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HTMLA Looming Crisis: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Statute Reducing Benefits
Ingrid Bagby, Thomas J. Curtin, Mark C. Ellenberg, Daniel Gwen, Ellen Halstead; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois struck down recently enacted state public pension reform legislation on the grounds that the legislation violated the “pension protection clause” of the Illinois constitution. The legislation had sought to reduce...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds That Orders Denying Plan Confirmation Are Not Final for Appellate Purposes
Ingrid Bagby, Mark C. Ellenberg, Casey John Servais, Christopher J. Updike; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015
On May 4, 2015, a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Bullard v. Blue Hills, 135 S. Ct. 1686 (2015), resolved a long-standing circuit court split by holding that a bankruptcy court’s order denying confirmation of a debtor’s proposed bankruptcy plan is not a “final”...

 

HTMLNo Market Interest Rate and No Make Whole: Momentive Performance Court Rejects Lender Arguments Against Confirmation
Ingrid Bagby, Mark C. Ellenberg, Michael A. Stevens; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
On August 26, 2014, Judge Robert D. Drain of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that (i) the debtors could satisfy the cramdown requirements of section 1129(b) of the Bankruptcy Code by issuing to certain secured noteholders replacement notes with...

 

HTMLLyondell Bankruptcy Court Holds That Safe Harbors Do Not Prohibit Creditors From Asserting State Law Constructive Fraudulent Transfer Claims
Israel Dahan, Mark C. Ellenberg, Michael Stevens; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
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February 4, 2014, previously published on January 29, 2014
On January 14, 2014, Judge Robert E. Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Weisfelner v. Fund 1. (In re Lyondell Chemical Co.), Adv. Proc. No. 10-4609 (REG), 2014 WL 118036 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Jan. 14, 2014) held that section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy...

 

HTMLLehman Bankruptcy Court Issues Safe Harbor Decision
Kathryn Borgeson, Mark C. Ellenberg, Lary Stromfeld, John H. Thompson; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
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January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014
On December 19, 2013, Judge James M. Peck of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued his latest decision in the Lehman Brothers cases addressing the scope of the safe harbor provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Michigan State Housing Development Authority v....

 

HTMLCourt Holds that San Bernardino is Eligible to File for Chapter 9
Thomas J. Curtin, Mark C. Ellenberg, Lary Stromfeld; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013
On October 16, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California ruled that the City of San Bernardino is eligible for protection under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. In re City of San Bernardino, Cal., Case No. 12-28006, 2013 WL 5645560 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2013)....

 

HTMLDetroit Bankruptcy Court Refuses Stay of Chapter 9 Eligibility Hearing Under Stern v. Marshall
Ingrid Bagby, Thomas J. Curtin, Mark C. Ellenberg, Howard R. Hawkins, Lary Stromfeld; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2013, previously published on September 30, 2013
On September 26, 2013, Judge Steven W. Rhodes of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan denied the Official Committee of Retirees’ (the “Committee”) motion to stay all eligibility proceedings pending its motion to withdraw the reference. In re City of...

 

Adobe PDFState Review Team Finds Financial Emergency in City of Detroit. What is Next for the City of Detroit?
Mark C. Ellenberg, Stephen Grow, Tim Horner, Lary Stromfeld; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
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February 20, 2013, previously published on February 19, 2013
On February 19, 2013, the six-person Review Team appointed by Michigan’s Governor to conduct a detailed financial review of the City of Detroit delivered its report to the Governor. The Report concludes that a financial emergency exists in the City.

 

Adobe PDFSDNY Bankruptcy Court Interprets Section 546(e)’s Safe Harbors in Lehman-JPMorgan Dispute
Kathryn M. Borgeson, Mark C. Ellenberg, Douglas S. Mintz; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 4, 2012, previously published on May 3, 2012
On April 19, 2012, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted in part and denied in part JPMorgan Chase, N.A.’s motion to dismiss an adversary complaint filed by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”) and its Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors....

 

Adobe PDFDelaware’s Not So Safe Harbors: Third Circuit Bankruptcy Court Declines to Rule that a Payment on a Letter of Credit is an Avoidance-Proof “Settlement Payment”
Mark C. Ellenberg, Peter M. Friedman, Michele C. Maman, Douglas S. Mintz, Casey Servais; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2012, previously published on April 17, 2012
On March 26, 2012, Judge Mary F. Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware refused to rule that, as a matter of law, payments made to satisfy a debtor’s obligations under a letter of credit constitute “settlement payments” protected from avoidance...

 


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