Monthly Archives: March 2018

Abandonment: What Does It Take to Show Substantial Value?

Gill v. Kirresh (In re Gill), 574 B.R. 709 (9th Cir. BAP 2017) – A debtor moved to compel a chapter 7 trustee to abandon residential property on the basis that it was of inconsequential value to the bankruptcy estate. The … Continue reading

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Authority to File Bankruptcy: When Is a Veto Void as Against Public Policy?

Squire Court Partners L.P. v. Credit Enhanced Partners LP Series J (In re Squire Court Partners L.P.), 574 B.R. 701 (E.D. Ark. 2017) – A general partner filed a bankruptcy petition on behalf of a limited partnership without consent of … Continue reading

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The Nonexistent Debtor and Indefinite Contract Terms: Better to Dot the I’s and Spell Out the Agreed Upon Terms

In re Delaware Sports Complex, LLC, 573 B.R. 543 (Bankr. D. Del. 2017) – The debtor, a limited liability company, purportedly entered into a ground lease before it was formed. The bankruptcy court considered the validity of the lease, whether the … Continue reading

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Sovereign Immunity: Still Plenty of Room for Argument When You Try to Recover From the Government

Zazzali v. United States (In re DBSI, Inc.), 869 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2017) – A chapter 11 trustee sought to recover a debtor’s prepetition tax payments to the federal government on the grounds that they were fraudulent transfers. The government … Continue reading

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