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Despite lower-than-average Chapter 11 activity in 2014, the legal landscape for distressed investors has continued to evolve, with significant legal developments in credit bidding, make-whole premiums and intercreditor...more
The Anguillan government has published a bill for a new Insolvency Act for public review and consultation.
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In re Flex Fin. Holding Co., 518 B.R. 891 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2014) –
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A construction contractor contended that the claim of the debtor’s construction lender should be...more
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