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- Security Interest Determined as of the Date of Petition, Not the Transaction, for Purposes of Stating a Preference Claim Under Section 547(b)(5)
- Lease Profit Sharing Provisions Held Per Se Unenforceable Under 11 U.S.C. § 365(f)(1)
- A Third Circuit Analysis of Fiduciary Duties in the Face of Bankruptcy
Practice Point: Substance Matters – Recent Rulings Confirm and Clarify Pleading Standards under Section 547
THQ, Inc. v. Starcom Worldwide, Inc. (In re THQ, Inc.), No. 14-51079 (MFW), 2016 WL 1599798 (Bankr. D. Del. Apr. 18, 2016).
Giuliano v. Haskett, (In re MCG Ltd. P’ship), No. 14-50536 (CSS), 545 B.R. 74 (Bankr. D. Del. Jan. 28, 2016).
Two recent rulings by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court confirm the well-known pleading standards that a preference complaint must do more than “merely parrot the language of section 547” to survive a motion to dismiss. The cases also clarify the type of particularized facts that must be alleged to state a claim under section 547.
In THQ, Inc. v. Starcom Worldwide, Inc…. Read More
Practice Point: Direct Appeals to the Third Circuit When A Majority Of Appellants And Appellees Agree
Stanziale v. Car-Ber Testing, Inc. (In re Conex Holdings, LLC), — B.R. —- (D. Del. Mar. 23, 2015)
This Memorandum involves a request for direct appeal from a Bankruptcy Court Order granting summary judgment in favor of Car-Ber Testing, Inc. (the “Appellee”) on its new value defense to certain preferential payments received from Conex Holdings, LLC (with its affiliated entities, the “Debtors”). Delaware’s District Court denied the request of the chapter 7 trustee (the “Appellant”) despite Appellee joining in the request, ruling that Appellant had not shown that (i) no controlling authority or matter of public importance existed; (ii)… Read More
Burtch v. Avnet, Inc., No. 13-060-LPS, 2015 WL 24318 (D. Del. Jan. 16, 2015)
This District Court Memorandum Order offers a cautionary tale to practitioners as to the proper—and often improper—use of certifications of counsel.
Avnet, Inc. (“Avnet”) filed a motion to enforce a stipulation whereby the Debtors would segregate Avnet’s purchase-money collateral in a sale of assets to Laurus Master, Ltd. (“Laurus”). A Notice of Agenda of Matters was circulated two days before a scheduled hearing, indicating that the enforcement motion was the only contested matter going forward but Avnet, Laurus and the Debtors were actively attempting to resolve… Read More