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Eighth Circuit Applies Cap on Lease Claims to a Fraudulent Transfer Judgment

Appeals court had sympathy for the debtor by disallowing part but not all of a judgment for receipt of a fraudulent transfer with ‘actual intent.’
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District Court Strictly Enforces ‘Adequate Assurance’ Standards for Shopping Centers

District court reverses and bars Sears from assigning Mall of America lease.

A Chapter 11 Filing Can Extend an Inflexible Closing Date by 60 Days

Filing a chapter 11 petition to obtain an automatic 60-day extension of a closing date is not a bad faith filing, Judge Bernstein says.

Third Circuit Issues an Important Decision on Liquidation of Repo ‘Credit Enhancements’

Appeals court upholds finding that the mortgage securities market in 2007 was declining, not dysfunctional.
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Sixth Circuit Gives Primacy to the Bankruptcy Court in Rejecting Power Contracts

Over a dissent, the Sixth Circuit holds that FERC may offer its opinion but may not bar a bankruptcy court from rejecting a power purchase agreement after considering the public interest.
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