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Chapter 7 Sales: The Debtor May Be Pretty Much Irrelevant

Pasley v. Keats (In re Pasley), 603 B.R. 6 (6th Cir. BAP 2019) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to sell real estate owned by the debtor’s limited liability company (LLC). When the bankruptcy court entered an order approving the sale … Continue reading

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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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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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Bankruptcy Sales: Highest Is Not Always Best

In re 160 Royal Palm, LLC, 600 B.R. 119 (S.D. Fla. 2019) – A bankruptcy court granted the debtor’s motion to withdraw a public auction sale procedure that it had already approved and to instead to approve a private sale of … Continue reading

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Appeals of “Sale” Orders: Sometimes They Are Moot and Sometimes They Are Not

Fenicle v. Energy Future Holdings Corp. (In re Energy Future Holding Corp.), 596 B.R. 473 (D. Del. 2019) – Parties representing “Unmanifested Asbestos Claims” sought to appeal a bankruptcy court order confirming a plan of reorganization that included a sale of … Continue reading

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Joint Tenants: The Case of The Disappearing Interest

Cohen v. Chernushin (In re Chernushin), 911 F.3d 1265 (10th Cir. 2018) – After a debtor’s postpetition death, a chapter 7 trustee brought an adversary proceeding seeking to sell a second home that had been owned by the debtor and his … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 Sale: Debtor Out of Luck Unless Property Is Abandoned

In re Mejia, 576 B.R. 464 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2017) – A chapter 7 debtor sought bankruptcy court approval to sell property in a section 363 sale. The trustee filed an untimely objection on the grounds that a chapter 7 debtor must … Continue reading

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