Picks of the Month: Required Reading for June 2006

Here are the "Picks of the Month" for June 2006, my monthly guide to recently published articles of relevance to the bankruptcy practitioner, scholar, student, and Judge:

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ABA Business Law Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Ct. Structure, Task Force on Attorney Discipline, ATTORNEY LIABILITY UNDER SECTION 707(b)(4) OF BAPCPA, 61 Bus. Law. 697

Douglas G. Baird and Edward R. Morrison, ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY: A SIDESHOW, 79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 951

Ashley L. Belleau, BANKRUPTCY NATIONWIDE SERVICE: DOES IT EQUATE TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION?, 54 La. B.J. 22

Donald S. Bernstein, A REORGANIZATION LAWYER'S PERSPECTIVE ON PROFESSOR WARREN'S VANISHING TRIALS: THE NEW AGE OF AMERICAN LAW, 79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 943

Sarah Borrey, Christopher Klein and Lawrence Ponoroff, PRINCIPLES OF PRECLUSION AND ESTOPPEL IN BANKRUPTCY CASES, 79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 839

Monique Jewett-Brewster, (1) BANK NOT LIABLE AS AN "EMPLOYER" UNDER WARN ACT OR "FIDUCIARY" UNDER ERISA, Mondaq Article ID: 39094;  (2) NY COURT:  LENDER OWES NO DUTY OF DISCLOSURE TO BORROWER'S INVESTORS, Mondaq Article ID: 39092

Mark Douglas, (1) BANKRUPTCY BATTLEGROUND:  EVEN "CORE" DISPUTES MAY BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION, Mondaq Article ID: 40578; (2) IN SEARCH OF A "GOOD FAITH" FILING REQUIREMENT FOR NON-CONSUMER DEBT CHAPTER 7 CASES, Mondaq Article ID: 40496; (3) MAKING THE MOST OF AN UNDERSECURED CREDITOR'S CLAIM:  THE NUANCES OF CREDIT BIDDING IN BANKRUPTCY, Mondaq Article ID: 40490; (4) NEXTWAVE REDUX, Mondaq Article ID: 40550; (5) WHEN THE FEDERAL POWER ACT AND THE BANKRUPTCY CODE COLLIDE:  RESTRICTING THE BANKRUPTCY COURT'S POWER TO AUTHORIZE REJECTION OF FERC-REGULATED CONTRACTS, Mondaq Article ID: 38878

Evan C. Hollander, FIFTH CIRCUIT ADOPTS "ACTUAL" TEST IN HANDLING EXCEPTION TO IPSO FACTO PROVISIONS, 25-MAY Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 1

Lyman P.Q. Johnson, CORPORATE OFFICERS AND THE BUSINESS JUDGMENT RULE, 60 Bus. Law. 439

Lyman P.Q. Johnson, RECALLING WHY CORPORATE OFFICERS ARE FIDUCIARIES, 46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1597

Robert M. Lawless, ARE BANKRUPTCY'S TRIALS VANISHING? IF SO, WHO CARES?, 79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 995

Nicholas M. Miller, DRAW ON LETTER OF CREDIT NOT LIMITED BY CAP ON LANDLORD CLAIMS, Mondaq Article ID:  38950

Randall J. Newsome, VANISHING TRIALS--WHAT'S THE FUSS ALL ABOUT?, 79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 973 

Arthur A. Pinto, CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY OF CREDIT RATING AGENCIES IN THE UNITED STATES, 54 Am. J. Comp. L. 341

Michael H. Reed, SUCCESSOR LIABILITY AND BANKRUPTCY SALES REVISITED -- A New Paradigm, 61 Bus. Law. 179

Howard Seife, Joseph H. Smolinsky, David M. LeMay and N. Theodore Zink, BUYERS OF BANKRUPTCY CLAIMS SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION, Mondaq Article ID: 40270

A. Thomas Small, IF YOU FIX IT, THEY WILL COME -- A NEW PLAYING GIELD FOR SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPTCIES, 79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 981

Paul B. Turner, ENERGY TRADERS WOULD RETAIN MANY SAFE-HARBOR RIGHTS IN MUNICIPALITY BANKRUPTCY CASES,  Mondaq Article ID: 39840

Elizabeth Warren, VANISHING TRIALS: THE NEW AGE OF AMERICAN LAW,79 Am. Bankr. L.J. 915

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