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Energy Future Holdings (“EFH” or “Debtors”) has cleared all of the preliminary hurdles in its path as it moves towards the confirmation of its plan of reorganization (the “Plan”). Last week Judge Christopher Sontchi of the...more
The new personal bankruptcy law enters into force on 1 October 2015. Individuals will now be allowed to go bankrupt while creditors are left to struggle. The rules have caused much apprehension and it remains to be seen how...more
Since the Nevada Supreme Court’s infamous decision in SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A. in September 2014, the mortgage community has continued to fight to save senior deeds of trust from extinguishment due to an...more
Following Parliamentary approval in March 2015, this Implementation Timetable sets out the key dates and changes which have been published to date on the insolvency provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment...more
Recent changes in cross-border leveraged loan documentation requirements open up new possibilities for both borrowers and lenders.
Cross-border leveraged loan documentation has become increasingly permissive with respect...more
In a blow to the Lehman Chapter 11 estates, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held on September 16, 2015 that Intel Corporation’s Loss calculation resulting from a failed transaction...more
Material changes to the Italian bankruptcy law will likely result in increased interest from investors in the distressed market.
Italian legislators recently passed significant amendments to the legal framework...more
Alamo Group, LLC v. A & G Realty Partners, LLC (In re OSC 1 Liquidating Corp.), 529 B.R. 825 (Bankr. D. Del. 2015) – A purchaser of debtors’ lease designation rights filed a complaint in bankruptcy court against the debtors’...more
On September 8, 2015, United States District Judge Marvin H. Shoob declared Georgia’s statutory garnishment process unconstitutional in Strickland v. Alexander. In what is sure to be the first of many county-level responses,...more
Fall is football time. And as every football fan knows, not every player on the line of scrimmage is an eligible receiver. Imagine how dramatically it would change the game if the entire offensive line were eligible to catch...more
On September 24, Southern District of Florida District Court Judge James I. Cohn issued an opinion affirming an order approving the settlement of a debtor’s breach of fiduciary duty, corporate waste, and mismanagement claims...more
Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Case Name: Samson Resources Corporation, et al.
Case Number: 15-11934 (CSS)
- Location: Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown, 422 Delaware...more
Il Regolamento si pone l’obiettivo di rendere più efficienti le regole sulle insolvenze transfrontaliere, trovare il giusto equilibrio nella protezione sia dei debitori che dei creditori e privilegiare il risanamento delle...more
In re Failla, 529 B.R. 786 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2014) –
Individual chapter 7 debtors filed a statement of intention electing to surrender their real estate. The mortgagee contended that they had failed to do so and filed a...more
Individuals filing for bankruptcy pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") generally do so to have their debts discharged and receive the proverbial "fresh start." The same, however,...more
In Jenkins v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama held that the filing of a proof of claim based on a time-barred debt cannot give rise to a claim for damages under...more
The Czech Supreme Court recently issued two decisions having significant impact on the position of secured creditors (i.e. generally financial institutions) within insolvency proceedings. Both decisions stem from one of the...more
District Court Holds that Assignee is Not Entitled to Safe Harbor Protections -
On May 28, 2015, the United States District Court for the Central District of California affirmed a bankruptcy court order finding that a...more
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that a chapter 7 bankruptcy case can be dismissed if the debtor “avoids repayment of debt without an adequate reason.” In re Schwartz, No. 15-1416 (7th Cir. August 24,...more
In AP Services, LLP v. Lobell et. al, No. 651613/2012, 2015 NY Slip Op 31115(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 19, 2015) (argued Feb. 21, 2014), Justice Friedman, applying Delaware Law, denied a motion to dismiss plaintiff AP Services,...more
In a recent decision related to the SemCrude bankruptcy, the federal district court upheld the Bankruptcy Court’s rulings on the efficacy of certain common risk-mitigation tools used in the energy trading and marketing...more
In re Oak Knoll Assocs., L.P., 525 B.R. 175 (Bankr. D. Me. 2015) –
A real estate broker sought allowance of an administrative expense claim for his commission in connection with a sale of real estate. The debtor and...more
Almost daily I meet with families that have avoided filing for bankruptcy because they fear they will lose their home as part of the process. In this article I will discuss how you can know if your house will be put at risk...more
The failure to perfect a security interest could result in losing property rights altogether in receivership proceedings despite being the owner of the property. A very recent example of this is the case of Wells Fargo...more
Prior to September 1, 2015, procedures in consumer chapter 13 bankruptcy cases varied greatly across the divisions of the Middle District of Florida, creating vastly different workflows for creditors and attorneys with cases...more
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