Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Strong Arm” Powers Round 4: Manufactured Home Liens

Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Inc. v. Higgason (In re Pierce), 471 B.R. 876 (B.A.P. 6th Cir. 2012) – Proper perfection of a lien is critical because typically an unperfected lien can be avoided in a bankruptcy using the strong arm … Continue reading

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Lease Interpretation: “Clear and Unambiguous” Is In the Eye of the Beholder?

Woodhollow Loft, Inc. v. Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc., 472 B.R. 494 (N.D. Ind. 2010) – The results can be unpredictable if a lease does not precisely document the parties’ intent, leaving matters up to a court’s imagination. The … Continue reading

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Treatment Under A Plan of Reorganization: What Does It Take To Discharge A Mortgage?

Acceptance Loan Co. v. S. White Transp., Inc. (In re S. White Transp., Inc.), 473 B.R. 695 (S.D. Miss. 2012) – In S. White Transportation, by remaining silent until after confirmation, a mortgagee managed to retain its lien notwithstanding the … Continue reading

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