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Unformatted text preview: November 17, 2005 Todays Agenda Brief Note on the papers Types of Reform The Puzzle of Civil Litigation Possible Explanations Why Consumer bankruptcy is an interesting case A strategic perspective on the puzzle of civil litigation reform Developing a working definition of US DemocracyFederalist Paper #10 A Brief Note on the Papers There is no magic number of sources. Your research much provide convincing basis for your argument. Hint: to convince a critical reader, you need to consider potential objections to sources. Consumer Bankruptcy Reform as a Most Likely Case for Replacement Reform In the 1970s, Consumer Bankruptcy Reform seemed most likely to pass because Economic shifts crated a need for dealing with issues of consumer debtboth from the perspectives of lenders and borrowers. Support from Congress own Reform Commission Support among key members of Congress Reform targeted small, routine areas. High legal fees to recovery ratio. Non-adversarial focus in bankruptcy law o When you file for bankruptcy, all litigation against you from predators stops. o Tries to create equitable distribution of resources....
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