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Tabb & McClelland on the Means Test

posted by Bob Lawless

A few weeks back, I made a few posts about the bankruptcy conference at Southern Illinois University, including a post about the presentation by my colleague, Charles Tabb. The paper on which that presentation was based in now available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at http://ssrn.com/abstract=964460 and will eventually appear in the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. The paper is entitled "Living with the Means Test" and is co-authored with University of Illinois law student Jill McClelland. Tabb and McClelland do a great job of pulling together the materials on the means test, including an analysis of precedents since the 2005 bankruptcy law. As I explained in my previous post, I disagree with some of Tabb and McClelland's solutions to some of the most tricky statutory issues created by the 2005 law. Still, if I were having to deal with the means test on a daily basis, it's a paper I would want as a reference.

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