Bankruptcy Litigation News & Updates

By: Zach Williams, Associate, Fox Rothschild LLP (Las Vegas, NV)

On April 5, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (the “BAP”) published an opinion, Censo, LLC v. Newrez, LLC, BAP No. NV-21-1125-LTF (Apr. 5, 2022), which provides a framework for addressing whether a non-bankruptcy court’s postpetition order on a pending matter violates

On March 14, 2022, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced proposed legislation that—if enacted—would make permanent the $7.5 million debt limit applicable to debtors under subchapter V of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code that has enjoyed only temporary status under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) for the

The United States Supreme Court held in BFP v. Resolution Trust, that properties sold at “force-sale” mortgage foreclosure sales properly conducted pursuant to a state’s foreclosure statute are presumed to have been sold for “reasonably equivalent value” for purposes of Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code.  511 U.S. 531, 114 S.Ct. 1757 (1994).  Accordingly,

Effective November 30, 3031, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will enact Regulation F to 12 C.F.R. 1006, which will be the first comprehensive federal debt collection regulations interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA).

The FDCPA was enacted in 1977 “to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors, to insure that those

“Just enough” is an undeniable—if informal—legal precept.  The concept finds its way into canon from adequacy of pleading to application of equity.  See, e.g., K-Tech Telecommunications, Inc. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., 714 F.3d 1277, 1284 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (A complaint “must give just enough factual detail to provide ‘fair notice of what

In a recent post, our own Harriet Wallace observed a truism in a recent ruling by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in the chapter 7 iteration of the infamous Jevic case—the wording of an order matters.  The Court saw fit to bold and underline that maxim in yet another

The Snowball effect, the Domino effect, and even the Streisand effect all demonstrate the accretive impact of small changes.  Though without a catchy metaphor, the tendency of Circuit splits to attract new and deviating opinions fits the concept—particularly as applied to the deepening rift between Circuits over the constitutionality of United States Trustee fee increases

The In re Jevic Holding Corp. chapter 11 case continues to make news.  The case is likely best remembered for the 2017 Supreme Court decision holding that the distribution scheme in a structured dismissal of a Chapter 11 case cannot violate the absolute priority rule.  The case has since been converted to Chapter 7, and

Secured creditors have many choices when it comes to how to file a proof of claim in bankruptcies. Those choices should be weighed carefully, however, because certain choices can have important unexpected consequences that outlive the bankruptcy and affect a secured creditor’s subsequent rights in state court actions.

When a debtor files a bankruptcy in