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Bending the Law : Story of the Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy - Richard B. Sobol

Bending the Law

Story of the Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy

Paperback Published: 15th June 1993
ISBN: 9780226767536
Number Of Pages: 420

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Winner of the American Bar Association's 1992 Silver Gavel Award "in recognition of an outstanding contribution to public understanding of the American system of law and justice."
"Mr. Sobol has produced a readable yet fully researched and detailed study of the operation of the bankruptcy and its effects upon all concerned--the women who were injured, the swarms of lawyers who represented parties in the bankruptcy, and the court which oversaw the bankruptcy in Richmond. . . . This book adds greatly to the current debate about how strong a managerial federal judge our system should have."--Paul D. Rheingold, "New York Law Journal"
""Bending the Law" is polemical and relentless. It is also minutely researched, fluidly written, and persuasive."--Paul Reidinger, "ABA Journal"
""Bending the Law" is a must read for bankruptcy practitioners, and for anyone else concerned about the use of bankruptcy law to deal with mass torts. Although its author is a civil rights lawyer, he details the subtle art of practicing bankruptcy law with a discerning eye, and is a gifted storyteller as well."--Joryn Jenkins, "Federal Bar News and Journal"
"This is an accessible history of the case by a veteran civil-rights lawyer."--"Washington Post Book World"

Preface
The Dalkon Shield
Judge Merhige
The Law
Merhige Takes Control
Representation of the Women
Business as Usual
The Determination of Eligible Claimants
Future Claims
Another Source of Funds, Claims against Aetna
Emergency Fertility Procedures
The Exclusivity Period
The McGovern Process
The Estimation
Bidding for Robins
The Plan of Reorganization
Disclosure
Confirmation
Release of Aetna
The Appeals
Control of the Trust
Running the Trust
Conclusion
Notes
Table of Transcript Citations
Table of Citations to Statutes and Rules
Index
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ISBN: 9780226767536
ISBN-10: 0226767531
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 15th June 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition