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About BankruptcyRealEstateInsights

Vicki R. Harding was a partner in the Detroit office of Pepper Hamilton LLP who moved to Arizona seeking warmer weather. Ms. Harding continues to handle commercial transactions with an emphasis on real estate and bankruptcy issues (but no longer owns a snow shovel).

Cash Collateral: What Does It Take to Address the Risk That Once Cash Is Used It Is Just Gone?

In re Tevoortwis Dairy, LLC, 605 B.R. 833 (E.D. Mich. 2019) – A Chapter 11 debtor filed a motion to use cash collateral. The key question was whether there was adequate protection of the lender’s interest in the cash collateral.

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Discharge Injunction: Is a Billing Statement Disclaimer Enough to Avoid Contempt?

Roth v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (In re Roth), 935 F.3d 1270 (11th Cir. 2019) – A chapter 13 debtor sought to reopen her case so that she could move for imposition of contempt sanctions against a mortgagee based on its willful … Continue reading

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Recovery of Avoided Transfers: Section 550 Run Amok (Again)?

Rajala v. Husch Blackwell LLP (In re Generation Resources Holding Co., LLC), 604 B.R. 896 (Bankr. Kan. 2019) – After a consent decree avoiding the transfer of property from the debtor to a second entity, a chapter 7 trustee sought to … Continue reading

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Mortgage Legal Descriptions: To Avoid Litigation, Get It Right in the First Place

Ivy v. U.S. Bank N.A. as Legal Title Trustee for Truman 2016 SC6 Title Trust (In re Ivy), 604 B.R. 540 (Bankr. W.D. Ark. 2019) – A chapter 7 debtor brought an adversary proceeding against a foreclosing lender seeking a bankruptcy … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Adjournment: Does Continue Really Mean Continue?

In re Winters, 604 B.R. 54 (Bankr. D. Utah 2019) – A chapter 7 debtor contended that a mortgage creditor’s postponement of a scheduled nonjudicial foreclosure sale after receiving notice of the debtor’s bankruptcy constituted a violation of the automatic stay. … Continue reading

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Extending the Stay to Third Parties: Sometimes a Bankruptcy Court Will Intercede

Durr Mechanical Constr., Inc. v. I.K. Constr. Inc. (In re Durr Mechanical Constr., Inc.), 604 B.R. 131 (S.D.N.Y. 2019) – A general contractor debtor filed an adversary proceeding against a subcontractor seeking various relief. It then filed a motion seeking to … Continue reading

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Easements and Sales “Free and Clear”: Oops – All Gone

Port of Corpus Christi Auth. v. Sherwin Alumina Co., L.L.C. (In re Sherwin Alumina Co., L.L.C.), 932 F.2d 404 (5th Cir. 2019) – A state port authority (1) challenged sale of property free and clear of its road easement on Eleventh … Continue reading

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