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Shopping Center Leases: Some Ins and Outs of Use and Exclusivity Provisions

Toys “R” Us, Inc., 587 B.R. 304 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2018) – The debtors sought court approval of the assumption and assignment of a shopping center lease. The landlord objected on the grounds that the assignment would not comply with exclusivity … Continue reading

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Leases: Prepetition Termination May Be A Get Out of Bankruptcy Free Card – Or Not

In re Indiana Hotel Equities, LLC, 586 B.R. 870 (E.D. Mich. 2018) – The debtor leased nonresidential real property under a lease that was terminated before the bankruptcy petition was filed. The lessor filed a motion seeking a bankruptcy court order … Continue reading

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Pre-Bankruptcy Lease Termination for Default: Will That Allow the Landlord to Escape Bankruptcy?

In re Chase Monarch Int’l. Inc., 581 B.R. 715 (Bankr. D Puerto Rico 2017) – A landlord sought immediate surrender of commercial leased premises on the basis that the lease was terminated prior to bankruptcy so that the debtor had no … Continue reading

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Landlord Liens: When Is Waiver and Subordination Not Waiver and Subordination?

Franklin County Area Dev. Corp. v. Edge Pennsylvania, LLC (In re Edge Pennsylvania, LLC), 580 B.R. 120 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. 2017) – A commercial landlord brought a state court action to determine the priority of its landlord lien versus a lender’s … Continue reading

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The Nonexistent Debtor and Indefinite Contract Terms: Better to Dot the I’s and Spell Out the Agreed Upon Terms

In re Delaware Sports Complex, LLC, 573 B.R. 543 (Bankr. D. Del. 2017) – The debtor, a limited liability company, purportedly entered into a ground lease before it was formed. The bankruptcy court considered the validity of the lease, whether the … Continue reading

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Sale Free and Clear of Lease: The Battle Between Section 363 and Section 365

Pinnacle Restaurant at Big Sky, LLC v. CH SP Acquisitions, LLC (In re Spanish Peaks Holdings II, LLC), 862 F.3d 1148 (9th Cir 2017) – The buyer of substantially all of the debtor’s real and personal property moved for an … Continue reading

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Lease Claims: Exactly How Does the Cap Work?

Kupfer v. Salma (In re Kupfer), 852 F.3d 853 (9th Cir. 2016) – The controversy before the 9th Circuit involved interpretation of the cap on landlord claims under section 502 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prior to bankruptcy the leases in question … Continue reading

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