Monthly Archives: August 2016

Recording Requirements: When “Duly Acknowledged” Is Not Enough

DeGiacomo v. First Call Mortgage Company (In re Reznikov), 548 B.R. 606 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2016) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a recorded mortgage based on a defective acknowledgment and then to preserve the lien of the … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Filing Veto: Better Follow the Playbook

In re Lake Michigan Beach Pottawattamie Resort LLC, 547 B.R. 899 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2016) – A mortgage lender moved to dismiss a chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed on the eve of foreclosure without the lender’s consent (in its role … Continue reading

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Default Interest: There’s Prepetition Interest and Postconfirmation Plan Interest – Don’t Forget About What Happens in the Middle

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Beltway One Development Group, LLC (In re Beltway One Development Group, LLC), 547 B.R. 819 (9th Cir. BAP 2016) – A creditor objected to confirmation of a chapter 11 plan of reorganization because it did … Continue reading

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Broker Listing Agreement: Seller Beware – Be Sure You Get What You Paid For Before You Have To Pay

In re Cimarron Group, Inc., 545 B.R. 646 (Bankr. D. Mont. 2016) – A real estate broker filed a proof of claim in a chapter 7 bankruptcy contending that it was owed a commission based on a pre-bankruptcy listing agreement. … Continue reading

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Abandonment: Better Think Twice Because There is No “Do Over”

In re Haber, 547 B.R. 252 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2016) – A foreclosure sale that occurred after a chapter 7 trustee abandoned the foreclosed property (and after the bankruptcy case was closed) unexpectedly resulted in surplus proceeds that were to … Continue reading

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