Bussel, Skeel and Harner’s Eleventh Edition of Bankruptcy features the full canon of bankruptcy law developed under the Bankruptcy Code as amended over the last forty years up to and including the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 and the CARES Act of 2020. Professors Bussel and Skeel are especially proud to have recruited Judge Harner to assist them in updating their materials as bankruptcy law becomes more relevant than ever in the wake of the pandemic of 2020 and its ensuing economic dislocations. Carefully selected principal cases, thoughtful notes, and well-constructed problems explicate current law and connect it with bankruptcy’s rich history while engaging current scholarly and policy debates. Existing notes and problems have been refreshed and new authorities incorporated into new notes and problems as appropriate. Continuing reform efforts in the Code’s sale and reorganization provisions (including the new Subchapter V applicable to small businesses) are discussed. Transnational materials reflect Chapter 15’s coming of age and continuing developments in Europe and elsewhere addressing cooperative responses to evolving coordination challenges posed by insolvent multinational corporate groups and Brexit. Jurisdictional materials update the progress of the jurisdictional reset mandated by Stern v. Marshall. Current developments in executory contracts (Tempnology), avoiding powers (Merit Management and Tribune), and structured dismissals (Jevic) are all fully integrated into the Eleventh Edition even as the authors have endeavored to maintain the same manageable size and space limitations of earlier editions.

Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: University Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/30/2020

Daniel J. Bussel, University of California-L.A. School of Law

David A. Skeel, Jr., University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Michelle M. Harner, University of Maryland School of Law


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