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Bankruptcy Law Reporter

A weekly news service that publishes case summaries of the most recent important bankruptcy-law decisions, tracks major commercial bankruptcies, and reports on developments in bankruptcy reform in Congress and bankruptcy related petitions before the Supreme Court.

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Stay informed on significant laws and regulations including:

  • Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7, Liquidation
  • Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 11, Reorganization
  • Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure


TOPICS COVERED

  • Asset sales
  • Attorneys’ fees
  • Automatic stay
  • Bankruptcy reform
  • Bankruptcy statistics
  • Collateral estoppel
  • Cramdown
  • Credit counseling
  • Debt collection
  • Deepening insolvency
  • Derivatives
  • DIP financing
  • Dismissal or conversion
  • Earmarking doctrine
  • Emergences
  • Equitable subordination
  • Exceptions to discharge
  • Executory contracts and unexpired leases
  • Exemptions
  • Exit financing
  • Foreign proceedings
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Homestead exemption
  • In pari delicto
  • Municipality
  • Payday loans
  • Plan confirmations
  • Preferences
  • Rejection of collective bargaining agreements
  • Student loans
  • Subprime lending
  • Valuation

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Gamestop Wins Bidding to Take Over More Than 160 Radioshack Stores
February 27
Lehman Judge Allowed to Issue Recommended Decisions for Efficiency
February 27
Bankruptcy Judge Has The Power To Decide a Company's Disputed Ownership
February 27
Oregon Wildcard Exemption Can't Be Used To Avoid Judicial Liens on Rental Properties
February 27
Aereo Gets Less Than Half What It Expected at Bankruptcy Auction
February 27
Fed Extends Deadline on Surcharge Plan; Comments Now Due in Early April
February 27
FTC, New York Attorney General Challenge Two Debt Collection Operations
February 27
Witnesses Debate Impact on Bondholders At Hearing on Puerto Rican Ch. 9 Legislation
February 26
Original Forum's Choice of Law Controls Limitations Period for Breast-Implant Case
February 26
Sugar, Ethanol Producer Aralco Files Ch. 15 Petition to Complete Brazilian Restructuring
February 26
Net Data Centers Says High Rent Forces Its Chapter 11 Filing
February 26
Third Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing In Suit Over Elder Care Facility Bankruptcy
February 26
North Carolina Manufacturer's Pension Plan Unloaded on PBGC as Judge Approves Pact
February 26
CFPB Seeks Changes for Credit Card Issuers; Proposes Suspending Agreement Submissions
February 26
Santander Consumer Will Pay $9.35 Million, Maybe More, to Resolve DOJ SCRA Claims
February 26
BofA Wins Dismissal of Payday Debit Suit; Judge Says Plaintiff Misread Account Terms
February 26
Supreme Court Considers Whether Court May Award Attorneys' Fees to Defend Fees
February 25
RadioShack to Sell Name Separately From Stores with $20 Million Opening Bid
February 25
Liquidating Retailer Delia's Receives Approval of Executive Incentive Bonus Plan
February 25
Third Circuit: Stretching Plan Is Amendment, Not Settlement, Despite Benefit to Creditors
February 25
Surgical Monitoring Provider ProNerve Files In Delaware to Sell Business to SpecialtyCare
February 25
Revel Casino Buyer Glenn Straub Plans To Mix Anti-Aging Treatments with Poker
February 25
Sam Wyly Must Pay Ex-Wife $500,000 a Year Despite Bankruptcy
February 25
Fed's Yellen Expects ‘Living Will' Progress, Prepared to Declare Plans ‘Not Credible'
February 25
SIFI Threshold, FSOC Transparency On Senate Banking March Schedule
February 25
Debt Collector's References to Closed Case Are Not Deceptive Under FDCPA, Judge Says
February 25
FTC Touts First Complaint Against Payday Loan Debt Relief Defendants
February 25
Stockton, Calif., to Exit Bankruptcy In Wake of Plan's Endorsement by Judge
February 24
Source Home Entertainment Wins Approval Of Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation
February 24
TS Employment Agrees to Chapter 11 Trustee Appointment Following $100 Million Tax Error
February 24
Receiver in CRS Case Did Have Authority To File for Bankruptcy Under Florida Law
February 24
Cordray Says Progress Expected in 2015 Toward a New Debt Collection Rulemaking
February 24
