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PACA Claims: Watch Out or the Tail Will Wag the Dog

In re Cherry Growers, Inc., 576 B.R.. 569 (Bankr. W.D. Mich. 2017) – A chapter 11 debtor that purchased agricultural produce but also earned income from non-Perishable Agricultural Act (PACA) sources sought court authorization to use cash collateral. A PACA claimant … Continue reading

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Assignment of Rents: Who Has What Interests?

Town Center Flats, LLC v. ECP Commercial II LLC (In re Town Center Flats, LLC), 855 F.3d 721 (6th Cir. 2017) – A commercial mortgagee exercised its assignment of rents prior to bankruptcy. After it then commenced a foreclosure action, the … Continue reading

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Rents: The Battle Over Use of Rents to Pay Professionals

Wolf v. Firstmerit Bank, N.A. (In re Wolf), 535 B.R. 772 (N.D. Ill. 2015) – Chapter 11 debtors filed a motion to allow them to use rents to pay their professional fees over the objection of a bank that held … Continue reading

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Sale Proceeds: Better Get the Carve-Out Right the First Time

In re Stacy’s, Inc., 508 B.R. 370 (Bankr. D. S.C. 2014) – A debtor sold substantially all of its assets after negotiating with its primary secured creditor for carve-outs from the sale proceeds for administrative priority and general unsecured claims.  When … Continue reading

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Rents in Bankruptcy: Grab While You Can and You May Hold A Winning Hand

In re Madison Heights Group, LLC, 506 B.R. 728 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2013) – A mortgagee exercised its assignment of rents prior to bankruptcy. After a Chapter 11 case was filed, the debtor sought court authority to use rents from the … Continue reading

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Mortgagee Relief From the Automatic Stay: “Cause” Is In the Eye of the Beholder – Namely the Court

In re Doug Wilson Ins. Agency, Inc., 495 B.R. 428 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2013) – A debtor that owned several properties filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding on April 1st.  A bank that had mortgages on two of the properties moved for relief … Continue reading

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Assignment of Rents: Absolute May Not Be So Absolute – Round 2

In re Augusta Center, LLC, 491 B.R. 298 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2013) – The debtor owned and operated a hotel property.  After it filed bankruptcy, it asked the court for authorization to use cash collateral (e.g. rents and revenues of the … Continue reading

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