New York

Saving a Failing Company Doesn’t Entail ‘Defalcation’ Regarding Union Obligations

A properly drafted union contract still failed to leave a company officer with a nondischargeable debt for failing to make employer contributions to a union welfare fund.

No Contempt for the IRS on Discharge Without Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

Is Taggart just a defense that can be waived, or must a debtor plead and prove ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ in a motion for contempt of discharge?

New York Decision Shows that Merit Management Is a Dead Letter

The expansive definition of a ‘financial institution’ allows fraudulent transfers to be structured so that no one will ever be held liable.

Denial of a Claim Doesn’t Divest the Bankruptcy Court of Final Adjudicatory Power

More important law from Madoff: Filing a claim waives the right to a jury trial in district court even if the claim is denied or withdrawn, district judge rules.

Is Section 363(m) Jurisdictional or Only a Limit on the Power of an Appellate Court?

The belief that Section 363(m) is jurisdictional allowed a buyer to profit from taking a misleading position in bankruptcy court.

May a Bankruptcy Court Annul the Automatic Stay after Acevedo?

Bankruptcy Judge Grossman explores the extent to which the Supreme Court’s Acevedo decision bars courts from granting relief retroactively.

New York Bankruptcy Judge Declines to Follow Enron Decision by SDNY District Judge

Claims traders are put on notice: Purchasing a claim doesn’t insulate the buyer from disallowance under Section 502(d).

Stripping Down a Mortgage on a Mixed-Use Property Under the SBRA

A New York court allows a chapter 11 case pending for 15 months to redesignate for treatment under the Small Business Reorganization Act.

Critical Vendor Motion Heads for the Second Circuit

New York district court upholds a typical critical vendor order.

Lawyer for Madoff Customer Slapped with $57,347 Discovery Sanction

Calling the Madoff trustee a liar and basing a discovery motion on facts known to be false resulted in sanctions under Rule 37(a)(5)(B).

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