If a broker-dealer liquidates in federal bankruptcy court, why does an insurance company liquidate in state court, and a bank outside of court altogether? Why do some businesses re-organize under state law 'assignments', rather than the more well-known Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code? Why do some laws use the language of bankruptcy but without advancing policy goals of the Bankruptcy Code? In this illuminating work, Stephen J. Lubben tackles these questions and many others related to the collective law of business insolvency in the United States. In the first book of its kind, Lubben notes the broad similarities between the many insolvency systems in the United States while describing the fundamental differences lurking therein. By considering the whole sweep of these laws - running the gamut from Chapter 11 to obscure receivership provisions of the National Bank Act - readers will acquire a fundamental understanding of the 'law of failure'.
Robert E. Gerber - former US Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York
Richard Levin - co-drafter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, Co-Head of Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice, Jenner & Block LLP, New York
John A. E. Pottow - John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
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