District Court Holds Section 105 can be Used to Avoid Default Provisions Under Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan

In In re Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts v. Patrick Taylor Adams, et al., Civ. A. No. 3:18-CV-727-L (N.D. Tex. May 31, 2020) [Dkt. No. 8], the District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently affirmed a bankruptcy court’s order reinstating the automatic stay against a creditor post-confirmation and preventing such creditor from exercising […]

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Houston Court Questions the Utility of the J. Alix Protocol in Retaining Turnaround Advisors and their Firms

In In re McDermott International, Inc., et al., Case No. 20-30336 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. May 20, 2020) [Dkt. No. 916], Judge Jones called into question the usefulness of the J. Alix Protocol in retaining turnaround advisors and their firms during a bankruptcy case.  According to Judge Jones: While innovative at its inception, the Alix Protocol […]

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Creditor Denied Derivative Standing to Countersue Plaintiff in Chapter 7 Adversary Proceeding

Creditor denied derivative standing in chapter 7 case.

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Private Equity Firm and Owner Face Potential WARN Act Liability in Portfolio Companies’ Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

In Shameeka Ien v. TransCare Corp., et al. (In re TransCare Corp.), Case No. 16-10407, Adv. P. No. 16-01033 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. May 7, 2020) [D.I. 157], the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently refused to dismiss WARN Act claims against Patriarch Partners, LLC, private equity firm (“PE Firm“), and its owner, […]

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New Mexico Court Holds that Bankrupt Entities are Eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program

Joining three other bankruptcy courts, Judge Thuma of the District of New Mexico recently held that the rules issued by the Small Business Administration (“SBA“) that restrict bankrupt entities from participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP“) violated the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, H.R. 748, P.L. 115-136 (the “CARES Act”), as well […]

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Does a Claim Objection Under Section 502(d) Survive the Transfer of the Claim by the Original Claimant?

The Southern District of New York recently reminded us in In re Firestar Diamond, Inc., et al., Case No. 18-10509 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. April 22, 2019) (SHL) [Dkt. No. 1482] that equitable principles in bankruptcy often do not match those outside of bankruptcy. Indeed, bankruptcy decisions often place emphasis on equality of treatment amongst all creditors […]

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