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Author Murnane, M. Susan, 1951- author

Title Bankruptcy in an industrial society : a history of the bankruptcy court for the Northern District of Ohio / M. Susan Murnane
Published Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, 2015
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Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Figures; Preface; Chapter One: Introduction; Bankruptcy and Industrialization; Institutional Change in the Bankruptcy Court; Bankruptcy as Ideology; Chapter Two: Insolvency and Bankruptcy in Nineteenth-Century Ohio; Speculation, Insolvency, and the Settlement of Early Ohio; The Bankruptcy Act of 1800; Insolvency in Early Ohio; The Bankruptcy Act of 1841; The Bankruptcy Act of 1867; Economic and Social Transformation: Prelude to Modern Bankruptcy; Chapter Three: Implementing the Bankruptcy Act of 1898; The Referees; The Rules
Commissioners in Bankruptcy under the 1841 Act for the Counties in Northern Ohio That Became the Northern Judicial District of OhioRegisters in Bankruptcy under the 1867 Act in the Northern Judicial District of Ohio; Referees in Bankruptcy under the 1898 Act in the Northern Judicial District of Oho from July 1898 through June 1947; Referees in Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Judges in the Northern Judicial District of Ohio from July 1947 to 2014; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Economic Decline in Northern OhioThe Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978; The Transition to the Bankruptcy Code in the Northern District of Ohio; United States Trustee; Chapter Seven: Case Studies under Chapter 11; Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company; White Motor Company; Terex; Revco; Edgell Communications; LTV: Liquidate, Terminate, Vacate66; Chapter Eight: The Political Economy of Bankruptcy; Consumer Bankruptcy in the Northern District of Ohio; The Politics of Consumer Bankruptcy Reform; Bankruptcy Judges; The Bankruptcy Court; Epilogue; Appendix
The BankruptsChapter Four: The First Movement to Reform the Bankruptcy Act; The Referees; "Nothing is so helpless as an insolvent estate. It is subject to spoilation as soon as there is an adjudication."13; The Hastings Bill; The Chandler Act; The Referees' Salary Act; Chapter Five: Bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act: 1947 to 1978; The Referees: 1947 to 1965; The Debtors: Chapter XIII Wage-Earner Plans; The Bar: Bankruptcy Practitioners and Bankruptcy Practicein Cleveland; The Referees: 1965 to 1978; Chapter Six: The Second Movement to Reform the Bankruptcy Act
Summary Not a history of bankruptcy law, Murnane's work is a social and institutional history of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The work explains the development of the court and the story of the people who worked there and of those who sought refuge in the bankruptcy court, within the context of northern Ohio's changing economy. The story of this particular bankruptcy court also illustrates the historical evolution of bankruptcy as an American institution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. District Court (Ohio : Northern District) -- History.
Bankruptcy -- Ohio -- History.
District courts -- Ohio -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1629220159 (e-book)
9781629220154 (e-book)