Dendreon's Cancer Drug Ultimately Goes For $495 Million to Valeant Pharmaceuticals
February 23
Atlantic City Casinos Taj Mahal and Plaza Might Lose Use of Donald Trump's Name
February 23
Monroe Hospital Confirms Liquidating Plan With Sale to Prime Healthcare Services
February 23
Chapter 7 Debtor Who Lied on Rental Application Can't Have Debts Discharged
February 23
Bankruptcy Schedules Control Over Later Insurance Claim, But Trustee Not Estopped
February 23
Second Circuit Affirms No Interest, Inflation Adjustments for Madoff Victims
February 23
Aguilar Knocks Slow Dodd-Frank Pace, Makes Push for Permanent Industry Bars
February 23
Judge Gives Man 5 Years in Mortgage Fraud; Scheme Swindled Owners Out of Millions
February 23
Lehman Brokerage Creditors Getting $2.2 Billion More in Second Distribution
February 20
Atlantic City's Revel Allowed to Scrap Second Bankruptcy Sale and Try Again
February 20
1st Circuit Joins 5th and 10th Circuits: There's No Discharge for Late-Filed Taxes
February 20
Failure to Meet Requirements Renders Sale Void
February 20
Ch. 13 Case Proposing Unfeasible Plan Dismissed
February 20
Fed's Powell: Bank Regulators to Act Quickly, Aggressively to Safeguard Financial Stability
February 20
Santander Bank Agrees To Narrow Use of Screening Tool
February 20
Milwaukee Mayor Touts Court Ruling Helping Cities Deal with ‘Zombie Homes'
February 20
Annuity Purchased Using Roll-Over Funds Exempt from Chapter 7 Debtor's Estate
February 19
Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Bill Set for February 26 U.S. House Hearing
February 19
Ninth Circuit Says Creditors May Pursue Debt Despite Personal Discharge Under Chapter 7
February 19
Tax Court Grants IRS Summary Judgment Motion as Lengthy Tax Liability Case Ends
February 19
Fine Tableware Designer Reed & Barton Files for Chapter 11 in Massachusetts to Sell
February 19
Denial of Discharge Due to Debtor's Conduct Prevents Her From Suing Bankruptcy Lawyer
February 19
Fabricated Evidence Falls Short of Fraud On Court, Conduct Did Not Impede Trustee
February 19
M&T Bank Says Auto Parts Maker Owes $45 Million after Subsidiary's Bankruptcy
February 19
CFPB Deputy Addresses Debt Collection, Saying Consumers ‘Inherently Vulnerable'
February 19
Regulatory Changes Have Decreased But Not Eliminated Too-Big-To-Fail Risks, Powell Says
February 19
FTC Staff's Annual Report to CFPB Details Equal Credit Opportunity Act Efforts
February 19
Software Developer Allen Systems Files For Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware
February 18
Saladworks Franchisor Files for Chapter 11 To Sell or Recapitalize, No Buyer Lined Up
February 18
A Tale of Two Circuits: The Third and Fifth Circuits Diverge in Balancing the Debtor's Interest in a Fresh Start with the Due Process Rights of Future Asbestos Claimants
February 18
TS Employment Needs Chapter 11 Trustee Due to Tax Liability, U.S. Watchdog Says
February 18
Deerfield Ranch Winery in Sonoma Valley Files Chapter 11 to Stretch Rabobank Debt
February 18
Plaintiff Entitled to Extension Under Section 108(c)
February 18
Request to File Amended Proof of Claim Denied
February 18
New York AG's Proposed Bill Would Address ‘Zombie’ Properties
February 18
Bankruptcy Professionals Debate Viability Of Ch. 11 in Light of ABI Panel's Report
February 17
Trust's Suit Against Asbestos Manufacturer Barred; Poor Drafting of Ch. 11 Plan
February 17
Cayman's Caledonian Bank Files for Chapter 15 Protection After SEC Freeze
February 17
Caesars Wants Examiner Appointed For Less Than $10 Million
February 17
Winland Ocean Shipping Files Ch. 11 After Two Vessels Seized
February 17
Endicott Interconnect Confirms Liquidating Chapter 11 Plan
February 17
Detroit Judge Says $178 Million In Professional Fees Is Reasonable
February 13
GT Advanced Technologies Judge Quickly Shoots Down Latest Bonus Initiative
February 13
Cancer Therapy Developer Egenix Inc. Faces Conversion to Chapter 7
February 13
District Court Finds No Abuse of Discretion In Denying Bank Relief From Automatic Stay
February 13
N.Y. Debtors' Class Certification Upheld; ‘Sewer Service' Collection Fraud Alleged
February 13
House Panel Examines MBS Settlements; GOP Says Money Going to Activist Groups
February 13
Pierluisi Introduces Second Bill To Allow Puerto Rico's Municipalities to Utilize Ch. 9
February 12
Containership Owner Nautilus Implements Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan in New York
February 12
