Picks of the Month: Required Bankruptcy Reading for April 2007

Time to catch up on more "Picks of the Month."  These picks are for April 2007:

Bankruptcy veterans (and Tennesseeans) will recognize the inset photo of the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, located in the famed U.S. Customs House in Nashville, Tennessee.  President Rutherford B. Hayes laid the cornerstone to the building in 1877 on the purported first visit of a president to the South since the Civil War.  According to this story, the building represented "something of a payoff for Southern support in Hayes' bid for the presidency [and was] evidence that he was living up to his promises, because it was the first such federal building in the former Confederate states."

The court is presently home to the district's chief bankruptcy judge, the Hon. George C. Paine, II, and to Judges Keith M. Lundin (famed BAPCPA basher and author of a 2005 article entitled "Ten Principles of BAPCPA:  Not What Was Advertised") and Marian F. Harrison (who is overseeing this political hot potato involving Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her brother Tony).

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Warren E. Agin and Mark G. Moline, INFORMATION SECURITY LAW: CONTROL OF DIGITAL ASSETS, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 54

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David W. Allard and Katherine R. Catanese, THE MEANS TEST: PART III: KEEPING UP WITH DISMISSALS UNDER BAPCPA, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 16

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Kenneth Ayotte, BANKRUPTCY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE VALUE OF A FRESH START, 23 J.L. Econ. & Org. 161

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Paul Baiser, SECOND-LIEN FINANCING- MORE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY: A DECISION AT LAST, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 50

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Richard M. Bendix, Jr. and David E. Beker, CARVE-OUT AGREEMENTS FOR UNSECURED CREDITORS: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 24

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Hon. Stan Bernstein, Susan H. Seabury, and Jack F. Williams, THE EMPOWERMENT OF BANKRUPTCY COURTS IN ADDRESSING FINANCIAL EXPERT TESTIMONY, 80 Am. Bankr. L.J. 377

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Chip Bowles and John W. Ames, BACK TO THE FUTURE: DUTY, LIABILITY AND SALES AND IN RE GLOBE BUILDING MATERIALS INC., 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 34

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Jason S. Brookner and Monica S. Blacker, THE REJECTABILITY OF ARBITRATION CLAUSES, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 1

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Andrea Coles-Bjerre, BANKRUPTCY THEORY AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF AMBIGUITY, 80 Am. Bankr. L.J. 327

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J. Ted Donovan, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASES IN DEFAULT: THE INTERPLAY OF THE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND STATE LANDLORD/TENANT LAW, 16 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 Art. 5

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Abigail L. Downer, THE SEC AS CREDITOR: GOOD IDEA OR MISTAKE?, 16 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 Art. 6

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Jonathan P. Friedland, Eugene J. Geekie, Jr., and Andrew M. Thau, POSTCONFIRMATION LIQUIDATION VEHICLES (INCLUDING LIQUIDATING TRUSTS AND POSTCONFIRMATION ESTATES): AN OVERVIEW, 16 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 Art. 4

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William C. Heuer, MARRAMA v. CITIZENS BANK OF MASSACHUSETTS: BAD FAITH FORFEITS RIGHT TO CONVERT TO CHAPTER 13, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 10

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Patrick M. Jones and Katherine Held Harris, CHICKEN LITTLE WAS WRONG (AGAIN): PERCEIVED TRENDS IN THE DELAWARE CORPORATE LAW OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES AND STANDING IN THE ZONE OF INSOLVENCY, 16 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 Art. 2

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David S. Kupetz,  COMFORT ZONE: CREDITORS' COMMITTEES ARE MORE FREQUENTLY SEEKING COMFORT ORDERS SINCE RECENT BANKRUPTCY LAW CHANGES INCREASED THEIR DISCLOSURE DUTIES, 30-APR L.A. Law. 22

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David Lander, THE SCOPE OF "RELATED TO JURISDICTION" AFTER CONFIRMATION OF A PLAN IN A NONINDIVIDUAL CHAPTER 11, 2007 No. 2 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 1

