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When the Debtor Holds a Junior Lien: Can a Senior Lien Creditor March On or Is It Stayed?

Invest Vegas, LLC v. 21st Mortgage Corp. (In re Residential Capital, LLC), 556 B.R. 555 (Bankr. S.D. N.Y. 2016) – A debtor held a note secured by a first priority deed of trust on property that was also subject to a … Continue reading

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Continuing a Foreclosure Sale: Violation of the Automatic Stay or Not?

Perez v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co. (In re Perez), 550 B.R. 527 (1st Cir. BAP 2016) – A chapter 13 debtor sought damages for a mortgagee’s violation of the automatic stay, which he contended occurred when the mortgagee continued … Continue reading

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Mortgagor Claims: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

In re Jepson v. Bank of New York Mellon, 816 F.3d 942 (7th Cir. 2016) – A creditor requested modification of the automatic stay so that it could proceed with a foreclosure action. The debtor opposed the motion and sought … Continue reading

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Single Asset Real Estate Cases: 0 Is Less Than 4 – Or Is It?

In Re Kachina Village, LLC, 538 B.R. 124 (Bankr. D. N.M. 2015) – A creditor sought to have its collateral designated as “single asset real estate” in order to trigger certain special protections relating to the automatic stay. The court’s … Continue reading

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Leases: To Be or Not to Be a Nonresidential Lease

In re Memory Lane of Bremen, LLC, 535 B. R. 901 (Bankr. N.D. Ga.) – The chapter 11 debtors operated senior long-term care facilities on real property owned by a third party. The third party claimed that the debtors occupied the … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Sales: When Is the “Deed” Done?

In re Betchan, 524 B.R. 830 (Bankr. E.D. Wash. 2015) – A mortgagee was the highest bidder at a foreclosure sale that took place shortly before the debtor filed bankruptcy.  The lender requested relief from the automatic stay in order to … Continue reading

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Limited Liability Companies: Handle Bankrupt LLC Members With Care

Walro v. The Lee Group Holding Co., LLC (In re Lee), 524 B.R. 798 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. 2014) – A chapter 7 trustee sought a court determination that (1) a debtor’s voting rights in a limited liability company (LLC) were property of … Continue reading

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