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Post date: Friday, September 22, 2017

The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Secure Leverage put to bed nearly five years of litigation on the question of what contracts are sufficiently “similar to” futures contracts under § 761(4) of the Bankruptcy Code to receive the highest priority of repayment in a commodity broker liquidation.[1] The court held that in or

Post date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Part I of this article identified several important issues that arise when crowdfunded companies file for bankruptcy. Among the most foreseeable dilemmas is that only a handful of crowdfunding backers would file a proof of claim, allowing equity-holders to recover an unduly high share of the debtor’s assets.

Post date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

In April of 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued Ocwen Financial Corporation (Ocwen) and its affiliates for supposed systematic deficiencies in their mortgage servicing business.

Post date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Editor's note: Part I of this article was published in the July 2017 edition of the Young and New Members Committee newsletter, and can be found on the committee's website.

Post date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

First-day orders in U.S. chapter 11 proceedings deal with a wide range of pressing issues within a limited timeframe. Moreover, foreign recognition of first-day orders in cross-border insolvencies, particularly in Canada-U.S. ones, have been dealt with in a context of a high degree of mutual deference and collaboration between jurisdictions.

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On May 3, 2017, the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico launched an unprecedented restructuring proceeding under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (“PROMESA” or the “Act”).

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently weighed in on whether the filing of a proof of claim could give rise to a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) if the statute of limitations on the underlying claim had expired.

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

For the uninitiated, “crowdfunding” is a form of fundraising in which many relatively small contributions are sourced from a “crowd” of “backers” to support a prospective goal, product or company. Crowdfunding transactions can be structured as donations, pre-orders, loans or even equity investments.

Post date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Elvis Presley once said, “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain’t going away.” As we all know, the legal system in the U.S. is predicated upon truth — the decisions of the fact-finder are based on the veracity of the evidence presented. In Ehrenberg v.

Post date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It has now been almost two years since Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes (ret.) confirmed an adjustment plan for the city of Detroit, the largest chapter 9 case ever filed. According to ABI’s statistics, 11 “municipalities” have filed for chapter 9 protection since Jan.

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Tue, 05/30/2017

The Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee's May Tips of the Trade call featured Neil Steinkamp of Stout Risius Ross, LLC, who discussed the ordinary course of business defense in the context of preference analysis.

Tue, 05/30/2017

This May edition of the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter focused on bankruptcy litigation issues in energy sector restructurings.  The newsletter featured an article exploring assumption and rejection of oil and gas conveyances, and an article discussing CERCLA liabilities in energy-related cases. Following publication of this newsletter, both authors hosted a call to discuss the issues explored in their articles. Click here to review the articles. 

Tue, 11/29/2016

The topic of the most recent Commercial Fraud Committee call, discussed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), formerly named the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), which was amended (and retitled) in 2014 for the first time since its creation in 1984.  According to the Uniform Law Commission, the amended Act, which strengthens creditor protections by providing remedies for certain transactions by a debtor that are unfair to the debtor’s creditors, addresses a small number of narrowly-defined issues and is not a comprehensive revision of the Act.

Tue, 05/03/2016

Crossing the Digital Divide: How to Use Social Media to Augment Your Practice

Wed, 03/30/2016

The Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee's call discussed  “gifting” and other recent developments regarding application of the absolute priority rule.

Wed, 10/07/2015

The ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee recently published a newsletter with articles focusing on IP matters in bankruptcy litigation. Following publication of the newsletter, authors invited members to dial in for further discussion of the topic and articles.

Tue, 09/08/2015

The Asset Sales Committee will host John Hutton and Henry Jaffe as they discuss the GM successor liability decision, now on appeal in the Second Circuit, describing the arguments and positions taken by different parties on key issues in the case and discussing the potential impact of the ruling on appeal.

Wed, 07/01/2015

The ABI Commission Report proposes some significant changes to the Bankruptcy Code, and the preferential transfer statute in Section 547 is no exception.This webinar explores the rationale behind the recommendations, such as the good faith belief for filing a demand letter or preference complaint, the increase in the statutory minimum to bring a preference action, and more.

Sat, 04/18/2015

Tax-Sharing Agreements in Bankruptcy that Have Been the Subject of Recent Appeals Courts Decisions

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