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Sale Orders: What Constitutes a Collateral Attack?

Fulmer v. Fifth Third Equipment Finance Co., 931 F.3d 730 (8th Cir. 2019) – A chapter 7 trustee sued more than 20 defendants alleging more than a dozen causes of action based on an allegation that a higher price could have … Continue reading

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Homestead Exemption: The Back Story Matters

In re Montgomery, 602 B.R. 352 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2019) – The debtor claimed a homestead exemption in residential property. The chapter 7 trustee objected that the debtor was not entitled to the exemption because he lived in a camper located … Continue reading

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Notice, Notice, Notice: When Is a Plan of Reorganization Not Binding?

In re Puchi Properties Inc., 601 B.R. 677 (Bankr. D. Ariz. 2019) – A chapter 11 trustee filed a motion with the bankruptcy court seeking to enforce a confirmation order and to compel a tenant to comply with terms of the … Continue reading

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Marijuana: Should a Plan “Go up in Smoke” Because a Debtor’s Tenant Operates a Marijuana Establishment?

Garvin v. Cook Investments NW, SPNWY, LLC, 922 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 2019) – The U.S. trustee objected to a chapter 11 plan of reorganization proposed by a group of real estate holding companies on the grounds that a tenant of … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Sale: Maximizing Bankruptcy Estate Assets Trumps Contractual Obligations

Gluckstadt Holdings, L.L.C. v. VCR I, L.L.C. (In re VCR I, L.L.C.), 922 F.3d 323 (5th Cir. 2019) – The bankruptcy court granted a Chapter 7 trustee’s motion to approve holding a public auction and selling property of the debtor free … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages: Can A Reverse Mortgage Loan Be Reinstated?

Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. v. Nunez, 598 B.R. 876 (S.D. Fla. 2019) – A debtor filed a chapter 13 plan that proposed to cure defaults under a reverse mortgage by paying unpaid taxes and insurance. The mortgagee objected, arguing that because … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Sales and Mortgage Boo-Boos: Timing Can Make All the Difference in the World

Trinity 83 Dev., LLC v. Colfin Midwest Funding, LLC, 917 F.3d 599 (7th Cir. 2019) – A Chapter 11 debtor sought to avoid the cancellation of a mortgage satisfaction as a fraudulent conveyance, contending that the mortgage satisfaction extinguished the debt … Continue reading

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