The Honorable Peter J. Walsh

The efficient manner of speech which Judge Walsh employs during hearings shines through in this opinion released December 5, 2014 in the Worldspace bankruptcy (Bank. D. Del. 08-12412).  In 3-1/2 pages of his opinion, Judge Walsh explains the requirements of a motion for reconsideration and illustrates the weakness of the movant’s position.  Judge Walsh’s opinion

Unitek Global Services, Inc. (“Unitek” or the “Debtor”) filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on November 3, 2014 in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

According to the Declaration of Andrew J. Herning, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Debtor, in Support of the Debtors’ Chapter

On September 13th, the Liquidating Trustee (the “Trustee”) in the Graceway Pharmaceuticals (“Graceway”) bankruptcy filed preference complaints against approximately 25 different defendants. The Trustee is seeking to avoid and recover what he contends are avoidable preferences under section 547 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Graceway filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy on

Introduction

On March 5, 2012, Pemco World Air Services (“Pemco”), filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  According to the Declaration of Pemco’s CFO (the “Declaration”), Pemco describes itself as “an industry leader in maintenance, repair and overhaul for wide and narrow body aircraft and

Introduction

Earlier this month, JH Cohn, LLP (“Cohn” or “Plaintiff”) began filing preference complaints against various defendants in the Orleans Homebuilders (“Orleans”) bankruptcy proceeding.  For those not familiar with the Orleans bankruptcy proceeding, Cohn was appointed as the “unsecured creditor agent” pursuant to order confirming Orleans’ Modified Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”). 

Summary

In a 23 page decision signed July 15, 2011, Judge Walsh of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied a motion to allow a plaintiff to file an amended complaint, holding that the amended complaint was too deficient to survive a motion to dismiss and therefore would not be allowed. Judge Walsh’s opinion is available here

Summary

In an 11 page decision signed June 22, 2011, Judge Walsh of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied a motion to dismiss, holding that the Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware has personal jurisdiction over an insider of a debtor when the debtor files for bankruptcy in the District of Delaware. Judge Walsh’s opinion