The passage of section 77B of the Bankruptcy Act in 1934 suggested to some lawyers the possibility of using the section as a means of modifying or eliminating the responsibility of persons collaterally liable on obligations for which the corporation to be reorganized or its property was also responsible. The question arose in two common types of situations: (1) guaranties of payment of dividends on capital stock; (2) liability for payment of the bonds or other indebtedness of corporations. In either of these situations, can the liability of persons other than the corporaticm be discharged or modified by reorganization of the corporation under section 77B of the Bankruptcy Act?
COLLATERAL LIABILITIES UNDER SECTION 77B,
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