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Aftermath and Summary of Conclusions

V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on insolvency law reform in England during the 19th century and provides some observations about the legacy of the Bankruptcy Act of 1883. It ... More


11. Cost Control Failure

Lynn M. Lopucki and Joseph W. Doherty

in Professional Fees in Corporate Bankruptcies: Data, Analysis, and Evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195337723
eISBN:
9780199893942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337723.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Previous chapters described competition among some bankruptcy courts for the cases of the largest public companies. To succeed in that competition, the bankruptcy courts must abandon the effort to ... More


Hope and Bitterness in the Reform of Russian Bankruptcy Law

Frederique Dahan

in Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259366
eISBN:
9780191698606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259366.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Although insolvency legislation appeared on the statute books of most of the countries of the former Soviet bloc, the actual practice of bankruptcy was mostly unknown under the state-controlled ... More


Consumer Bankruptcy Reform and the Heuristic Borrower

Susan Block-Lieb and Edward J Janger

in Law and Psychology: Current Legal Issues Volume 9

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199211395
eISBN:
9780191695803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211395.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In April 2005, the US Congress enacted, and President Bush signed into law, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (the ‘Bankruptcy Bill’), which made radical amendments ... More


Missing Debtors: National Lawmaking and Global Norm-Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Regimes

Terence C. Halliday, Susan Block-Lieb, and Bruce G. Carruthers

in A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199873722
eISBN:
9780199980000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate insolvency is about debt and it always involves debtor corporations as key stakeholders. It should, therefore, follow that stakeholders integral to everyday bargaining over debt management ... More


Financial Fragility, Medical Problems, and the Bankruptcy System

Melissa B. Jacoby and Mirya R. Holman

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

A significant body of research documents the volatility of household income and assets over the life cycle. The US bankruptcy system is among the policy interventions designed for such disruptions, ... More


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