Secured Credit: A Systems Approach

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Aspen Publishers, 2006 - Law - 690 pages
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This problem-based casebook uses assignment-sized modules to explore the
relationships and transactions between creditors and debtors. Increasingly
popular with each successive edition -- and continually refined in light of
classroom experience and user feedback -- Secured Credit: A Systems Approach
enters its Fifth Edition as a proven teaching and learning tool.
Instructors know they can depend on this casebook for:
extraordinary authorship from two of the most highly respected experts
in the field
skillful use of the systems approach, examining how the law is applied
in actual transactions and teaching the Code in context
teachable problems prefaced by straightforward textual explanations and
great flexibility for structuring a course regardless of emphasis or
distinctive organization by assignment units that takes the effort out
of preparing a syllabus
cutting-edge coverage of emerging issues careful exploration of
the intersection between secured transactions and bankruptcy
extremely thorough Teacher's Manual with answers to all problems, as
well as suggestions on omitting sections due to time constraints
well-written text and vivid problems, helping the students understand the
basics while they also get the chance to strategize over more advanced issues
a complete set of PowerPoint presentations for classroom use, available
This careful revision responds to developments in the law:
full coverage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection
Act of 2005
reflects recent amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
dual section numbers to facilitate use with either version of UCC Article 1
new cases, including
-- Till v. SCS Credit, the Supreme Court's holding that the
interest rate on secured creditor payouts in bankruptcy should be the
risk-free rate plus one to three percent
-- Kinderknecht, the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
holding that filings must be in the 'legal name' of the debtor, not a nickname
-- RFC Capital v. Earthlink, the Ohio Appellate Courts holding
dealing with release of lien in an internet service provider's sale of its
customer base
-- Spearing Tool, the Sixth Circuit's holding that the IRS
doesn't have to comply with the debtor name requirements of Article 9 when
they file in the Article 9 filing system
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Elizabeth Warren worked as an elementary school teacher, a lawyer, and a law professor at Harvard University. She is the senior senator from Massachusetts. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, she served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named her Bostonian of the Year in 2009 for her oversight efforts. She helped created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She is also the author of numerous books including All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke, and A Fighting Chance.

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