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Plan Not In “Good Faith” When Impairment of Class’s Interests Is Contrived
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Under the Bankruptcy Code, a reorganization plan may be approved if (1) proposed in "good faith" under 1129(a)(3), and (2) accepted by at


Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors: General Overview
  • Jimerson & Cobb P.A.
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

If you are considering bankruptcy for your insolvent business, an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (“ABC”) might be your answer. An ABC is a


Good News for Creditors in Individual Bankruptcy Cases
  • Buchalter Nemer
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

For the past several years, creditors in the Ninth Circuit were confounded by an interpretation of the Bankruptcy Code that permitted individual


11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company
  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

An “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” (an “ABC”) is an alternative to bankruptcy available under California lawas well as the laws of other


Delaware Bankruptcy Court Addresses When and Whether Creditors are Entitled to Postpetition Interest in Chapter 11 - Part 4
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

This is the fourth and final post in our series on Judge Sontchi’s postpetition interest decision in Energy Future Holdings, issued on October 30


New York federal bankruptcy court finds insurance insolvency proceeding does not “reverse - preempt” bankruptcy court jurisdiction
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

In a recent adversary proceeding in the chapter 11 case involving Ames Department Stores, Inc. (“Ames”), Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company


Seventh Circuit Warns Banks: Ignore Red Flags at Your Own Peril
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

When can a bank be at risk of unknowingly receiving a fraudulent transfer? How much information does a bank need to have before it is on "inquiry


Fourth Circuit affirms priority of tax lien over failed chapter 11 professional fees
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

A federal "secured tax claim takes priority over a professional's claim to fees" in an aborted Chapter 11 case, held the U.S. Court of Appeals for


Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Bulletin: February 2016
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Bulletin provides an analysis of legal issues, recent court decisions and significant changes in bankruptcy and


50 Cent: You Love Him in a Bentley, But Would You Love Him on a Bus? 50’s Creditors Have 21 Questions, and They’re All About U.S. Bankruptcy Law
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The July 2015 filing of a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition that put Curtis James Jackson III (aka “50 Cent”) in the club of bankruptcy-filing rappers