumer Debt, Fair Debt Collection and the Like
35(16)
Bingham v. Collection Bureau, Inc.
36(13)
Problem 1--3
49(2)
An Introduction to American Bankruptcy Law, Its Purpose and History
51(42)
The Goals of American Bankruptcy Law
51(2)
The History of American Bankruptcy Law
53(5)
A Guide to the Chapters in the Bankruptcy Code
58(3)
The Players, Their Rights and Obligations
61(5)
The Bankruptcy Judge
61(1)
The Trustee
61(2)
The "U.S. Trustee"
63(1)
Debtor in Possession
64(1)
Creditors' Committees
65(1)
Interpreting the Bankruptcy Code, Terms and Definitions
66(3)
Life of a Typical Bankruptcy Case
69(24)
Life of a Typical Consumer Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Case
69(1)
Life of a Typical Chapter 11 Case
70(2)
Problem 2--1
72(19)
Problem 2--2
91(1)
Problem 2--3
91(2)
Bankruptcy Jurisdiction and Venue
93(29)
Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court
93(13)
Problem 3--1
99(1)
In Re Arnold Print Works, Inc.
99(6)
Notes and Questions
105(1)
Problem 3--2
106(1)
Venue
106(6)
Venue of Cases
106(2)
Venue of Proceedings
108(2)
Transfer of Venue
110(1)
Problem 3--3
111(1)
Problem 3--4
111(1)
Problem 3--5
112(1)
Jury Trials in Bankruptcy
112(10)
Granfinanciera, S.A., Et Al. v. Nordberg, Creditor Trustee of Estate of Chase & Sanborn Corp., f/k/a General Coffee Corp.
113(8)
Problem 3--6
121(1)
Problem 3--7
121(1)
Administrative Powers and the Debtor's Estate: Sections 362 and 361, the Automatic Stay and Adequate Protection
122(54)
The Scope of Section 362
122(4)
The Reach of the Automatic Stay and Property of the Estate, Sections 362 and 541
126(10)
United States v. Whiting Pools, Inc.
127(4)
Statutory Exceptions to the Stay
131(1)
Problem 4--1
131(1)
In Re Price Chopper Supermarkets, Inc. v. Alpha Beta Company
132(3)
Problem 4--2
135(1)
Problem 4--3
135(1)
Problem 4--4
136(1)
Which Debtor Is Protected?
136(13)
In the Matter of Minton Group, Inc.
137(3)
Notes and Questions
140(1)
Problem 4--5
141(1)
In Re Third Eighty-Ninth Associates
142(4)
Notes and Questions
146(2)
Ownership and Protection
148(1)
Problem 4--6
148(1)
Problem 4--7
148(1)
Lifting the Stay
149(17)
In Re Jack Yanks and Ruth Yanks, Debtors
150(6)
Notes and Questions
156(1)
Problem 4--8
157(1)
Lifting the Stay, Lack of Adequate Protection, Section 361
157(2)
In Re Alyucan Interstate Corp.
159(2)
Questions
161(1)
Reduction of Equity Cushion
161(1)
Problem 4--9
162(1)
In Re O'Connor
162(4)
Question
166(1)
Valuing the Secured Creditor's Collateral
166(10)
In Re Castle Ranch of Ramona, Inc.
167(3)
Notes and Questions
170(5)
Problem 4--10
175(1)
Administrative Powers and the Debtor's Estate: the Power to Use, Buy, Sell, Contract, and Borrow, Sections 363 and 364
176(43)
Introduction
176(3)
Problem 5--1
178(1)
Problem 5--2
178(1)
Problem 5--3
178(1)
Sales Out of Ordinary Course
179(11)
In Re Naron & Wagner, Chartered
180(5)
Notes and Questions
185(1)
In Re Braniff Airways, Inc., Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Continental Air Lines, Inc. v. Braniff Airways, Inc.
186(3)
Notes and Questions
189(1)
Problem 5--4
189(1)
Problem 5--5
190(1)
Use of Cash Collateral
190(9)
Questions
197(1)
Rights of the Secured Creditor in Cash Collateral Absent Agreement
197(2)
Paying Creditors and Suppliers
199(7)
In Re James A. Phillips, Inc.
200(5)
Questions
205(1)
Problem 5--6
206(1)
Obtaining Credit After the Petition
206(13)
In Re Roblin Industries, Inc.
209(8)
Problem 5--7
217(1)
Notes
217(2)
Executory Contract: Section 365
219(66)
Introduction
219(4)
Problem 6--1
222(1)
Problem 6--2
222(1)
Characterizing the Contract
223(21)
In Re Booth
223(6)
Security Interest vs. Lease
229(1)
Lubrizol Enterprises, Inc. v. Richmond Metal Finishers, Inc.
