New York

No Retroactive Adequate Protection in Chapter 13, Judge Trust Says

Long Island judge follows ‘Burt’ Lifland and rules that a secured creditor is not entitled to adequate protections for periods of time before filing a motion giving rise to adequate protection.

The Standards for a Pre-Filing Injunction Against a Vexatious Litigant

The record as a whole and the likelihood of further abuse justify a pre-filing injunction.

Safe Harbor Bars Foreign Liquidators from Recovering Money Stolen in the U.S.

Another opinion shows that Congress wrote Section 546(e) in a manner that goes far beyond protecting the securities markets in the U.S.

Madoff Trustee Wins Prejudgment Interest from ‘Net Winner’ Who Didn’t Settle

By continuing to litigate for 10 years on a lost cause, prejudgment interest will ‘up’ a fraudulent transfer defendant’s liability by 40%.

New York’s High Court Splits on Federal Preemption of Tortious Interference Claims

New York Court of Appeals decision opens the door to state court suits against third parties who cause debtors to breach contracts with lenders.

Courts Split on Paying Chapter 13 Trustee Fees in Cases Dismissed Before Confirmation

Long Island judge finds no ambiguity in two statutes that other courts have found ambiguous when read together.

On a Split, Long Island Judge Allows Selling a Home Despite the Homeowner’s Objection

A homestead exemption does not bar selling a home when the chapter 7 debtor has no equity in the property, Judge Robert Grossman says.

Fraudulent Transfer Law Doesn’t Victimize Innocent Parties, Judge Wiles Says

Ownership of a bank account isn’t enough by itself to make the account holder the initial transferee of a fraudulent transfer.

New York Judge Nixes $2.45 Billion in DIP Financing as a Sub Rosa Plan

Even though the price and terms were ‘entirely fair,’ Bankruptcy Judge Garrity disapproved DIP financing that would have locked in the right of controlling shareholders to purchase new stock at a 20% discount.

Rejection Didn’t Rescind Sale of Future Credit Card Receivables, New York Judge Says

Bankruptcy Judge Glenn hints that the lenders and the debtor should mediate tough questions about the enforceability of a $150 million ‘sale’ of future credit card receivables.

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