Lessons by Subject Outline - Bankruptcy

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Subject Outline

  • Policy and History
    • Chapter 1 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • History
    • Enforcing Claims
    • Collecting Unsecured Claims
      • The Self-Help System for Collecting Unsecured Claims
      • The Judicial System for Collecting Unsecured Claims: Obtaining and Enforcing a Judgment
    • Provisional Remedies
    • Garnishments
      • Property Garnishments
      • Wage Garnishments
        • State Wage Garnishment Exemptions
        • Exceptions to Wage Garnishment Limits
      • Exemptions
        • State Law Execution Exemptions
        • Other Federal and State Exemptions
      • Federal Tax Collection
    • State Law Avoiding Powers
    • The Race to the Courthouse and the Concept of Bankruptcy
  • Secured Claims
    • Chapter 2 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • Liens
      • Attachment of Liens
        • Attachment of Consensual Liens on Personal Property
        • Attachment of Consensual Liens on Real Property
        • Attachment of Judicial Liens
        • Attachment of Statutory Liens
      • The Concept of Perfecting Liens
        • Perfection of Consensual Personal Property Liens
        • Perfection of Real Property Liens
    • Priority of Liens
      • Priority of Consensual Liens
      • Priority of Real Property Liens
    • Purchase Money Security Interests
    • Foreclosing the Right of Redemption
  • The Bankruptcy System
    • Chapter 3 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • Purposes of Bankruptcy
    • Structure of the Bankruptcy Code
    • Jurisdiction and Venue of Bankruptcy Cases
    • Voluntary Bankruptcy Petitions
    • Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions
    • Dismissal
      • Dismissal of Properly Filed Bankruptcy Petitions for “Cause.”   
      • Bad Faith Dismissals after the 2005 Amendments   
      • Dismissal of Cases Properly Filed under Other Chapters   
      • Voluntary and Involuntary Conversion and Dismissal.   
      • Dismissal of Consumer Chapter 7 Cases for “Abuse” – The Means Test
    • Rebutting the Presumption of Abuse under the Means Test
    • Attorney Sanctions for Means Test Violations
    • Eligibility after Prior Bankruptcy Cases
  • The Bankruptcy Estate
  • Exemptions
    • Chapter 5 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • Electing the State or Federal Exemption Scheme
    • Exemption Planning
    • Avoiding Liens that Impair Exemptions
  • The Automatic Stay
  • Operating the Estate
  • Enhancing the Estate
  • Secured Claims in Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 9 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • The Section 506(a) Split
    • The Section 506(c) Surcharge
    • Section 506(d) and Striping-down or Striping-Off Liens
    • Stripping Wholly Unsecured Liens in Chapter 7
    • Redemption - 11 U.S.C. § 722
    • Debtor’s Treatment of Secured Claims in Chapter 7:  Surrender, Redeem or Reinstate – or Maybe “Ride Through”
    • Post-Petition Effect of Security Interests: Section 552
    • Relief from Stay and Adequate Protection
  • Unsecured Claims in Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 10 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • What is a “Claim”?
    • Claim Procedures
    • Priority Claims – 11 U.S.C. § 507
    • Subordination - 11 U.S.C. § 510
    • Abandonment - 11 U.S.C. § 554
    • Distribution to Creditors - 11 U.S.C. § 726
  • The Discharge
    • Chapter 11 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • The Discharge Order
    • Denial of Discharge
    • Exceptions to Discharge - 11 U.S.C. § 523
      • Automatically Non-Dischargeable Debts
      • Debts Non-Dischargeable Only On Timely Request of the Creditor
    • Reaffirmation:  11 U.S.C. § 524(c)
  • Wage Earner Reorganizations under Chapter 13
    • Chapter 12 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • Reasons for Filing under Chapter 13
    • The Chapter 13 Process
    • The Chapter 13 Plan Term (and “Commitment Period”)
    • Restructuring Secured Claims in a Chapter 13 Plan
    • Unsecured Claims in Chapter 13
    • Modification
  • Business Reorganizations under Chapter 11
    • Chapter 13 from the free eLangdell® casebook, Bankruptcy Law and Practice
    • The Chapter 11 Process
    • The Exclusivity Period
    • Negotiating a Plan and the Disclosure Statement
    • Classification
    • Voting and Impairment
    • Non-Recourse Debt and the 11 U.S.C. § 1111(b) Election
    • Confirmation Requirements under 11 U.S.C. § 1129(a)
    • The Cramdown:  11 U.S.C. §1129(b)
      • Cramdown of Secured Claims
      • Cramdown of Unsecured Claims
    • The Chapter 11 Discharge - 11 U.S.C. § 1141
    • Protecting the Integrity of the Bankruptcy Process