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      Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis Week Ending September 23, 2016
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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending June 24, 2016

    June 24th, 2016
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    Trends

    Health Care Chapter 11 Filings Are Rising

    Restructuring

    Out-of-court restructuring alternatives

    Adequate Protection

    Courts Trending Toward Motion Date to Begin Adequate Protection Payments

    Sales

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Sale: So Who Needs a Plan of Reorganization Anyway?

    Avoidance and Recovery

    Making Sausage – – The Seventh Circuit Examines the “Ordinary Course” Preference Defense

    Bankruptcy litigation

    Claims

    Do Bankruptcy Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Out-of-the-Money Claims Disputes?

    Cross-Border

    Recognition of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code

    ‘WHAT A LEGEND’ – COURT REJECTS RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN PROCEEDING AND ORDERS WIND UP IN THE FACE OF CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY

     

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending June 3, 2016

    June 3rd, 2016

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    Trends

    Total Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Increase 32 Percent in May

    Case Commencement

    Blocking Member Provision in LLC Agreement Designed to Prevent Bankruptcy Filing Unenforceable

    Claims and Vendors

    When Vendors Are Consigned to a Lower Authority

    Impact of Critical Vendor Payments — More Critical Than Ever

    Executory Contracts

    First Impressions: Third Circuit Rules That a Terminated Collective Bargaining Agreement May Be Rejected Under Section 1113

    Valuation

    Finance And Law: The Pros And Cons Of Monte Carlo Simulations In Valuation

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending May 27, 2016

    May 30th, 2016

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    Trends

    Corporate Bankruptcy Panel—ABI Commission’s Report on the Reform of Chapter 11: Small and Medium Businesses, Sales of Assets, Financing, and Plans

    Restructuring

    When It’s Time to Hire a Chief Restructuring Officer

    Estate Property

    Assets Held by Charitable Organizations Are Safe From Claims of Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases . . . Or Are They?

    Debtor’s Life Insurance Policy Belongs to Bankruptcy Estate

    Secured Claims

    Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Holds that an Oversecured Creditor Is Entitled to Default Interest After the Petition Date and Before Plan Confirmation

    Discharge

    Not So Fast – Supreme Court Holds Prepetition Fraudulent Transfer Precludes Post-Petition Discharge in Husky International

    Cross-Border

    Why Two Facets of Chapter 15 Rulings Hinder Cross-Border Insolvency Petitions in the United States

     

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending May 13, 2016

    May 13th, 2016

    Trends

    The “credit cycle” begins to unravel.

    Litigation and ADR

    6 Reasons Why Bankruptcy Mediation is a Process, Not a One-and-Done Session: PART THREE — DISCOVERY VACUUM

    Corporate Governance

    Bankruptcy Court Opinion Clarifies California Law on Duties of Directors & Officers Upon Insolvency

    Avoidance and Recovery

    Making Fraudulent Transfer Law More Predictable

    Golf Channel Finds the Fairway in Fraudulent Transfer Litigation – Good News for Vendors in Ponzi Scheme Cases

    Now You See It, Now You Don’t – The Search for “Unreasonably Small Capital”

    Valuation

    Valuation Outside the Box: Southern District of Texas Affirms the Bankruptcy Court’s Discretion to Select Appropriate Valuation Methodologies

    Executory Agreements

    Chapter 11 Debtors Exempt From Their Obligations Under An Expired Collective Bargaining Agreement

     

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending May 6, 2016

    May 6th, 2016

    Trends

    Business bankruptices keep climbing (and other news from Washington today)

    What Does Chapter 11 Really Cost?

    Avoidance Actions

    Making the Safe Harbors Safe Again: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Holds That State Law Constructive Fraudulent Conveyance Claims Brought by Creditors Are Preempted by the Safe Harbor of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    6 Reasons Why Bankruptcy Mediation is a Process, not a One-and-Done Session: PART TWO — NEED FOR QUICK RESOLUTION

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court in California Issues Decision on Enforceability of Prepetition Waivers of the Automatic Stay

    Discharge

    Is a Pre-Petition Settlement Agreement Providing That a Debt Will Be Non-Dischargeable in Bankruptcy Enforceable?

