Here are our “Picks of the Month” for November 2005, a monthly guide to recently published articles of relevance to the bankruptcy practitioner, scholar, student, and Judge:


Michael R. Arkfeld & Jack Seward, ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY AND EVIDENCE, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 34
Daniel A. Austin, DROP DOWN? DROP DEAD! Excess Insurers Not Required to Provide Primary Coverage in Lieu of an Insolvent Insurer, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 24
G. Eric Brunstad Jr., THE INAPPLICABILITY OF “MEANS TESTING” TO CASES CONVERTED TO CHAPTER 7, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 1
Nathan F. Coco, Peter Y. Malyshev and Kenneth Irvin, THE EFFECT OF THE NEW BANKRUPTCY CODE ON SAFE HARBOR TRANSACTIONS, www.mondaq.com, 11/29/05, Article ID: 36408
Ruth Corbin, BOOK REVIEW: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: VALUATION, EXPLOITATION AND INFRINGEMENT DAMAGES, by Gordon V. Smith & Russell L. Parr, 95 Trademark Rep. 1120 (September-October 2005)
Deborah A. Crabbe, WILL PAST CASES INFLUENCE THE APPLICATION OF NEW §365(D)(4)?, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 16
Michael A. Fagone, HOW FAR IS TOO FAR? CURBING ABUSES IN 1ST-DAY MOTION PRACTICE, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 12
Morton A. Faller, DISPUTE RESOLUTION OF BANKRUPTCY CASES, September/October 2005 Md. B.J. 24
David Gossett, UNITED STATES: BANKRUPTCY: PRIORITIES – CLAIM FOR UNPAID WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE PREMIUMS, www.mondaq.com, 11/18/05, Article ID: 36218
Matthew T. Gunlock, AN APPEAL TO EQUITY: WHY BANKRUPTCY COURTS SHOULD RESORT TO EQUITABLE POWERS FOR LATITUDE IN THEIR INTERPRETATION OF “INTERESTS” UNDER SECTION 363(F) OF THE BANKRUPTCY CODE, 47 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 347
Michelle M. Harner & Carl E. Black, A CHAPTER 11 DEBTOR’S LIFE AFTER OCT. 17: NOT SO BAD IF YOU EFFECTIVELY PLAN, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 36
Stuart Larsen, RECONSIDERING THE RULE AGAINST POST-PETITION NEW VALUE IN PREFERENCE ACTIONS, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 28
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, SARBANES-OXLEY, JURISPRUDENCE, GAME THEORY, INSURANCE AND KANT: TOWARD A MORAL THEORY OF GOOD GOVERNANCE, 50 Wayne L. Rev. 1083
Boris I. Mankovetsky, LICENSEE BEWARE: HOW BANKRUPTCY CAN STRIP A LICENSEE OF THE RIGHT TO USE ITS SOFTWARE (In re Sunterra Corp.), 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 14
Christine Stinson Matott, AIRLINES IN DISTRESS: CAN THE PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION WEATHER THIS CRISIS?, 55 DePaul L. Rev. 169
Gary Norton, SECTION 363(H) SALES AND CO-OWNERS: CAUTIONARY TALES FROM THE CASES, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 22
Thomas E. Ray, CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE MEANS TEST: DOES IT LACK UNIFORMITY?, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 6
Robert F. Reilly, VALUATION ADJUSTMENTS IN BANKRUPTCY BUSINESS VALUATIONS, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 38
Alan Schwartz, A NORMATIVE THEORY OF BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY, 91 Va. L. Rev. 1199
Michael D. Sousa, THE DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACT, SUCCESSOR LIABILITY AND §524(g) OF THE BANKRUPTCY CODE: AN IMPERFECT FIT, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 26
Pauline Stevens, SECURITY INTERESTS IN PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS?, 9 U. Pittsburgh J. Tech. L. & Pol’y
Marc W. Taubenfeld, Hon. Harlin D. Hale, Rosa A. Shirley, Kenneth Stohner Jr., & Stephen H. Thomas, THE BANKRUPTCY CHANGES ARE COMING (AND SOME ARE ALREADY HERE), 52-OCT Federal Lawyer 36
Bruce H. White & William L. Medford, SUBSTANTIVE CONSOLIDATION REDUX: OWENS CORNING, 24-NOV Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 30
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