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Professor Gotberg Examines Rental Company’s Bankruptcy Case

Professor Brook E. Gotberg examined filings in a Springfield, Mo., business’s bankruptcy case on behalf of the Springfield News-Leader newspaper, as reported in “Gatley bankruptcy dismissed, paving the way for banks to foreclose on 417 Rentals.” The case, filed by 417 Rentals, was dismissed in mid-January. 417 Rentals controls about 500 residential properties in the Springfield area. The company owes…

Professor Gotberg: Failure to Innovate Led to the Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy

Professor Brook E. Gotberg is the co-author (with Professor Anthony J. Casey of the University of Chicago Law School) of a recent post in The CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School’s blog on corporations and the capital markets.  The post, “Toys ‘R’ Us and Bankruptcy: Death by Disruption, Not Debt,” challenges conventional wisdom that the retailer failed primarily because…