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New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Taylor – Wharton International LLC

Debtor: Taylor-Wharton International LLC - Case No.: 15-12075 - Debtor’s Counsel: Reed Smith LLP...more

Treatment of senior unsecured debt in European leveraged finance transactions: the need for an intercreditor agreement

Over the last few years, the European leveraged finance market has seen rapid growth of senior secured high yield notes (“SSN”) and senior secured covenant-lite term loan B (“TLB”) financings. A common feature of both SSNs...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – American Apparel, Inc.

American Apparel, Inc. (APP, NYSE) and five affiliates have filed chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (lead case # 15-12055-BLS) and will seek approval of a pre-packaged...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – City Sports, Inc.

Athletic retailer City Sports, Inc. and an affiliate have filed chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (lead case # 15-12054-KG). The petition and list of top 30 creditors and...more

The Legacy of the RadioShack Bankruptcy and the Importance of PII

Customer information has become an increasingly valuable business asset. And, the volume and detail of other available information about consumers has increased along with it, well beyond mere customer names and addresses to...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Double Whammy in Maine’s Paper Industry - This past week, two northern Maine paper mills...more

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Deals Loss to Lehman in Interpreting Loss Under ISDA...

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

Accidentally On Purpose: Washington Court Finds Coverage For Contempt Of Court Based On “Misunderstanding”

Professional liability policies cover claims based on the insured’s alleged negligent acts, errors or omissions, and not claims for “sanctions or penalties” for “willful” professional misconduct. But the insurer’s duty to...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - September 2015

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

Committee Formation Meeting for Samson Resources Corporation, et al.

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

Bad Faith Sentinel - September 2015

Kennedy v. Allstate, No. 15-2221 (E.D. Pa. July 8, 2015). District Court recognizes possibility that insurance adjusters owe a duty of care to insureds that would be breached by failing to conduct a reasonable...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Samson Resources Company et al..

Samson Resources Company and eight affiliates, companies engaged in oil and gas drilling and exploration, have filed chapter 11 petitions and are seeking approval of a pre-packaged plan of reorganization before the United...more

District Court Confirms Netting/Setoff Practices

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

Whose Property Is The Corporate Social Media Account?

As we have discussed in previous posts, the issues surrounding ownership rights to an employer’s social media account and its contents continues to be a moving target without definitive answers. A federal bankruptcy court...more

New Administrative Orders Amend Procedures for Creditors in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases Pending in the Middle District of Florida

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

True Health Diagnostics Makes Offer to Acquire Health Diagnostic Laboratory

True Health Diagnostics, based in Frisco, Texas, has offered to acquire Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL), based in Richmond, Va., for $32 million, according to a Richmond Times Dispatch report....more

Colt Nears Deal to Battle Its Way Out of Bankruptcy

On September 3, 2015, gun maker Colt Defense announced that the company and its creditors are close to finalizing a deal that will rescue the company out of bankruptcy. “It’s fair to say the parties are very close to a deal,”...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Quiksilver, Inc. et al.

Apparel retailer Quiksilver, Inc. (ZQK, NYSE) and 10 of its affiliates have filed chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (lead case number 15-11880 (KJC)). The docket is...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Haggen Holdings, LLC et al.

Supermarket operator Haggen Holdings, LLC and 5 of its affiliates have filed chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (lead case number 15-11874 (KG)). The docket is available...more

Who Says There Are No More Big Los Angeles Chapter 11 Cases?

On July 30, 2015, Relativity Media, along with 144 of its affiliates, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The multi-million dollar entertainment company, which produced films such as The Social Network, The Fighter, Limitless,...more

Energy Future Holdings – Another Major Success for Chapter 11 Mediation?

Mediation has become an invaluable tool in large chapter 11 cases. Traditionally viewed as a means for resolving discrete disputes between a debtor’s estate and an adversary party, in recent years mediation in certain complex...more

New Delaware Bankruptcy Filing Update:

Boomerang Systems, Inc. (BMER, OTCBB), a developer of automated parking systems, and three of its affiliates have filed chapter 11 petitions in Delaware. (Note: This filing does not appear to be related to Boomerang Tube)....more

Mining and Exploration Company, Santa Fe Gold Corporation, Seeks Protection in Chapter 11

On August 26, 2015, Santa Fe Gold Corporation and three affiliates filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The cases are docketed as case no. 15-11761, and...more

The SemCrude Bankruptcy: Commodity Traders Prevail Against Related Fraud and U.C.C. Claims

In 2008, SemCrude, L.P. and related entities (collectively, SemCrude or the Debtors) filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In connection with the SemCrude bankruptcy, a dispute...more

Monitor Financial Distress in Your Supply Chain

While American manufacturing has experienced a resurgence in recent years, some manufacturers continue to face challenges. Witness for example the recent chapter 11 filings of Colt, Boomerang Tube, and Everyware Global....more

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