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Chapter 11 'Failure'


Stephen J. Lubben


Seton Hall University - School of Law

April 8, 2009

Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 1375163

Abstract:     
Nearly thirty years of chapter 11 scholarship offers little insight into the reasons why certain firms are unable to confirm a reorganization plan. This paper offers the first empirical model of why firms fail in chapter 11. Using a database of 945 chapter 11 cases filed in 2004, and a simple definition of chapter 11 failure as any case that is converted to chapter 7 or dismissed, I show that some of the most significant predictors of "failure" are observable on the first day of a chapter 11 case.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Chapter 11, bankruptcy, reorganization, financial distress, Lubben

JEL Classification: M10

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Date posted: April 9, 2009 ; Last revised: May 8, 2009

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Lubben, Stephen J., Chapter 11 'Failure' (April 8, 2009). Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 1375163. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1375163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1375163

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