    Cross-Border

    Kaisa Seeks U.S. Bankruptcy Court Aid in Hong Kong Debt Plan

     

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending April 30, 2016

    April 29th, 2016

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    Trends

    Article: March 2016 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation Update

    Valuation

    U.S. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Valuations are on the Money

    Concerned about a going concern? New standards on accounting standards

    Financing

    IRS Withdraws Controversial Pronouncement on “Bad Boy” Guarantees

    DIP loans to distressed companies mount with bankruptcies

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Whose Rules Are They Anyway? Even in District Court, the Bankruptcy Rules Apply to Proceedings Arising Under Chapter 11

    6 Reasons Why Bankruptcy Mediation is a Process, not a One-and-Done Session: PART ONE — A DIFFERENT MEDIATION MODEL

    Freedom of the Press v. Mediation Confidentiality: Inside A Bankruptcy Court Dust-Up

    Avoidance and Recovery

    Burr Alert: Termination of a Commercial Lease May be an “Avoidable Transfer” in Bankruptcy, holds Seventh Circuit

    Delaware Preference Update: New Value, Prejudgment Interest and Early Payment Ordinary Course Defenses

    Cross-Border

    Spain’s Abengoa Wins Chapter 15 in U.S.

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending April 22, 2016

    April 22nd, 2016

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    Trends

    Triple negative – making sense of the current wave of corporate restructurings

    Task Force Studying Individual Chapter 11 Filings

    Workouts and Restructuring

    Please Buckle Your Seatbelts and Check Your D&O Insurance: A Gloomy Forecast Is Ahead

    Bankruptcy Court Chips Away at Bankruptcy Remoteness of Special Purpose Vehicles

    Executory Contracts

    Late Is Never Better! Timeline to Protect Your Contract in a Market Downturn

    Claims and Creditors

    “When Worlds Collide: Article 2 of The Uniform Commercial Code and Chapter 11”

    Avoidance and Recovery

    Second Circuit Limits Creditors’ Ability to Claw Back LBO Payments

    Seventh Circuit Finds Tax Sale Avoidable

    Sales

    Third Circuit Permits Purchaser in Section 363 Sale to Make Payments to Interested Parties, Deviating from Bankruptcy Code Priority Scheme

    Confirmation

    Ninth Circuit Rulings on Equitable Mootness in Transwest and Sunnyslope Impact Third Party Investors

    Improper Calculation of Postpetition Interest Leads to Reversal of a Confirmation Order

     

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending April 8, 2016

    April 8th, 2016

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    Trends

    Number of Large Business Bankruptcies Highest Since 2010

    Sales

    Ninth Circuit B.A.P. Drove Down Bayshore Boulevard and Rendered a Decision on the Merits of a Section 363(m) Appeal in the Face of New Facts

    Avoidance and Recovery

    Bankruptcy court tightens intentional fraudulent transfer pleading requirements

    Texas Supreme Court Resolves Fraudulent Transfer Value Defense for Fifth Circuit

    Claims

    Limited Liability Company: How Far Can a Member’s Trustee Reach?

    Confirmation

    Back to Basics and the 1990s – Does the Discharge Include Alter Ego Claims?

    Cross-Border

    What Did You Expect?  Insolvency Forum Clauses

     

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending April 1, 2016

    March 31st, 2016

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    Trends

    The Next Perfect Banking Storm

    Estate Property

    When Vendors Are Consigned to a Lower Authority

    Words Matter—Ninth Circuit Decides Issue of Contract Interpretation

    Restructuring

    The Southern District of New York’s Norske Skog Decision: What Constitutes A Refinancing May Be In The Eye of The Beholder

    Bad Boys, Bad Boys…Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come Tax You?

    Executory Contracts

    Investors Beware, A Contract Ain’t What It Used To Be!

    Cross-Border

    Lessons Learned From an International Shipping Bankruptcy

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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency News and Analysis – Week Ending March 18, 2016

    March 19th, 2016

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    Claims

    How Are Informal Proofs of Claim Like Informal Dress Codes? What You Can Get Away With May Depend on Whom You Ask

    Five Things to Consider When Approached by a Bankruptcy Claims Trader

    Get to the Head of the Class Promptly: Class Representatives Must be Diligent when Defendants File for Bankruptcy

    Avoidance and Recovery

    Lease Termination Before Bankruptcy May Be ‘Avoidable Transfer,’ 7th Circuit Rules

    Cross-Border

    Brexit – legal consequences for commercial parties: Implications for cross-border insolvencies and restructurings

    Respected Conclave Proposes Important Revisions to Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

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