230(5)
Notes and Questions
235(2)
Notes and Questions
237(1)
Problem 6--3
238(1)
In the Matter of James Taylor
238(6)
Questions
244(1)
Balancing Interests: Lease and Franchise Agreements
244(20)
In Re Lafayette Radio Electronics Corp.
245(11)
Problem 6--4
256(1)
Problem 6--5
256(1)
A Note on Bankruptcy of a Lessor or Seller
257(1)
In Re Pioneer Ford Sales, Inc.
257(6)
Note
263(1)
Problem 6--6
263(1)
Problem 6--7
263(1)
Collective Bargaining Agreements
264(21)
Truck Drivers Local 807 v. Carey Transp., Inc.
269(11)
Questions
280(1)
Problem 6--8
280(1)
Problem 6--9
280(4)
Question
284(1)
Avoidance Powers
285(138)
Introduction
285(1)
Trustee as a Lien Creditor and Purchaser, Section 544
286(14)
Problem 7--1
287(1)
Article 9 Perfection
287(1)
Probasco v. Eads
288(4)
Questions
292(1)
In Re General Coffee Corp.
292(6)
Note
298(1)
Problem 7--2
298(1)
Problem 7--3
298(1)
Problem 7--4
299(1)
Moore v. Bay
299(1)
Notes and Questions
300(1)
Problem 7--5
300(1)
Voidable Preferences, Section 547
300(47)
In Re Union Meeting Partners
303(7)
Questions
310(1)
In Re Bohlen Enterprises, Ltd
311(7)
Notes and Questions
318(1)
Problem 7--6
318(1)
Indirect Preferences and Recovery of Preferences from Persons Who Are Not Themselves Preferred
319(1)
In the Matter of Compton Corporation
320(10)
Notes and Questions
330(1)
Problem 7--7
330(1)
Problem 7--8
330(1)
Problem 7--9
330(1)
Problem 7--10
330(1)
Problem 7--11
331(1)
Problem 7--12
331(1)
Problem 7--13
331(1)
Problem 7--14
331(1)
Problem 7--15
332(1)
Union Bank v. Wolas
332(6)
Security Interests and Liens
338(1)
Time of Transfer and Security Transactions
339(1)
Problem 7--16
339(1)
Substantially Contemporaneous
340(1)
Time of Transfer and the Judicial Lien
340(1)
Problem 7--17
341(1)
Problem 7--18
341(1)
In the Matter of Lackow Brothers, Inc.
342(3)
Note on the Section 547(c)(5) Formulae
345(1)
Problem 7--19
346(1)
Setoff
347(10)
Smith v. Mark Twain National Bank
349(7)
Problem 7--20
356(1)
Problem 7--21
356(1)
Problem 7--22
357(1)
Subordination
357(8)
In Re N & D Properties, Inc.
358(5)
Problem 7--23
363(1)
Problem 7--24
364(1)
Problem 7--25
365(1)
Fraudulent Conveyances, Section 548
365(54)
Introduction and Background
365(3)
First National Bank of Fairbanks v. Enzler
368(5)
Notes and Questions
373(1)
Problem 7--26
373(1)
Problem 7--27
374(1)
In Re Newman
374(4)
Note
378(1)
Intercompany Guaranty Agreements
379(1)
Telefest, Inc. v. VU-TV, Inc.
379(8)
Intercompany Guarantees
387(1)
Problem 7--28
388(1)
Problem 7--29
388(1)
Leveraged Buyouts
389(1)
Wieboldt Stores, Inc. v. Schottenstein
390(15)
In Re the Ohio Corrugating Company
405(11)
Note
416(1)
Question
417(1)
Problem 7--30
418(1)
Avoidance of Postpetition Transactions
419(4)
Problem 7--31
421(1)
Note
421(2)
Claims and Priorities
423(87)
Introduction
423(5)
Problem 8--1
424(1)
Note
425(3)
Priority Claims
428(29)
Secured Creditors
428(1)
Problem 8--2
428(1)
Problem 8--3
429(1)
Dewsnup v. Timm
429(1)
Questions
429(14)
Administrative Expenses and Priority Claims
443(1)
In Re Colortex Industries, Inc.
444(12)
Notes and Questions
456(1)
General Unsecured Claims
457(7)
In Re Chateaugay Corporation
457(6)
Questions
463(1)
Problem 8--4
463(1)
Environmental Claims
464(24)
Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
464(8)
In Re Chateaugay Corp
472(13)
Notes and Questions
485(2)
Problem 8--5
487(1)
Problem 8--6
487(1)
When Is a Claim Born and How Is It Estimated?
