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Insolvency Law Committee Profile

Profiles put together by the BLS Insolvency Law Committee

In a split decision, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) ruled that the bankruptcy court had related to jurisdiction to issue a preliminary injunction which prohibited asbestos claimants from pursuing non-bankruptcy court litigation against a non-debtor affiliate of the debtor.  Read more
In Masingale v. Munding (In re Masingale), 644 B.R. 530 (9th Cir. BAP 2022), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal (the “BAP”) held that an asset was fully exempt where chapter 11 debtors listed the value of their claimed exemption as “100% of FMV” and no objection to the exemption was filed.  Read more
n a published opinion, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) recently ruled that § 365(b)(1)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code does not provide an administrative priority claim to a creditor (here a general contractor) who seeks payment from a debtor under one contract but whose assertion of uncured default arises from a separate contract (here a ground lease) in which the creditor has no contractual right. Read more
In an unpublished but analytic opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) recently questioned prevailing precedent which requires an appellant of a Bankruptcy Court order to be a person aggrieved and provides that the person-aggrieved test represents a jurisdictional bar.  Read more
Ruling on an objection filed by a chapter 11 plan administrator to landlords’ claims after lease termination, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the Court) rejected prior district practice and calculated the amounts due under the rent cap of 11 U.S.C. § 502(b)(6) using the Time Approach rather than the Rent Approach.  In re Cortlandt Liquidating LLC, 648 B.R. 137 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2023). Read more
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) recently ruled that a student financial aid advisor, who mailed solicitation packets to current and prospective college students pertaining to their ability to apply for scholarships and grants in aid, was a “covered person” subject to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CPFB) civil enforcement authority and that the net impression of the solicitations was deceptive.  Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau v. Aria, 54 F.4th 1168 (9th Cir. 2022). Read more
In Milestone Financial, LLC v. Moon, (In re Moon), 648 B.R. 73 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2023), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit (“BAP”) recently affirmed a bankruptcy court decision which had concluded that: (1) a forbearance agreement was usurious and not exempted from usury just because the orginal loan might have been exempt and (2) the creditor was entitled to post-maturity interest on the loan under California law.  Read more
It was not an April Fool’s joke when on April 1, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (“BAP”) affirmed the decision of the Oregon bankruptcy court denying the discharge of debtor Peter Szanto (“Szanto”) under Bankruptcy Code sections 727(a)(2)(B), (4)(A), (4)(D), and (6)(A). Read more
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) recently ruled that a trustee may not avoid federal tax penalties as constructively fraudulent transfers under either § 548 of the Bankruptcy Code or under the North Carolina Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) because the penalties are not “obligations” and do not arise from a voluntary exchange. Read more
A mortgagee could use its standing under a Nevada quiet title statute to invalidate a condominium association foreclosure sale that wiped out the mortgagee's junior lien because the sale violated the automatic stay in the borrower's bankruptcy. Read more

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