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AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
TASK FORCE ON PREFERENCES CHARTS

To what extent do the preference laws accomplish the objective of equitably redistributing monies paid to creditors by an insolvent debtor shortly before a bankruptcy filing? (19 K)

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To what extent do the preference laws accomplish the objective of helping a debtor deal with its creditors prior to a bankruptcy filing? (19 K)

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Do the preference laws penalize creditors who provide financial accomodations to or otherwise work with a debtor in attempting to resolve its financial problems? (11 K)

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How often are distributions to unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases increased as a result of recoveries in preference actions? (18 K)

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Preference actions should only be brought when specific amounts are in issue. (26 K)

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How often are you positively influecned to accept or pursue employment in a bankruptcy case because of the existence of potential preference litigation if you are to be retained as a professional by a debtor? A creditors' committee? Or a trustee? (22 K)

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How often is preference litigation commenced in chapter 7 cases? Chapter 11 cases pre-confirmation? Chapter 11 cases post-confirmation? Chapter 13 cases? (31 K)

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