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Fraudulent Transfers

‘No Harm, No Foul’ Doesn’t Entitle a Debtor to a Discharge, BAP Says

Advice-of-counsel defense doesn’t work when intent is clearly fraudulent.

Bankruptcy Court Alone May Decide Whether a Claim Is Estate Property, BAP Says

Bankruptcy Court Alone May Decide Whether a Claim Is Estate Property, BAP Says

Creditors Have Standing but Not Authority to Pursue Estate Claims, Third Circuit Says

Third Circuit’s Judge Bibas says that courts use the wrong nomenclature when they say that creditors lack standing to pursue claims belonging to the estate. It’s a question of statutory authority, he said, not standing.

Judge Romero Explains Why Lenders Can’t Claw Back Retainers Paid by Debtors

The UCC protects retainers in the hands of lawyers from secured lenders bent on glomming their collateral.

Majority of Courts Still Permit Small-Dollar Avoidance Suits in the Debtor’s Home Court

New York district judge agrees with the ABI Journal: Congress did not succeed in requiring trustees to file small-dollar avoidance actions in the defendant’s district.

Fraudulent Transfer Suit Didn’t Succeed in ‘Discharging’ Student Loans

Can student loans be wiped out as fraudulent transfers that aren’t dischargeable under Section 523(a)(8)?

Tenth Circuit Protects Subsequent Recipients of Fraudulent Transfer with a New Defense

In a fraudulent transfer of a contract claim, a subsequent recipient of cash proceeds from the claim has no liability under Section 550(a)(2), according to the Tenth Circuit.

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.

Beware: Closing a Case Quickly Can Preclude Filing New Avoidance Actions

Judge Thuma describes nonstatutory exceptions to the statutes of limitations in Sections 546(a) and 550(f).