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“Golden Shares” May be Fool’s Gold for Lenders

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

February 16, 2018 – One of the biggest risks that any lender faces is a potential bankruptcy filing by its borrower. To counter that risk, lenders have developed creative strategies—with varying degrees of success—to gain...more

Post-Discharge Loan Modification with Partial Claim Gets Servicer in Trouble with Bankruptcy Court

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York recently sanctioned a mortgage servicer for violating a bankruptcy discharge injunction when it required a debtor to sign a subordinate mortgage and note—pursuant...more

“Golden Share” Equity Holder Can Bar Bankruptcy Filing

The Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Mississippi (the “Court”), in In re Franchise Services of North America, Inc., Case No. 1702316EE (Bankr. S.D. Miss. Dec. 18, 2017), upheld the blocking power held by a...more

One and Done. Cramdown Requirement for an Impaired Assenting Class Applies on a Per-Plan, Not a Per-Debtor, Basis.

Confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization generally requires the consent of each impaired class of creditors. But, upon satisfaction of additional statutory requirements, a plan proponent can obtain confirmation of...more

UK Restructuring Scheme Case Study: Guiding Bibby Offshore Into Safe Waters

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

UK-based offshore and subsea oil & gas services company solidifies its position and completes ownership transfer to noteholders in major company milestone. The recent Bibby Offshore recapitalisation is as fair and...more

Avoid these banks if filing bankruptcy!

by Malcolm Ruthven on

Why avoid certain banks if filing bankruptcy? Because if you don't, you could lose a lot of money! Here's why and how...more

Preference Actions Filed In Hancock Fabrics

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On January 31, 2018, Hancock Fabrics Inc., the post-effective date debtor, filed approximately 68 complaints seeking the avoidance and recovery of allegedly preferential and/or fraudulent transfers under Sections 547, 548 and...more

Third-Party Releases in Chapter 11 Plans

by Hogan Lovells on

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross sitting in Delaware recently approved J.G. Wentworth’s (the “Debtor’s”) Chapter 11 plan after overruling an objection from the U.S. Trustee regarding third-party releases. The Debtor’s...more

Fraudulent Transfer Avoidance Recovery Not Limited to Total Amount of Creditor Claims

by Jones Day on

Courts disagree as to whether the amount that a bankruptcy trustee or chapter 11 debtor-in-possession ("DIP") can recover in fraudulent transfer avoidance litigation should be capped at the total amount of unsecured claims...more

Lease Profit-Sharing Provision Unenforceable Condition to Assignment in Bankruptcy

by Jones Day on

In Antone Corp. v. Haggen Holdings, LLC (In re Haggen Holdings, LLC), 2017 WL 3730527 (D. Del. Aug. 30, 2017), the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware considered whether, as part of a bankruptcy asset sale, a...more

Chris Lazarini Discusses Fraudulent Transfers During Broker Bankruptcy Filing

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini discussed a case involving an arbitration award and bankruptcy filing. The court ruled that where a bankruptcy action has been closed, the bankruptcy trustee's exclusive authority to...more

Split Third Circuit Holds Transfer By Non-Debtor Cannot Be Fraudulent Transfer

Refusing to rely on “equitable principles” when interpreting the Delaware Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (DUFTA), the Third Circuit (2-1 decision) in Crystallex Int’l Corp. v. Petroleos De Venezuela, S.A, et als. held that a...more

What Does a Senior Lienholder Get When a Junior Lienholder Forecloses?

What does a senior lienholder get when a junior lienholder non-judicially forecloses on the property and the sale results in “surplus funds” that exceed the amount of the junior lien?...more

In Case You Missed It – PACA Trust Rights in Bankruptcy are Just Plain Old Secured Claims

by Bryan Cave on

Happy 2018! We at The Bankruptcy Cave have been itching to write about the Cherry Growers Chapter 11 case – which really is ground-breaking – but the holidays, life, and yes, work for clients too, all just got in the way. ...more

Interest Rates are Rising in South Carolina Courts

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Current economic signs give consumers, investors and economists alike reason for optimism. Unemployment is at historically low levels which means employers are having to offer higher wages to attract and keep talent. Although...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 3 - January 2018: Russian transportation and logistics conglomerate FESCO PLC...

by Dechert LLP on

This case reiterates the opportunity that an English scheme provides to companies in emerging market jurisdictions seeking to restructure their English law debt obligations with international lenders. Mr Justice Snowden’s...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 3 - January 2018: Agrokor: Croatian extraordinary administration proceedings...

by Dechert LLP on

In a significant judgment on 9 November 2017, the High Court in London granted recognition of the extraordinary administration proceedings on-going in respect of the Croatian conglomerate Agrokor as a foreign proceeding under...more

CVAs: A 2018 Revival

by White & Case LLP on

With miserable Christmas trading figures exacerbating an already challenging climate for UK retailers, a growing number of companies are turning to company voluntary arrangements ("CVAs") as a possible source of respite. Most...more

Eleventh Circuit Holds That a Creditor’s Due Process Claim Can Be Inadvertently Waived By Inaction

by Burr & Forman on

On December 11, 2017, in a case entitled In re Iliceto, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision, which held that Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (“Nationstar” or the “Creditor”) received notice...more

Restructuring & Insolvency Newsletter - January 2018

by Reed Smith on

Welcome to the January 2018 issue of the R&I Alert, the newsletter produced by Reed Smith's Restructuring & Insolvency Group. ...more

Limiting Ponzi Scheme Recoveries in Bankruptcy: United States Supreme Court Declines to Review Fraudulent Transfer Ruling in Favor...

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The United States Supreme Court recently declined to review a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit favorable to a bank regarding alleged fraudulent transfers to the bank. In doing so, the...more

State of the Financial Restructuring Market

Continuing low interest rates and generally improved economic conditions in the U.S. and worldwide during 2017 have reduced financial distress and the need for business bankruptcies in most sectors. However, out-of-court...more

Bankruptcy Court Holds Credit Union Policy Does Not Violate Discharge Injunction

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

CentsAbility: Creditors' Rights Law Update - A New York Bankruptcy Court has held that a statement from a credit union in response to a Chapter 7 debtor who received a discharge of his obligations owed to the credit union ...more

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Narrows the Definition of Borrower Under RESPA

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) promulgated a number of mortgage servicing rules, including rules governing loss mitigation procedures. ...more

Trademark Licenses . . . Again

A long-running issue concerning the treatment of trademark licenses in bankruptcy has seen a new milestone with the January 12 decision of the First Circuit in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC. The issue was...more

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