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In In re Dingley (August 6, 2014) --- B.R. ----, 9th Cir.BAP (Nev.), the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") held that a creditor did not violate an automatic stay for maintaining a contempt proceeding against a...more
On July 22, 2014, the Connecticut District Court issued an opinion, Eastern Savings Bank FSB v. St. Germain, et al, 2014 WL 3687740 (D. Conn. 2014), which could impact the applicability of the automatic stay of 11 U.S.C....more
Dealing a major blow to the trustee’s efforts to recover fraudulent transfers on behalf of the bankruptcy estate of the company run by Bernard Madoff, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern...more
The Delaware bankruptcy court will soon be forced to rule on the scope of a landlord's claim in bankruptcy, an issue on which courts around the country have been split for many years. In the case of In re Masonite Corp. (Case...more
The D.C. Circuit rejected efforts by the SEC to compel the Securities Investor Protection Corporation to liquidate a broker-dealer that was part of the Stanford Ponzi scheme empire. The investors had purchased CDs from an...more
The Fifth Circuit became the second United States Court of Appeals to establish a three prong test for determining whether a bankrupt debtor should be judicially estopped from pursuing a cause of action that she failed to...more
Claims under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 can turn up in unexpected places—including a bankruptcy court in Manhattan. Recently, a section 75-1.1 claim made its way from Hyde County, North Carolina, to the Big Apple, courtesy of...more
On Saturday, June 28, Puerto Rico’s Governor Padilla signed into effect Puerto Rico’s new bankruptcy law for certain revenue bond issuers. Within 24 hours of the statute’s enactment, two mutual fund complexes owning...more
In the context of an objection to claim proceeding, the Bankruptcy Court (Dabrowski, J.) engaged in choice of law and liquidated damages analyses and as a result disallowed approximately a million dollars of Best Western’s...more
Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation, and after they have tried, without success, to collect on that judgment. All of the...more
The US District Court for the Western District of Washington (the "District Court") recently affirmed a bankruptcy court decision that prohibited a transferee of a secured lender's interest in a loan from voting on a debtor's...more
I have been appointed receiver in a case where the defendant appealed my appointment. If the appeal is successful, and the receivership is terminated, how do I get paid?
ANSWER: As a general rule, fees and costs of a...more
The following is an executive summary of the “need to know” bankruptcy concepts as they impact creditors in business insolvencies.
CHAPTER 11 vs. CHAPTER 7 -
- Chapter 11 is technically used for bankruptcy...more
Under most circumstances, an order of discharge releases a bankrupt person from all debts. There are, however, exemptions that have been legislated to ensure that a bankrupt party does not escape a debt arising from certain...more
In an important decision for lenders, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided In re SW Boston Hotel Venture LLC, holding that a bankruptcy court was right to give a lender a claim for post-petition interest...more
Second District Court of Appeal, Division Three, Action # B246505 (Filed Feb. 21, 2014, modified Mar. 24, 2014) 2014 WL 1157284 ____Cal.App.4th____ -
Sufficiency of Expert Testimony to Prove Causation; Bankruptcy Trust...more
In This Issue:
- Appellate Court Vacates Order Denying Franchisor’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction; District Court Then Grants Summary Judgment To Franchisor And Enters Final Injunction:
In H&R Block Tax...more
I have been appointed receiver in a case involving contentious litigation over a business. The defendant has appealed my order of appointment. The defendant has also repeatedly violated the injunction issued along with my...more
A new decision in Ash v. North American Title Co. holds that (1) contract damages based upon a bankruptcy were not foreseeable, and (2) an escrow holder was entitled to a jury instruction as to intervening or superceding...more
In Edwards v. Broadwater Casitas Care Center, 2013 DJDAR 15911 (2013), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided an interesting case involving the interplay of a petition for attorney fees...more
Under §362(c)(3)(A), when a debtor files a second bankruptcy case within one year after the first case, the automatic stay in the second case will automatically terminate “with respect to the debtor” on the 30th day of the...more
It is well recognized that there are penalties for violating the automatic stay. It does not follow, however, that any entity may seek to enforce the automatic stay. Recently, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the...more
Can an injured plaintiff obtain compensation from a dissolved company with unexhausted insurance policies and force the insurer to pay? The Delaware Supreme Court says yes—in certain circumstances.
Following two public comment periods spanning more than a year as well as a public meeting, the Office of the United States Trustee (the "UST") has issued new guidelines for attorney compensation in larger chapter 11 cases....more
Upon the filing of an appeal of a bankruptcy order, that order is stayed pursuant to section 195 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”). In Msi Spergel v. I.F. Propco Holdings (Ontario) 36 Ltd., 2013 ONCA 550, the...more
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