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Judge Declines to Apply ‘Earmarking’ Defense to a GM Lien Avoidance

‘Old’ GM lenders lose again while attempting to avoid the consequences of a $1.5 billion mistake.

The Emily Litella Principle Governs the Withdrawal of Proofs of Claim

Withdrawing a proof of claim will not divest the bankruptcy court of jurisdiction to try an avoidance action without a jury, Judge Bernstein says.

Insurance Rehabilitation in Curaçao Given ‘Foreign Main’ Recognition in New York

Court supervision and participation by creditors aren’t required for recognition under chapter 15.

Tuition Payments for Adult Children Squarely Held to Be Constructively Fraudulent

New York judge allows insolvent parents to pay for a minor child’s expensive education.

Foreign Main or Nonmain Status Doesn’t Necessarily Follow Foreign Citizenship

Judge Chapman delves into the murky realm of an individual’s ‘COMI’ and ‘establishment.’

Safe Harbor Given Extraterritorial Effect to Benefit Madoff Feeder Funds Customers

Will the avoiding powers and the safe harbor both have extraterritorial effect? Stay tuned!

Loss of Voting Rights Must Be Expressly Stated to Be Enforceable, District Judge Says

MPM Silicones makes law again, this time on subordination of junior secured lenders.

New York Judge Dismisses an Involuntary Petition Against a CDO

Judge Vyskocil denounces an involuntary petition as an attempt by senior, fully secured noteholders to profit at the expense of subordinate noteholders.

Chrysler Wrongful Death Suits Barred in Alabama While Permitted Elsewhere

An Alabama statute designed to aid wrongful death claimants ends up hurting them in Chrysler’s bankruptcy.

U.S. Judge Willing to Split with the U.K. over Chapter 15 Foreign Recognition

Judge Glenn criticizes an 1890 English decision refusing to enforce a foreign discharge of debt.

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