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Third circuit affirms plan distributions are not proceeds of collateral

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · July 29, 2019
In Energy Future Holdings Corp. v. Morgan Stanley Capital Grp., Inc., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 18458 (3d Cir. 2019) (“EFH”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an important, albeit nonprecedential, opinion about whether adequate protection payments and plan distributions made during a bankruptcy case should be

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SCOTUS Holds Licensee May Continue Using Trademark After Rejection in Bankruptcy

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · June 11, 2019
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the rejection in bankruptcy by a debtor-licensor of an executory trademark license does not terminate the licensee’s right to use the trademark but instead has the same effect as a breach of that contract outside of bankruptcy.[1] Consequently, the licensee may continue to use the

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Sears Fights with Vendors Whether Goods Were Delivered Prepetition or Postpetition

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · May 16, 2019
Several foreign suppliers are seeking to compel payment by Sears Holding Corporation and subsidiary debtors (collectively the “Debtors”) for merchandise purchased by the Debtors during, or just before the commencement of, the Debtors’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases (the “Case” or “Sears”) pending in the

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9th Circuit Declines to Dismiss a Marijuana-Related Chapter 11 Case, Affirms Plan Confirmation

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · May 09, 2019
Does a real estate company’s bankruptcy reorganization plan go up in smoke if a tenant uses the property to grow marijuana? Relying on the plain text of Bankruptcy Code Section 1129(a)(3)[1] and the particular facts and procedural history of the case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed confirmation of the

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Sports Authority and Consignments: Lessons for Lenders and Vendors

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · May 09, 2019
A Delaware bankruptcy court (the “Court”) recently considered conflicting security interest claims of (i) a vendor that manufactured and consigned goods to a merchant that later filed for bankruptcy, and (ii) a secured lender that had a perfected lien on inventory and proceeds. The decision has important lessons relating to

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Second Circuit Opines on Cramdown Interest and Make-Whole Premiums

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · November 13, 2017
Creditors, secured lenders and debtors take note: the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has spoken on how to determine the appropriate “cramdown” interest rate for replacement notes issued to senior lien holders, and whether noteholders were entitled to the “make-whole” premium under the

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Chaos Sparks Corporate Exit from Catalonia

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · October 23, 2017
Spain’s central government has now invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to take control from the secessionist-oriented government in the region of Catalonia.  The executive of the Catalonian regional government will be replaced, the regional police and finances will be controlled from Madrid and regional elections will be

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3rd Circuit and Delaware Bankruptcy Court Hold That “Receipt” Under Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9) Requires Physical Possession

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · August 03, 2017
Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code provides a seller of goods with an administrative expense claim equal to the value of goods received by the debtor within the 20 day period prior to the bankruptcy filing. Two recent decisions provide important guidance for sellers and buyers of goods on the eve of a debtor’s bankruptcy. Read more

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Insolvency of Alitalia Puts Creditors on Notice to Make Claims

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · Emma R. Larson Emma R. Larson · Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · Claudio Palmieri Claudio Palmieri · July 20, 2017
The May 2, 2017 bankruptcy filing for Alitalia might be the end of the journey for the troubled Italian flag carrier, but creditors in the U.S., Italy and elsewhere might still have a ticket to recover some claims. Alitalia has now also filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 15 was added

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U.S. Supreme Court: Filing a Time-Barred Claim in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case Does Not Violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · July 11, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a 5-3 decision holding that a creditor filing a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case for a time-barred debt was not false, deceptive, misleading, unconscionable or unfair conduct in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Learn more here. > You may also find

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