Delaware avoidance action

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 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

Introduction

In July of 2011, the Chapter 7 Trustee (the “Trustee”) in the Ultimate Acquisition Partners (formerly “Ultimate Electronics”) bankruptcy began filing complaints to avoid and recover payments which the Trustee alleged were avoidable transfers under section 547 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Earlier this month, the Trustee filed another round of preference complaints

This week, Edward Gavin, the liquidating trustee (the “Trustee”) for the Ultimate Escapes bankruptcy, filed preference complaints against several defendants.  Under the complaints, the Trustee alleges that the defendants received preferential transfers that are avoidable under 11 U.S.C. section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code.  For those unfamiliar with this bankruptcy proceeding, Ultimate Escapes (“Ultimate” or

Introduction

In January, Jeoffrey L. Burtch, the Chapter 7 Trustee (the “Trustee”) in the ManagedStorage bankruptcy proceeding, commenced adversary proceedings in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court against various defendants.  As alleged in the complaints, the Trustee claims that the defendants received “preferential” payments from ManagedStorage (dba “Incentrix Solutions” or “Incentrix”) and that the payments are subject

In November, Jeoffrey Burtch, the Chapter 7 Trustee in the AE Liquidation bankruptcy (formerly “Eclipse Aviation”), began filing preference actions against various creditors of Eclipse.  Eclipse Aviation began as a New Mexico manufacturer of small jet aircraft.  The company filed for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on November

Introduction

Recently, over 180 adversary actions were filed in the MPC Computers bankruptcy.  The adversary actions fall generally in to two categories – preference actions filed by MPC’s Committee of Unsecured Creditors and breach of contract actions filed by MPC.  This post will look briefly at why MPC filed for bankruptcy and discuss what may

In August, the Chapter 7 Trustee in the National Wholesale Liquidators (“NWL”) bankruptcy filing approximately 90 preference actions.  Just recently,  the Trustee filed over 100 more preference actions in NWL.  In November of 2008, I wrote about the commencement of NWL bankruptcy (read my prior post concerning the NWL bankruptcy here).  As indicated in

Introduction

On September 1, 2010, Judge Christopher S. Sontchi of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware issued a decision finding that the payment practices between a creditor and debtor satisfied the ordinary course of business defense.  Judge Sontchi’s decision is worth review as it provides a current look at one of

Introduction

Earlier this month, the Liquidating Trustee in the Intermet bankruptcy filed preference actions against various defendants.  This post will look at the nature of Intermet’s business, why the company filed for bankruptcy and the circumstances behind the formation of the Liquidating Trust that is pursuing the preference actions.

As I often do on this