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Releases: How Did We Get Here and What is Next?

USA - March 28 2022 As a result of Purdue Pharma’s proposed plan of reorganization, and the ongoing opioid epidemic that continues to grip the nation, the debate over…

Kimberly Black

Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Chapter 11 Fees

USA - March 4 2022 Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution gives Congress the power to "establish . . . uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies…

Jonah Wacholder

Bankruptcy Court Won’t Dabble in Case Concerning a Marijuana Business

USA - February 11 2022 “[E]nsnared between his involvement in a business that is legal under the laws of Arizona but illegal under federal law,” one debtor’s chapter 13…

Maxwell K. Weiss

Fireworks in the Sky but not in Court: Bankruptcy Judge Takes a Practical Approach to the Ordinary Course of Business Defense

USA - January 24 2022 A recent decision applied the ordinary course of business defense to a preferential transfer claim where the parties had engaged in only two…

Creditors Barred from Asserting $53 Million Claim: A Look at the Excusable Neglect Standard

USA - December 20 2021 Another case shows the perils of waiting until the final minutes to meet a court deadline. In re U-Haul, 21-bk-20140, 2021 Bankr LEXIS 3373 (Bankr. S…