Category Archives: Financing

Plan Requirements: What Can You Do When a Party Fails To Comply With a Plan? – Good Question

In re Fierke, 567 B.R. 322 (Bankr. W.D. Mich. 2017) – A chapter 13 debtor requested sanctions against a creditor for a delay in releasing its lien on the debtor’s manufactured home as required under the debtor’s confirmed plan. After … Continue reading

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Federal Tax Liens: Be on the Lookout for Tax Lien Notices – Perfection and Priority Can Be Tricky

In re Aquatic Pools, Inc., 567 B.R. 376 (Bankr. D. N.M. 2017) – The IRS filed a proof of claim that included unpaid taxes, prepetition penalties and prepetition interest. The chapter 11 debtor objected to the IRS’ proof of claim … Continue reading

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“Duly Acknowledged” Is Not Enough: Play It Again Sam

James B. Nutter & Co. v. DeGiacomo (In re Reznikov), 567 B.R. 239 (D. Mass. 2017) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a mortgage – alleging that there was a defective acknowledgment certificate based on a failure to state … Continue reading

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Automatic Stay: Relief Permitting Foreclosure Does Not Give a Mortgagee Carte Blanche

Haugren v. Multibank 2009-1 CRE Venture, LLC (In re Laprade’s Marina, LLC), 566 B.R. 84 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2017) – A mortgagee that obtained relief from the automatic stay and conducted a nonjudicial foreclosure sale of the real estate securing … Continue reading

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Defective Mortgage Acknowledgments: Variations on a Theme

Harker v. PNC Mtg. Co. (In re Oakes), 565 B.R. 616 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2017) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a defectively acknowledged mortgage using his “strong-arm” powers. The mortgagee countered that a state “savings” statute prevented … Continue reading

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Secured Claims: MERS Strikes Again, Or Maybe Not

Tamir v. U. S. Trustee, 566 B.R. 278 (D. Me. 2016) – A chapter 11 debtor filed objections to proofs of claim filed by holders of his mortgage notes. He argued that the banks did not have secured claims because … Continue reading

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PACA Claims: Beware of PACA Trusts Providing Special Protection to Perishable Agricultural Commodities Sellers

S & H Packing & Sales Co., Inc. v. Tanimura Distrib., Inc. (In re Tanimura, Distrib., Inc.), 850 F.3d 446 (9th Cir. 2017) – Produce growers who sold to a debtor/distributor on credit sued a factoring agent that acquired accounts … Continue reading

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