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Everyone Has Rejection Issues

by Bryan Cave on

In the typical day-to-day experience in bankruptcy proceedings, the debtor’s ability to assume or reject executory contracts and leases under Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code is seen from the sometimes-unfortunate...more

Court Decision Reviews Key Concepts Concerning Executory Contracts

This post reviews some concepts concerning executory contracts. The ground covered will be familiar to insolvency experts and should be insightful for readers who don’t specialize in U.S. bankruptcy law. The springboard...more

Green Hands Aren’t Unclean Hands: 9th Circuit BAP Retreats from Mandatory Dismissal in Marijuana Cases

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

A 92-year-old landlord who leased a storefront to a marijuana dispensary will receive a new hearing after a court dismissed her bankruptcy case on the grounds that acceptance of rent payments from the dispensary disqualified...more

Bankruptcy Remoteness Going to a Court of Appeals (Progress Report No. 1)

Our February 22 post reported that the Franchise Services of North America, Inc. decision of Bankruptcy Judge Edward Ellington of the Southern District of Mississippi dismissing a Chapter 11 petition because a holder of...more

Ninth Circuit Affirms “Per Plan” Approach To Interpret “Impaired Accepting Class” For Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation Purposes

by Cole Schotz on

In JPMCC 2007-C1 Grasslawn Lodging, LLC v. Transwest Resort Props. Inc., et al. (In re Transwest Resort Props. Inc.), Case No. 16-16221, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1947 (9th Cir. Jan. 25, 2018), the Ninth Circuit was the first...more

Clear Error They Say! Supreme Court Opines On Standard Of Review For Determining Non-Statutory Insider Status

by Bryan Cave on

Last April, we updated you that the Supreme Court had granted review of In re The Village at Lakeridge, LLC, 814 F.3d 993 (9th Cir. 2016). ...more

In “Non-Statutory Insider” Case, Supreme Court Clarifies the Standard of Review for Mixed Questions of Law and Fact

In U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, No. 15-1509, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 1520 (Mar. 5, 2018), the Supreme Court analyzed the appropriate standard of review for appellate courts reviewing a bankruptcy court’s...more

Supreme Court Adopts Deferential Standard of Review on Chapter 11 Insider Status

by Jones Day on

In U.S. Capital Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, No. 15-1509 (U.S. Mar. 5, 2018), the U.S. Supreme Court held that an appellate court should apply a deferential standard of review to a bankruptcy court's decision as to...more

Limited recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore

by Dentons on

Creditors and anyone seeking recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore should consider how the presence of an injunction or an adverse court order may affect the chances of successful recognition....more

U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Clear Error Standard for Mixed Questions of Fact and Law

by Alston & Bird on

Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on which kind of court is best suited to solve a mixed question. - Non-statutory status - The case at hand - Applying the clear...more

Dodging the Issue: The Supreme Court "Weighs" In On Bankruptcy Law

by Clark Hill PLC on

The Supreme Court has been unusually busy in addressing bankruptcy-related matters by issuing two recent opinions – Merit Management Group, L.P. v. FTI Consulting, Inc. (“Merit”) and U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee v. Village at...more

Retail Industry News: Australia introduces insolvency reforms which limit contract rights to terminate for insolvency

by Dentons on

Under reforms commencing in July 2018, Australia will have new insolvency laws which will limit the exercise of contract rights to terminate for insolvency. Partners David McIntosh and Robyn Chatwood, explain how these...more

Supreme Court Narrows Applicability of Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor for Securities-Related Transfers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In a case that could have significant, long-term ramifications for the holders of stock and other securities, the U.S. Supreme Court vastly limited the scope of a Bankruptcy Code “safe harbor” that shields certain transfers...more

Supreme Court Limits Safe Harbor Defense in Bankruptcy "Clawback" Suits

Recently, the United States Supreme Court decided Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., a decision that has potentially far-reaching implications for a broad range of business transactions, particularly...more

Lenders Beware: The 9th Circuit Dilutes Voting Power in Multi-Debtor Cases (In re Transwest Resort Properties Inc.)

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Courts are often faced with the situation in which affiliated debtors file for Chapter 11 reorganization and request to have their cases jointly administered. While joint administration does not, without more, cause...more

Blog: Safe Harbor Rule Narrowed: Supreme Court Opens Door for Possible Avoidance of Previously Protected Transactions

by Cooley LLP on

Over the last twenty years, courts have increasingly insulated transactions from avoidance as fraudulent transfers by invoking the so-called “settlement payment” defense codified in section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. The...more

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows the Scope of the Section 546(e) Safe Harbor

by Alston & Bird on

Resolving a circuit split, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling excludes protection for certain transferees when a settlement payment merely passes through an intermediary. Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring and Finance...more

Data in the cloud: What if the cloud provider goes bankrupt?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With data being the new “coin of the realm,” those who control and exploit data have a winning advantage over competitors. This piece focuses on control of data in the unique situation of a cloud hosting provider’s...more

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Rejects “Implied Assumption” of Executory Contracts As Part of Asset Sale

The Delaware Bankruptcy Court recently held, in Stanley Jacobs Prod., Ltd. v. 9472541 Can. Inc. (In re Thane Int'l, Inc.), No. 17-50476 (KG), 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 464 (Bankr. D. Del. Feb. 21, 2018), that a debtor must file a...more

German coalition government plans insolvency law reform

by DLA Piper on

On 4 March 2018, Angela Merkel secured her fourth term in power after the Social Democratic party (SPD) agreed to form another “grand coalition” government with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), ending months...more

Podcast - Credit Funds: Make-Wholes and Cramdowns: Understanding the Recent Second Circuit Momentive Decision

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Credit funds that invest in distressed debt, whether through secondary trading or loan origination, not only must evaluate the borrower’s credit quality and business plan, but, with the help of their lawyers, must also keep...more

High Court Tightens Section 546(e) Safe Harbor for Securities Transaction Payments

by Jones Day on

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling resolving a long-standing circuit split over the scope of the Bankruptcy Code's "safe harbor" provision exempting certain securities transaction payments from...more

Zetta Jet: multi-jurisdictional investigation and asset tracing

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper is advising Zetta Jet in relation to ongoing proceedings in the United States, Singapore and Australia. This multi-jurisdictional matter centers on the bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent collapse of the luxury...more

California Supreme Court Deals Death Blow to Jewel v. Boxer for Hourly Fee Cases in State

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The California Supreme Court has decided the fate of the unfinished business rule for hourly fee cases in the state with its long-awaited decision in Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. The court held that a...more

Appellate Group News: 2017 Year In Review

by Murtha Cullina on

2017 was a significant year for Murtha Cullina’s appellate practice group. The firm was recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as its "Appellate Litigation Department of the Year." 2017 also marked two anniversary dates of...more

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