488(15)
Kane v. Johns-Manville Corp
488(12)
Notes and Questions
500(1)
Problem 8--7
501(2)
Estimating Claims for the Purpose of Distribution
503(7)
Bittner v. Borne Chemical Co., Inc
504(4)
Questions
508(1)
Problem 8--8
508(1)
Problem 8--9
508(2)
Reorganization Plans
510(146)
Introduction
510(18)
Questions
523(1)
The Basic Substantive and Procedural Rules in Chapter 11 Proceedings
523(3)
Problem 9--1
526(1)
Plan Negotiation and Leverage
527(1)
Postpetition to Pre-plan
528(8)
The Exclusivity Period
528(7)
Notes and Questions
535(1)
Problem 9--2
536(1)
Impairment of Claims
536(8)
In Re Rolling Green Country Club
537(6)
Notes and Questions
543(1)
Classification of Claims
544(18)
In Re United States Truck Co
546(4)
In Re Boston Post Road Limited Partnership
550(9)
Problem 9--3
559(1)
Problem 9--4
559(1)
Problem 9--5
560(1)
Problem 9--6
560(1)
Present Value
561(1)
Requirements for Confirmation, the Heart of Section 1129
562(13)
In Re Monnier Bros
564(5)
Questions
569(1)
Matter of D & F Construction Inc
569(3)
Questions
572(1)
Problem 9--7
572(1)
The 1111(b)(2) Election To Be Treated as a Fully Secured Creditor
573(1)
Problem 9--8
574(1)
Problem 9--9
575(1)
New Value
575(26)
In Re Bonner Mall Partnership
576(17)
Kham & Nate's Shoes No. 2, Inc. v. First Bank
593(6)
Notes and Questions
599(1)
Problem 9--10
600(1)
Problem 9--11
600(1)
Problem 9--12
600(1)
Disclosure, Voting and Pre-packaged Plans
601(34)
Century Glove, Inc. v. First American Bank of New York
603(6)
Problem 9--13
609(1)
Problem 9--14
610(1)
Questions
611(1)
In Re Allegheny International, Inc
612(22)
Notes and Questions
634(1)
Post Confirmation
635(2)
Bankruptcy and the Wealthy Individual Debtor
637(19)
Questions
639(1)
In Re Herberman
640(15)
Questions
655(1)
Chapters 7 & 13
656(111)
Introduction
656(7)
Chapter 13 Consumer Plans
661(1)
Chapter 7 Compared
661(2)
Chapter 7 Liquidation
663(39)
In Re Kreps
665(4)
Problem 10--1
669(1)
In Re Touchard
669(1)
Problem 10--2
669(7)
Discharge from Criminal Restitution Liability
676(1)
The Discharge, State Restrictions on the Discharge, Sections 524 and 525
676(3)
Florida Board of Bar Examiners v. G.W.L
679(6)
Questions
685(1)
Duffey v. Dollison
685(9)
Note
694(1)
Problem 10--3
695(1)
Redemption and Reaffirmation, the Consumer Bankrupt and His Automobile, Section 722 and 524(c)
695(1)
In Re Bell
696(5)
Notes and Questions
701(1)
Problem 10--4
701(1)
Chapter 13
702(30)
Eligibility
702(2)
Confirmation Hearing; Form of Creditor Objections
704(1)
The Chapter 13 Trustee Appointment, Duties, and Payment
705(1)
Payment to Trustee
706(1)
Eastland Mortgage Co. v. Hart
706(8)
Notes and Questions
714(1)
Problem 10--5
715(1)
Johnson v. Home State Bank, Herein of "Chapter 19" and "Chapter 20" Cases
715(1)
Co-debtor Stay
716(1)
Priorities and Payment
717(1)
Secured Creditors
718(1)
General Creditor, Discrimination and the Floor
719(1)
Determining the Amount of Payments to Be Made Under the Plan
720(1)
Requirements for a Confirmable Plan
721(1)
Fidelity & Casualty Company of New York v. Warren
722(9)
Problem 10--6
731(1)
Exemptions
732(35)
Introduction
732(1)
Problem 10--7
733(1)
State Exemption Statutes
733(10)
Exemptions in Bankruptcy
743(2)
Exemptions, Liens, and Security Interests
745(2)
Problem 10--8
747(1)
Problem 10--9
747(1)
Exemption of Retirement Benefits, a Special Case
748(1)
Patterson v. Shumate
749(7)
Notes and Questions
756(1)
The Intersection of Fraudulent Conveyance and Exemption Rules
757(1)
Smiley v. First National Bank of Belleville
757(8)
Notes and Questions
765(2)
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