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HTMLConsumer Financial Protection Bureau - The Basics of the CFPB
Brooks Bossong; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
Let’s begin—honestly—by acknowledging that the very words, “the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” tend to make our eyes glaze over, whether you’re a supporter or opponent of the CFPB’s cause or work for an institution that’s subject to the...

 

HTMLRecent Decision Creates Split in Middle District Regarding Whether 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)(2) Applies to Cases Converted to Chapter 7
Armando Nozzolillo, Michael S. Waskiewicz; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
In the last 2 years, three judges of the Middle District of Florida (Judges Funk, Delano and Williamson) have each issued opinions finding 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)(2) inapplicable in cases converted from a Chapter 13 to a Chapter 7. These Courts have based their findings on the “plain...

 

HTMLMore Ammunition in Defending Against Preference Claims
Jayson B. Ruff; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
11 U.S.C. § 547 gives a bankruptcy trustee or debtor in possession strong powers in avoiding transfers made by the bankrupt debtor within the 90-day period prior to the debtor's bankruptcy filing. I am sure there are many creditors who have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a letter...

 

HTMLDon't Make the $1.5 Billion Mistake
Jeffrey S. Grasl, Stephen M. Gross; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
In what is many times considered a ministerial task, the careful preparation and review of UCC-3 termination statements in transactions between debtors and lenders should not be taken lightly. Secured creditors and their professionals would be wise to make sure that the identification of security...

 

HTMLProposed Bankruptcy Rule and Official Form Changes
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The public comment period closes on Tuesday,...

 

HTMLUniform Voidable Transactions Act Approved by Uniform Law Commission to Replace UFTA
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
On July 16, 2014, the Uniform Law Commission (the "Commission") approved a series of amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (the "UFTA"), which is currently in force in 43 states (all states except Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and...

 

HTMLQuestioning the Executoriness of Trademark Licenses in Integrated Agreements
Mark G. Douglas, Laura L. Swanson; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
Protections added to the Bankruptcy Code in 1988 that give some intellectual property (“IP”) licensees the right to continued use of licensed property notwithstanding rejection of the underlying license agreement do not expressly apply to trademark licenses. As a consequence, a...

 

HTMLTaking a Stand Where Few Have Trodden: Structured Dismissal Held Clearly Authorized by the Bankruptcy Code
Mark G. Douglas, Charles M. Oellermann; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
A "structured dismissal" of a chapter 11 case following a sale of substantially all of the debtor's assets has become increasingly common as a way to minimize cost and maximize creditor recoveries. However, only a handful of rulings have been issued on the subject, perhaps because...

 

HTMLU.S. Causes of Action and Attorney Retainer Fund Sufficient Assets for Chapter 15 Recognition
Mark G. Douglas, Pedro A. Jiménez; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
In December 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held as a matter of first impression in Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund LP v. Barnet (In re Barnet), 737 F.3d 238 (2d Cir. 2013), that section 109(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, which requires a debtor "under this title"...

 

HTMLArgentina—The Long-Running Dispute over the Payment of Argentina’s Sovereign Debt Has Been Particularly Active in Recent Weeks and Months.
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
On June 30, 2014, Latin America’s third-largest economy failed to make a scheduled $539 million payment to bondholders after U.S. District Court judge Thomas Griesa ruled that the payment could not be made unless holdout bondholders from restructurings in 2005 and 2010 were also paid. Under...

 


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