Vanderbilt Law Review

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This Article will assess the impact of the Bankruptcy Reform Act upon the conflict of the Code cash and credit sellers with the trustee in bankruptcy. The article will begin by discussing the legal position of the reclaiming seller at common law, both because the new Act's interaction with the Code cannot be understood without reference to such doctrines, and because these doctrines are often likely to be of continued applicability under the new Act. It will then examine the seller's rights under the U.C.C., and will discuss his relations with certain bankruptcy-relevant Code third parties. Following this, the Article will examine the seller-trustee clash as it developed under the prior Bankruptcy Act. Finally, it will assess the position of the seller under the Bankruptcy Reform Act.