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New York Judge Nixes $2.45 Billion in DIP Financing as a Sub Rosa Plan

Even though the price and terms were ‘entirely fair,’ Bankruptcy Judge Garrity disapproved DIP financing that would have locked in the right of controlling shareholders to purchase new stock at a 20% discount.

Rejection Didn’t Rescind Sale of Future Credit Card Receivables, New York Judge Says

Bankruptcy Judge Glenn hints that the lenders and the debtor should mediate tough questions about the enforceability of a $150 million ‘sale’ of future credit card receivables.

Student Loan Servicer Sanctioned $378,000 for Civil Contempt by New York Judge

Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn imposed civil contempt sanctions for ignoring court orders over five years.

No ‘Core’ Jurisdiction to Protect Nondebtors with Injunctions, N.Y. District Judge Says

New York district judge differs with the Third Circuit on a bankruptcy court’s constitutional power to issue nondebtor, third-party releases.

Using a Casino’s ATM Makes the Casino the Initial Transferee, Not a ‘Mere Conduit’

New York judge gives casinos the responsibility for assuring that a gambler’s use of a corporate ATM card is not a fraudulent transfer.

Fines for Defrauding Consumers Are Dischargeable in a Corporate Chapter 11 Plan

Courts are divided on discharging fines in a corporate chapter 11 case when the government itself was not defrauded.

No Contempt for the IRS on Discharge Without Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

Is Taggart just a defense that can be waived, or must a debtor plead and prove ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ in a motion for contempt of discharge?

New York Decision Shows that Merit Management Is a Dead Letter

The expansive definition of a ‘financial institution’ allows fraudulent transfers to be structured so that no one will ever be held liable.

Denial of a Claim Doesn’t Divest the Bankruptcy Court of Final Adjudicatory Power

More important law from Madoff: Filing a claim waives the right to a jury trial in district court even if the claim is denied or withdrawn, district judge rules.

Is Section 363(m) Jurisdictional or Only a Limit on the Power of an Appellate Court?

The belief that Section 363(m) is jurisdictional allowed a buyer to profit from taking a misleading position in bankruptcy court.

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