Family Christian, Seller of Bibles, Files For Bankruptcy Protection in Michigan
February 12
Baxano Surgical Assets Sold at Auction For $7.8 Million to Four Buyers in Delaware
February 2
Containership Owner Nautilus Has ‘Fully Consensual' Chapter 11 Plan Approved
February 2
Delia's Trademarks, Other Intellectual Property Fetching at Least $2.5 Million
February 2
BAP Finds Bankruptcy Court Abused Discretion in Denying Motion to Reopen Case
February 2
Former Sentinel Chief Sentenced To 14 Years for Role in $665 Million Fraud
February 2
Fraudulent Transfer Complaint Fails to State Claim
February 2
Fannie Overseer Setting Capital Rules for Nonbank Mortgage Firms
February 2
Federal Asbestos FACT Act Faces Uncertainty In Congress, Despite Republican Control
January 30
Houston Judge Not a ‘Mediation Romantic,' Bars Using Mediation as First Resort
January 30
Exide Negotiates Settlement to Permit Exit From Chapter 11 by End of March
January 30
Stipulation, Release of Debtor, Creditor Is Invalid Due to Lack of Proper Notice
January 30
CFPB Offers Changes to Mortgage Rules; Proposal Addresses Credit in Rural Areas
January 30
Shelby Wants to Turn CFPB Into Board; Merkley Says That Format Leads to Delays
January 30
Private-Student Lenders Draw CFPB Review Over Debt Refinancing
January 30
Frivolous Claim That Lawyers Bribed Witness Triggers Hefty Sanctions Order Under §1927
January 29
Law Professors Stingy in Supreme Court Case on Fees for Bankruptcy Professionals
January 29
Four Sears Methodist Senior Living Homes Sold to Evergreen for $79.1 Million
January 29
Joint Check Agreement Constitutes ‘Unusual Activity'; Transfers are Avoidable
January 29
Failed Furniture Concerns, Execs Defeat Claims Over Alleged Revenue Scheme
January 29
Neugebauer Adds to Republican Calls For Bipartisanship in Dodd-Frank Changes
January 29
JPMorgan, Others Evade Most Claims In Class Action Over Mishandled Loans
January 29
CFPB, Industry Join on Financial Education; Cordray Asks Banks to ‘Lead by Example'
January 29
Citibank Will Change Use of Screening Tool Amid NY Probe of Harms to Low-Income Folk
January 29
Total Number of Bankruptcy Filings Falls Again; Lowest Total Since 2007
January 28
9th Circuit: Chapter 7 Trustee's Fees Are Not Based on Credit Bidding
January 28
Caesars Wins Bid to Move $20 Billion Bankruptcy From Delaware to Chicago
January 28
Court Upholds Verdict, Damages Award Against Bankrupt Elder Care Facility Officers
January 28
Los Angeles Fish Distributor Files For Chapter 11 in California to Reorganize
January 28
Ex-Wife Sues Former Billionaire Wyly Over Stock Holdings From 1991
January 28
Big Banks, Big Test: Must Give Regulators Credible ‘Living Wills' in 2015
January 28
FHFA's Watt Defends 3% Down Payment; Fields Questions from House Republicans
January 28
Sixth Circuit Rules Against FDIC On Legal Fees, Rejects D'Oench Rule
January 28
Cointerra, Bitcoin Company, Files In Texas to Liquidate in Bankruptcy
January 27
NII Holdings Will Sell Mexican Wireless Phone Operations to AT&T for $1.88 Billion
January 27
Falling Stock Price Does Not Absolve Debtor From Misusing $3 Million Loan
January 27
Amtrak Not Liable for $25M Bridge Rehab; 1973 Rail Act Trumps Bronx's 1906 Covenant
January 27
‘Some Aspects' of Dodd-Frank Changes Should Attract Democrats, Hensarling Says
January 27
Court Says Non-Borrower Has Standing To Assert Rescission Claims Under TILA
January 27
First Skirmish in Caesars Bankruptcy Campaign? Courthouse Venue Battle Site
January 26
Trump Casinos to Make Law on Labor- Contract Dispute That Has Divided Courts
January 26
Bankruptcy Court Clarifies That Agency May Pursue Revocation of Operating License
January 26
Eleventh Circuit Splits from Fifth Circuit On Confirmation Orders Res Judicata Issue
January 26
Reservist Released From Active Duty After Filing Not Required to File Means Test Form
January 26
$5.15 Billion Settlement With Anadarko Over Fraudulent Conveyances Takes Effect
January 26
Freddie Mac to Sell $410M In Delinquent Home Loans
January 26
Delaware Judge Bars Bonus for High Paid Lawyers in Fisker Automotive Case
January 23
SkyMall Lands In Bankruptcy as Online Competition Changes In-Flight Shopping
January 23
Relief From Automatic Stay; Debtor Failed To Show Confirmable Reorganization Plan
January 23
Women's Retailer C. Wonder Files For Chapter 11 for Sale to Owner Burch
January 23
Mortgage Payments Are Domestic-Support Obligation
January 23