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March 15, 2019
Reading Stern Narrowly, Delaware Judge to Issue Final Order in Fraudulent Transfer Suit
Judge Sontchi declines to rule that 28 U.S.C. § 157 is unconstitutional by denominating fraudulent transfer suits as ‘core’ proceedings.
August 1, 2018
Delaware’s Judge Sontchi Writes a Seminal Opinion on Sovereign Immunity
A bankruptcy court’s in rem jurisdiction overrides a claim of sovereign immunity.
October 11, 2017
Inaccurate Disclosure Nixes a $275 Million Energy Future Breakup Fee Approved a Year Earlier
Breakup fee cannot be paid if the court or regulators disapprove a proposed sale.
May 2, 2017
Treatment of Equally Ranked Undersecured Creditors Is Ready for Appeal in Delaware
Judge Sontchi sticks by his 2016 decision in the Energy Future reorganization.
January 10, 2017
Delaware Judge Disregards Committee Fee Cap if a Chapter 11 Plan Is Confirmed
Standard carveout only limits committee counsel fees if no chapter 11 plan is confirmed.
November 21, 2016
Skeptical Delaware Judge Refuses to Confirm Reorg Plan
Cash outlays to junior creditors at confirmation sink chapter 11 plan.
Bankruptcy Powers Do Not Override Congressionally Mandated Internet Confidentiality
Third party’s emails are immune from discovery in bankruptcy, Judge Sontchi rules.
July 1, 2016
Complex Litigation Can Beat a Valid Forum Selection Clause
Enforcement of a forum selection clause is sometimes not mandatory, Delaware judge says.
March 15, 2016
Judges Sontchi and Drain Agree on Treatment Among Undersecured Creditors
No need for venue-shopping between Delaware and New York for undersecured creditors.
January 14, 2016
Committee Counsel Fees at 56% Are Ok in Delaware
Lender's plea of poverty falls on deaf ears in a sick Delaware case.