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Filing on the Eve of Foreclosure: Sometimes It Works, and Sometimes It Doesn’t

In re LJBV Ltd., 544 B.R. 401 (Bankr. N.D. Ill 2016) – The debtor filed a Chapter 11 case immediately after a receiver was appointed in a state foreclosure proceeding. The mortgagee filed a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case … Continue reading

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UCC Sales: Do Not Take the Sale Process for Granted

Morgantown Excavators, Inc. v. The Huntington National Bank (In re Godfrey), 537 B.R. 271 (Bankr. N.D. W. Va. 2015) – Two chapter 7 debtors sued a lender claiming violations of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) in connection with the lender’s … Continue reading

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Foreclosed Property: Related Rights May Be Tricky

Cooper v. WPD Poplar Ridge, LLC (In re Poplar Ridge, LLC), 526 B.R. 147 (W.D. N.C. 2015) – After a developer defaulted, the trustee under a deed of trust held a pre-petition foreclosure sale.  The issue was whether the developer debtor’s … Continue reading

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Foreclosures: Beware Unexpected Violations

Field v. Bank of America, N.A. (In re Gibbs), 522 B.R. 282 (Bankr. D. Hawaii 2014) – A bankruptcy trustee sued a mortgage lender to recover for defects in a prepetition non-judicial foreclosure sale. The lender brought a motion to dismiss … Continue reading

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Real Estate Cases: You May Want to Think Twice Before You File

Branch Bank & Trust Co. v. Michael’s Enterprises of Virginia, Inc. (In re Michael’s Enterprises of Virginia, Inc.), 519 B.R. 916 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2014)  – A mortgage lender sought sanctions against the debtor, its sole shareholder and its attorney.  It … Continue reading

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Real Estate Cases: Bad Faith Filing Does Not Necessarily Mean That You Are A Bad Person

In re Sterling Bluff Investors, LLC, 515 B.R. 902 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2014) – A mortgagee moved to dismiss a real estate debtor’s chapter 11 case, or in the alternative for relief from the automatic stay.  It contended that the debtor filed … Continue reading

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Mortgagee Relief: “Cause” Is In the Eye of the Beholder – Round 2

In re GEL, LLC, 495 B.R. 240 (Bankr. E.D. N.Y. 2012) – A mortgagee moved to dismiss two Chapter 11 bankruptcies that were filed by its mortgagors to prevent a scheduled foreclosure sale.  It also sought relief relating to the automatic … Continue reading

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