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May the Trustee’s Personal Debt to the Trust Owed as a Result of a Breach of Trust be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

The U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides that a personal debt is not dischargeable if the debt had been occasioned by the debtor’s defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity. Courts of appeals had long disagreed about the...more

Living With 'Living Wills'

The Dodd-Frank Act (the "Act") contains several provisions creating significant compliance challenges for covered financial institutions. Some of the measures will impose novel responsibilities. Some may change the way firms...more

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