Avoidance Actions

Texas Bankruptcy Court Invalidates Foreclosure Sale Based on Technicality?

In In re AMRCO, Inc., Case No. 13-11086 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. July 26, 2013), the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas recently invalidated a pre-bankruptcy foreclosure sale that concluded minutes before a chapter 11 petition was filed, based… Read More ›

Not Every Fraud is a Ponzi Scheme???

The case of H. Jason Gold v. First Tennessee Bank, N.A. (In re Taneja),  Adversary Case No. 10-1225 (Bankr. E.D. Va. July 30 2012), concerns an elaborate fraud perpetrated by a mortgage broker, Financial Mortgage, Inc. (“FMI”), against various warehouse lenders, and a bankruptcy trustee’s later attempt… Read More ›

Eleventh Circuit Avoids Upstream Transfers as Fraudulent

The Eleventh Circuit recently avoided, as fraudulent transfers, certain liens pledged by subsidiaries to secure a $500 million loan made to their parent, Tousa, Inc.  See Senior Transeastern Lenders v. Official Comm. of Unsecured Creditors (In re Tousa, Inc.),  No. 11-11071, 2012 WL… Read More ›

N.Y. Court Finds Lack of Jurisdiction in Fraudulent Transfer Suit

In Mark S. Kirschner v. John D. Goglia, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 08250-JSR (S.D.N.Y. May 9, 2012), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion to withdraw the reference by defendants in… Read More ›