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The recharacterization doctrine is ripe for Supreme Court review

When a bankruptcy court ‘‘recharacterizes’’ debt, it causes something the parties have identified as debt to be converted into equity. Unlike an equitable subordination analysis, in which courts determine whether an acknowledged claim should be subordinated to that of other creditors due to a creditor’s inequitable conduct, a recharacterization analysis involves determining whether a debt … Continue Reading