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Claims Trading From The Inside Out: Ninth Circuit BAP Holds That A Non-Insider Claimant’s Vote On A Plan Is Not Discounted Merely Because The Claimant Purchased Its Claim From An Insider

By Michael M. Lauter  In an unpublished decision in In re The Village at Lakeridge, LLC, BAP Nos. NV-12-1456 and NV-12-1474 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. Apr. 5, 2013), the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit held that a vote on a plan of reorganization submitted by a non-insider claimant is not to be … Continue Reading

Judge Rules In Favor Of Stockton And Accepts Chapter 9 Petition

By Danielle Kennedy Round one of the fight between the City of Stockton, California and its creditors is finally over. On April 1, 2013, Bankruptcy Judge Christopher M. Klein held that Stockton satisfied the eligibility requirements for a Chapter 9 debtor. Back on June 28, 2012, Stockton filed a petition seeking to adjust its debts … Continue Reading

Lenders Beware — Fifth Circuit has lowered the bar for cramdown plan confirmation

By Eugene Kim  In a recent Fifth Circuit decision, Western Real Estate Equities, LLC v. Village at Camp Bowie I, L.P., No. 12-10271 (5th Cir. 2013), the court held that the acceptance vote from a minimally and “artificially impaired” class of claims meets the 11 U.S.C. § 1129(a)(10) requirement for the confirmation of a non-consensual … Continue Reading

Lenders Beware — California decision may ignite next wave of lender liability litigation

By Reed Mercado  In a recent decision from the California Court of Appeals entitled Jolley v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, the Court severely curtailed lenders’ ability to dispose of lender liability claims on summary judgment, thereby adopting a marked departure from existing law. In so doing, the Court admonished lenders that the “world [has been] … Continue Reading

Tribal Corporate Bankruptcy Petition Raises Issues of First Impression for Bankruptcy Court

By Christine Swanick, Carren Shulman, Wilda Wahpepah, and Shawn Watts On March 4, 2013, ‘SA’ NYU WA, Inc., a tribally-chartered corporation wholly owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. This is a very important case for tribes and any party conducting … Continue Reading

Lenders Beware – Oral Statements may Trump Written Agreements

By Kristy Young The California Supreme Court recently held that a borrower may rely upon oral promises to support a fraud claim against its lender even when such oral promises contradict the written agreement. In Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association, 55 Cal. 4th 1169 (2013), borrowers, after falling behind on their … Continue Reading
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