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Bankruptcy Sales

Reopening a Case: Who Can Upset the Apple Cart?

Plant Materials, LLC v. Alliance Consulting Group, LLC, 596 B.R. 851 (S.D. Miss. 2019) – A contractor that installed a sand screen at a drying facility previously owned by the debtor that was sold “free and clear” in its bankruptcy filed … Continue reading

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Appeals of “Sale” Orders: Sometimes They Are Moot and Sometimes They Are Not

Fenicle v. Energy Future Holdings Corp. (In re Energy Future Holding Corp.), 596 B.R. 473 (D. Del. 2019) – Parties representing “Unmanifested Asbestos Claims” sought to appeal a bankruptcy court order confirming a plan of reorganization that included a sale of … Continue reading

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Order in Aid of Sale of a Business: Can the Court Enjoin a Debtor from Competing with the Purchaser?

Butler v. Wojtkun (In re Wojtkun), 596 B.R. 74 (D. Mass. 2019) – To facilitate the sale of a debtor’s dental practice, a chapter 7 trustee sought issuance of a noncompetition injunction against the debtor. The bankruptcy court declined to issue … Continue reading

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Selling Real Estate Free and Clear: The Trustee Does Not Always Win

Belfance v. Shelton (In re Shelton), 593 B.R. 755 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio 2018) – A chapter 7 trustee sought a determination of rights in connection with seeking authority to sell property free and clear of other interests using its power of … Continue reading

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Sales Free and Clear: The Devil Is in the Details

In re Bridge Assoc. of Soho, Inc., 589 B.R. 512 (Bankr. E.D. N.Y. 2018) – The debtor filed a motion to sell a residential loft building free and clear of possessory rights of the occupants. The bankruptcy court determined that the … Continue reading

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Liquor License Sales: Who Gets the Money?

In re Aqua Pesca, LLC, 588 B.R. 241 (Bankr. D. Alaska 2018) – A chapter 7 trustee sought bankruptcy court authorization to distribute proceeds from the sale of a liquor license. The trustee proposed to distribute proceeds pro rata to creditors … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Sales: A “Free and Clear” Sale Does Not Necessarily Mean That the Buyer Goes Scot-Free

In re Gawker Media LLC, 581 B.R. 754 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2017) – A purchaser of substantially all of the debtors’ assets sought to enforce the “free and clear” language in the bankruptcy court sales order by asking the bankruptcy court to … Continue reading

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