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Split Grows on Barring Fraudulent Transfer Attacks on Real Estate Tax Foreclosures

Circuit courts differ on their understanding of Supreme Court precedent and are now split 3/3 on whether a real estate tax foreclosure can be set aside as a constructive fraudulent transfer.
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Judge Isicoff Explains Why a Foreclosure Sale Can’t Be a Preference

The transfer of title in a real estate foreclosure is not a transfer on account of an antecedent debt and therefore can’t be a preference, at least in Florida.

Another District Judge Rules that Tax Foreclosures Can Be Fraudulent Transfers

The circuits are split on whether the Supreme Court’s BFP opinion can be extended to bar fraudulent transfer attacks on in rem real estate tax foreclosures.

Critical Vendor Status Is No Defense to a Preference Claim

Critical vendor status is a defense to a preference claim only when the defendant was specifically named in an order, stipulation or agreement requiring full payment of the creditor’s prepetition claim, Judge Dorsey says.

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