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Samuel R. Maizel, THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PATIENT CARE OMBUDSMAN IN REVIEW: PART II, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J.18

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Mia Mazza, Emmalena K. Quesada, and Ashley L. Sternberg, IN PURSUIT OF FRCP 1: CREATIVE APPROACHES TO CUTTING AND SHIFTING THE COSTS OF DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONICALLY STORE INFORMATION, 13 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 9

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Stacey L. Meisel and Lauren Hannon, WITH BATED BREATH: DO THE REVISIONS TO SECTION 546(c) CREATE A FEDERAL RIGHT OF RECLAMATION?, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 20

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Evelyn J. Meltzer, TEN TRAPS TO AVOID WHEN FILING A PROOF OF CLAIM, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 44

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Timothy D. Moratzka, TIPPING THE CAP: SECTION 522(p) AND THE CHAPTER 7 DEBTOR, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 14

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Hon. Cecelia G. Morris and Cheryl J. Lee, FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: TOWARD AN EFFICIENT MEDIATION MODEL--EVALUATIVE MEDIATION IN BANKRUPTCY, 2007 No. 4 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 2

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Jill L. Murch and Michael P. Richman, IMPORTANCE OF FULL DISCLOSURE IN SEEKING SUCCESS FEES UNDER SECTION 328(a), 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 36

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Hon. John C. Ninfo, II, CREDIT ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (CARE) PROGRAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG LIVES BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES, 2007 No. 2 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 2

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William Parsons, REPRESENTING MULTIPLE RELATED DEBTORS IN CHAPTER 13, 16. J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 Art. 7

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Wendi J. Powell, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FIDUCIARY DUTY: THE "MICKY MOUSE RULE" OR LEGAL CONSISTENCY, PROTECTION OF SHAREHOLDER EXPECTATIONS, AND BALANCED DIRECTOR AUTONOMY, 14 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 799

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Robert F. Reilly, ANALYST ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS IN BANKRUPTCY BUSINESS/STOCK VALUATIONS, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 56

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Robert G. Richardson and Jeremy S. Mack, IT ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE, BUT THE SEC STILL PROTECTS SHAREHOLDER INTERESTS, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 12

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Lynne F. Riley and Maria C. Furlong, THE COMPLEX INTERSECTION OF DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, 16 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 Art. 1

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Sandy Shandro and Nick Segal, AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK: SOME THOUGHTS ON THE U.S. APPROACH TO BUSINESS RESTRUCTURINGS, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 30

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Russell C. Siberglied and Marcos A. Ramos, SECTION 546(C) AND RECLAMATION RIGHTS: A RESPONSE TO WILSON AND LEHANE, 26-APR. Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 32

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Michael D. Sousa, COLLATERAL FRACTIONALIZING AND IN RE COMMERCIAL MONEY CENTER, INC., 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 28

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David B. Stratton, Daniel J. DeFranceschi, Robert J. Dehney, and Michael H. Reed, A RESPONSE TO CRITICS OF DELAWARE VENUE: PART I, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 26

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Deborah L. Thorne, THE COURTS BEGIN TO SPEAK: DECIPHERING SECTION 546(c), 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 38

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Hon. Douglas O. Tice, Jr., REFLECTIONS ON OPINION WRITING AND PUBLISHING: PART II, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 52

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Jeffrey W. Warren and Shane G. Ramsay, EQUITABLE POWERS OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT: DOES MARRAMA SIGNAL A RETURN TO EQUITY?, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 22

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Bruce H. White and William L. Medford, CHANGING YOUR VOTE AFTER IT'S CAST: IS THE VOTING DEADLINE REALLY THE CUTOFF?, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 46

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Clifford J. White, III and Wlater W. Theus. Jr.,CHAPTER 11 TRUSTEES AND EXAMINERS AFTER BAPCPA, 80 Am. Bankr. L.J. 289

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Risa Lynn Wolf-Smith, INNOCENT TRUSTEE/CREDITORS BARRED BY DEBTORS' PAST WRONGS: IT JUST AIN'T RIGHT, 26-APR Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 42

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