Recent Insolvency and Bankruptcy Headlines – June 6, 2014
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Recent Insolvency and Bankruptcy Headlines – June 6, 2014

Recent Insolvency and Bankruptcy Headlines – June 6, 2014

Some of the week’s top bankruptcy and restructuring headlines:

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English: Part of Title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code) on a shelf at a law library in San Francisco. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Trends

 

Business Bankruptcy Filings Off 21% Year-Over-Year

 

Less Than 1M Filings This Year?

 

– LBO Defaults Set to Reach A High This Year, Fitch Says

 

The Changing Nature of Chapter 11

 

Cross-Border

 

Cross-Border Issues: Misconduct No Grounds for Termination of Chapter 15

 

– Liquidators urge speedy action on Hong Kong corporate rescue bill

 

Financing

 

DIP Dimensions: Energy Future Intermediate Holding Co. LLC”s Financing Fracas

 

Avoidance Actions

 

Avoidance Actions: Subsequent New Value Defense, Good Faith Defense, and Section 546(e) Safe-Harbor

 

Ponzi Schemes:  11th Circuit Opines on “Property of the Debtor”

 

– Thelen Ruling Highlights Evidentiary Issues in Fraudulent Transfer Case

 

Bankruptcy Sales

 

Limits On Credit Bidding and Section 363(k):  Another Court Follows Fisker

 

– Successful Bidder Must Pay Damages (In Addition to Forfeiting Deposit) After Backing Out of Sale – At Least in Certain Circumstances

 

– Upsetting a Bankruptcy Auction: Money Talks

 

Never Do This: A Lesson On What Not To Do In a Section 363 Auction

 

Confirmation

 

Plan Confirmation:  The Tax Man Cometh . . . And Getteth Impaired

 

Claims

 

Debt Recharacterization: In re Alternate Fuels: Tenth Circuit BAP Holds Recent Supreme Court Decisions Do Not Limit Power to Recharacterize Debt to Equity

 

– . . . And More Debt Recharacterization: In re Optim Energy: Court Denies Creditor Derivative Standing to Seek Recharacterization of Equity Sponsors’ Debt Claims

 

 

 

And Still More:

 

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