Picks of the Month: Required Bankruptcy Reading for November 2007

Here are the picks of the month for November 2007, a month when we Americans reflected on all there is to be thankful for.  The book to the right, The Moment of Truth in Iraq: How a New "Greatest Generation" of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster into Victory and Hope, contains a remarkable set of essays by a very brave freelance journalist, Michael Yon, and reminds us of all we have to be thankful for.  Michael has been embedded with the US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for several years now and his searing daily narratives of events in Iraq and Afghanistan provide a unique and important perspective to the advances, setbacks, and challenges faced in these conflicts.  This book is required reading whether you're for, against, indifferent, or ambivalent about America's present wars. 

Here's a link to the 108 customer reviews on Amazon.com, 94 of whom gave it 5 stars.  General David Petraeus said this about Michael's book: 

He's fearless ... provides a candid, soldier's-eye view ... from the very unique perspective of being there with them for weeks and months at a time ... delv[ing] deep into the human component.

Michael's blog (now an "online magazine") has long been listed at the end of my blogroll.  Please take the time to read Michael's blog posts and to lend support to his ventures, for which you are guaranteed he'll be most thankful.

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Rod S. Berman and Thomas M. Geher, WHEN PERPETUAL DOESN'T MEAN FOREVER -- TRADEMARK LICENSES IN BANKRUPTCY, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 1

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C.R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. and Richard C. Porter, WHO, WHAT, WHERE? THREE RECENT CASES ON ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES IN BANKRUPTCY, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 36

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Michael Busenkell, DOES SECTION 502(b)(6) CAP REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE DAMAGES?, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 34

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Shirley S. Cho, THE INTERSECTION OF CRITICAL VENDOR ORDERS AND BANKRUPTCY CODE § 503(b)(9), 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 7

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Mark D. Collins, THE LONG AND TUMULTUOUS ROAD TO REFORM, 24-WTR Del. Law. 24

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Peter A. Davidson, THE IRS IS YOUR FRIEND: HOW TRUSTEES CAN USE TAX LIENS TO WEAVE STRAW INTO GOLD, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 191

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Helen Ryan Frazer, Laurel R. Zaeske, and Lynda T. Bui, FRAUDULENT TRANSFER: LITIGATION UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND STATE LAW,  29 Cal. Bankr. J. 255

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Cynthia Futter and Anne E. Wells, WHAT TO EXPECT FROM HEDGE FUNDS TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE: AN OVERVIEW AND INSOLVENCY PERSPECTIVE, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 213

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Lisa S. Gretchko, THERE'S A PREFERENCE DEFENSE HIDING IN PLAIN VIEW, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 16

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Gina Gutzeit, DON'T OVERLOOK SOURCE DOCUMENTS IN THIS AGE OF INSTANTANEOUS INFORMATION, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 44

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Steven L. Harris, CHOOSING THE LAW GOVERNING SECURITY INTERESTS IN INTERNATIONAL BANKRUPTCIES, 32 Brook. J. Int'l L. 905

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Patrick A. Jackson, THIRD CIRCUIT CONFIRMS COURT'S POWER TO MODIFY EXECUTORY CONTRACTS, CLARIFIES JOSHUA SLOCUM , 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 32

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Lance Jurich, Gregory Schwed, and Christina M. Moore, DEEPENING INSOLVENCY: A DOCTRINE IN DECLINE?, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 199

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Stuart Larsen, FEDERAL CIRCUIT "ALMOST" DOESN'T COUNT WHEN IT COMES TO PATENT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 26

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Adam J. Levitin, FINDING NEMO: REDISCOVERING THE VIRTUES OF NEGOTIABILITY IN THE WAKE OF ENRON, 2007 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 83

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Walt Manning and Michelle Campbell, DIGITAL FORENSICS 101: WHERE TO FIND CRITICAL EVIDENCE, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 42

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Francis E. McGovern, FILINGS BY COMPANIES WITH ASBESTOS LIABILITIES, 24-WTR Del. Law. 18

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William McGrane, THE ERRONEOUS APPLICATION OF THE DEFENSE OF IN PARI DELICTO TO BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEES, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 275

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Derek F. Meek and Marc P. Solomon, A "DISCRIMINATING" LOOK AT TWO SECTION 525(b) ISSUES, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 1

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James L. Patton Jr., Robert S. Brady, and Ian S. Fredericks, A MODERN HISTORY OF BANKRUPTCY IN DELAWARE, 24-WTR Del. Law. 12

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Uzzi O. Raanan, UNDERSTANDING CHAPTER 11 TRUSTEE ELECTIONS, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 15

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Robert K. Rasmussen, EMPIRICALLY BANKRUPT, 2007 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 179

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Robert K. Rasmussen, WHERE ARE ALL THE TRANSNATIONAL BANKRUPTCIES? THE PUZZLING CASE FOR UNIVERSALISM, 32 Brook. J. Int'l L. 983

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Patricia A. Redmond and Jessica D. Gabel, TIP OF THE ICEBERG: WHAT LIES BENEATH FOR HOMEBUILDERS IN THE WAKE OF UNITED AIRLINES, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 20

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Seymour Roberts Jr. and Joseph J. Wielebinski, THE WILD WEST IS NOT IN TEXAS: ORDER CURBS ABUSIVE CHAPTER 5 LITIGATION, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 40

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Paul A. Rogers, LIMITATIONS ON A TRUSTEES AVOIDANCE POWERS UNDER SECTION 546(A), 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 18

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Nick Segal, THE EFFECT OF REORGANIZATION PROCEEDINGS ON SECURITY INTERESTS: THE POSITION UNDER ENGLISH AND U.S. LAW, 32 Brook. J. Int'l L. 927

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George H. Singer, THE YEAR IN REVIEW: CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT OF 2005, 29 Cal. Bankr. J. 37

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David B. Stratton and Evelyn J. Meltzer, DISGORGEMENT OF CRITICAL VENDOR PAYMENTS, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 24

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Deborah L. Thorne and John T. Gregg, A PARTIAL SOLUTION TO "PREFERENCE LITIGATION RUN AMOK", 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 22

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Frank Volk, WHAT DO SCANDAL AND DEFAMATION HAVE TO DO WITH THE CODE? SEALING ORDERS UNDER 11 U.S.C. SECTION 107, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 12

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Jay Lawrence Westbrook, LOCATING THE EYE OF THE FINANCIAL STORM, 32 Brook. J. Int'l L. 1019

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Kathy L. Yeatter, JUDICIAL VAGARIES AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACT ON THE VALUATION OF DISTRESSED DEBT, 26-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 50

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Some have asked why November 2007 in August 2008...  and all I can say is start here and scroll down to June and July 2007 and you'll see why I've been delayed in posting these intervening picks.

© Steve Jakubowski 2008

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