Monthly Archives: May 2017

Lease Rejection: What Happens When the Landlord and Tenant Are Both in Bankruptcy?

In re Railyard Co., LLC, 562 B.R. 481 (Bankr. D. N.M. 2016) – Both the landlord and an affiliated tenant filed bankruptcy. The landlord’s trustee filed a motion to reject the lease in the landlord’s case and filed a motion … Continue reading

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Chapter 13 Plans: Start With The Standard Local Plan, And Then What? (Not Much)

In re Sperry, 562 B.R. 1 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2016) – The debtors’ chapter 13 plan included a provision requiring the first mortgagee to send the debtors monthly mortgage loan statements. The mortgagee argued that this made the plan unconfirmable.

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UCC Debtor Name: To Avoid Disaster Dot All of The I’s and Don’t Forget the T’s

Mainsource Bank v. Leaf Capital Funding, LLC (In re Nay), 563 B.R. 535 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. 2017) – A bank brought an adversary proceeding seeking a determination of the validity and priority of the competing lien of an equipment lender. … Continue reading

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Avoiding Mortgages (Again): Consider Carefully the Form of Execution / Acknowledgment When Using a Power Of Attorney

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. v. Lassman (In re DeMore), 844 F.3d 292 (1st Cir. 2016) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a mortgage using his strong arm powers based on an improper acknowledgment by a person executing the … Continue reading

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