Monthly Archives: August 2014

Fraudulent Transfer: A Case Where Strong Arm Powers Were “An Inch Too Short”

Casey v. Rotenberg (In re Kenny G Enterprises, LLC), 512 B.R. 628 (C.D. Cal. 2014) – A Chapter 11 trustee sought to avoid a transfer of property under Section 544 of the Bankruptcy Code that occurred after (1) the bankruptcy petition … Continue reading

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Lease Termination: Do You Really Mean It?

In re 2408 W. Kennedy, LLC, 512 B.R. 708 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2014) – A commercial landlord sought relief from the automatic stay so that it could complete prepetition eviction proceedings against the debtor. The debtor objected, arguing that it … Continue reading

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Post-Petition Interest: Not Very Predictable

Prudential Ins. Co. of Am. v. SW Boston Hotel Venture, LLC (In re SW Boston Hotel Venture, LLC), 748 F.3d. 393 (1st Cir. 2014) – A senior mortgagee battled the debtor and a junior mortgagee over its entitlement to post-petition … Continue reading

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Mortgage Enforcement: Dot Those “i”s and Cross Those “t”s – Or Else

In re Demers, 511 B.R. 233 (Bankr. D. R.I. 2014) – A chapter 13 debtor objected to the portion of a mortgagee’s claim consisting of expenses related to foreclosure of its mortgage. She argued that since the mortgagee failed to comply … Continue reading

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Property Tax Foreclosure: Tax Authority May Have to Pay for Equity in Property

Clinton County Treasurer v. Wolinsky, 511 B.R. 34 (N.D.N.Y. 2014) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a property tax foreclosure as a fraudulent transfer and then to recover damages from the foreclosing county. The bankruptcy court agreed that the … Continue reading

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Affiliate Transfer: Fraudulent Conveyance or Unwinding Resulting Trust?

Anderson v. Architectural Glass Constr., Inc. (In re Pfister), 749 F.3d 294 (4th Cir. 2014) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to set aside as a a debtor’s transfer of her interest in property held jointly with her husband to her … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Sales and Leases: “Free And Clear” May Not Be So “Free And Clear”

Dishi & Sons v. Bay Condos LLC, 510 B.R. 696 (S.D.N.Y. 2014) – In approving the sale of a Chapter 11 debtor’s assets, a bankruptcy court found that a tenant of the debtor was entitled to continue in possession of … Continue reading

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