Option III – Structured Bankruptcy Dismissals are Alive and Well Even After Jevic

Intro Justice Breyer of the Supreme Court previously recognized that a chapter 11 bankruptcy case can generally lead to the following results: reorganization through a confirmed chapter 11 plan, where a deal with creditors can be achieved; conversion of the the case to chapter 7, where no deal with creditors can be achieved; and dismissal… Continue reading Option III – Structured Bankruptcy Dismissals are Alive and Well Even After Jevic

Alternatives for Managing Distress in the Oil Patch

Introduction According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States (U.S.) regular gasoline retail price as of the Monday before Labor Day fell to $2.22 per gallon this year, the lowest level for this time of year since 2004. The EIA concludes that U.S. gasoline prices are relatively low because of continued low… Continue reading Alternatives for Managing Distress in the Oil Patch

Delaware Court Holds Enforcement of Intercreditor Agreement Does not Breach Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Delaware Court Holds Enforcement of Intercreditor Agreement Does not Breach Fiduciary Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

In LNV Corporation v. Ad Hoc Group of Second Lien Creditors (In re La Paloma Generating Company, LLC, Adv. Pro. No 19-50110 (JTD) (D. Del. January 13, 2020), a Delaware bankruptcy court recently held that actions taken by a senior secured creditor to enforce its rights under an intercreditor agreement did not constitute a breach of… Continue reading Delaware Court Holds Enforcement of Intercreditor Agreement Does not Breach Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

“Special Circumstances” did not Save a 12 Year Old Involuntary Case

In Popular Auto, Inc. v. Reyes-Colon (In re Reyes-Colon), Nos. 17-1971, 17-1972, 2019 WL 1785039 (1st Cir. April 24, 2019), the First Circuit recently ruled that “special circumstances” does not authorize a bankruptcy court to use its equitable powers to contravene the numerosity requirement for an involuntary petition under section 303(b)(1) of the Code.  This twelve year dispute did not… Continue reading “Special Circumstances” did not Save a 12 Year Old Involuntary Case

Retailers Beware: Santa Claus is Making a Come Back

Many of us were raised to believe that Santa Claus delivers our gifts before we wake up on Christmas Day.  If you believe, behave, and send your wish list on time, you are virtually certain to receive what you want for Christmas.  As we grow older, some of us (not me) begin to doubt the existence of Santa. … Continue reading Retailers Beware: Santa Claus is Making a Come Back

Court Denies AMR Union’s Rejection Damages Claims After Abrogation of Collective Bargaining Agreements

In November 2011, AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines, filed chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  Through the bankruptcy, which was hugely successful, AMR was able to shed billions of dollars in operating expenses and become the largest airline in the United States.  Part of the… Continue reading Court Denies AMR Union’s Rejection Damages Claims After Abrogation of Collective Bargaining Agreements