Recent Case Law

Barton Doctrine Provides Limited Protection to Trustees in Bankruptcy

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a party seeking to sue a trustee in bankruptcy must still obtain permission from the appointing bankruptcy court, but only in instances when the trustee is being sued for acts in his official capacity and… Read More ›

Third Circuit Clarifies How to Value Collateral

In In re Heritage Highgate, Inc., No. 11-1889 (3d Cir. March 20, 2012), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined how bankruptcy courts should value collateral retained by a chapter 11 debtor in order to establish the amount of the… Read More ›

Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn. v. Woods (In re Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn.)

Appearing at Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn. v. Woods (In re Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn.). Via Volo 5th Circuit: Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn. v. Woods (In re Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn.) Citation: Brazos Emergency Physicians Association, P.A., et al. v. Patrick… Read More ›

Fifth Circuit Upholds Regulatory Powers Exception to the Automatic Stay

Citation:  Halo Wireless, Inc. v. Alenco Communications Inc. (In re Halo Wireless, Inc.), Case No. 12-40122 (5th Cir. June 18, 2012) Facts: Halo Wireless, Inc. was a small telecommunications company that provides wireless phone and data service to its customers… 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 ›

Supreme Court Upholds Secured Creditor’s Right to Credit Bid

On May 29, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the well-monitored appeal in RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC, et al. v. Amalgamated Bank, where a chapter 11 debtor appealed the ruling of Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that a debtor may not confirm a… Read More ›