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  • April 26, 2024

    Cannabis Retailer MedMen Files For Bankruptcy In Canada

    American cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc. said Friday that it had filed for bankruptcy in Canada, citing CA$561.5 million ($410.4 million) of liabilities months after the company's stock plunged and executives departed despite having sold off assets to raise money.

  • April 26, 2024

    ABI President Chris Ward Talks Fees, Purdue Pharma, Phillies

    Chris Ward of Polsinelli LLP, the new president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, expects high interest rates to continue dogging debt-laden companies this year. He's also skeptical a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting nonconsensual releases in the bankruptcy case of Purdue Pharma LP would radically alter third parties' ability to get liability shields and thinks Chapter 11 has become too expensive, he told Law360 on Friday.

  • April 26, 2024

    Casa Gets OK For $32.25M Telecom Asset Sale To Fund Ch. 11

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Friday that she would approve the $32.25 million sale of Casa Systems Inc.'s cloud and radio access network unit after an auction more than doubled the winner's initial offer for the assets, despite concerns about how the process played out.

  • April 26, 2024

    Umpqua Bank Seeks Win On Investors' Ponzi Aiding Claims

    Oregon-based Umpqua Bank has asked a San Francisco federal judge to toss claims that it aided and abetted a $250 million real estate Ponzi scheme, arguing the investors who brought the suit saw that their funds were put into "legitimate" investments.

  • April 26, 2024

    50 Cent's GC Beats Wiretap Claim In Liquor Feud, For Now

    A Manhattan judge on Friday threw out a claim that the general counsel for rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson illegally recorded a former Beam Suntory Inc. sales contractor during an embezzlement investigation, but allowed the consultant to revise his pleading.

  • April 26, 2024

    Judge Agrees To OK Sticky's Initial Ch. 11 Requests

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed Friday to sign off on modified versions of first-day requests from popular New York-area chicken restaurant chain Sticky's in the company's streamlined Chapter 11 case, asking Sticky's to submit revised orders by 5 p.m.

  • April 26, 2024

    Small Biz Ch. 11s, Student Loans Topics Of NACBA Meeting

    Consumer bankruptcy lawyers have gathered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to discuss current and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities at the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' 2024 conference.

  • April 26, 2024

    Bankrupt NYC Building Owners, Rent-Strikers Settle Claims

    The bankrupt owners of several Manhattan apartment buildings asked a New York federal bankruptcy court to approve the settlement of the claims of rent-striking tenants, the tenants' debt and a related adversary proceeding.

  • April 26, 2024

    'Nuisance' Atty Neighbor Wins Ch. 11 Eviction Stay

    Norman Resnicow, the lawyer and alleged "nuisance neighbor" who lives next to actor Justin Theroux, has won his bid in New York bankruptcy court to hold off his co-op building from evicting him because of his Chapter 11 automatic stay.

  • April 26, 2024

    Sacks Weston's Ch. 11 Bid Axed Over Likely Financial Decline

    A federal judge has rejected Philadelphia-based firm Sacks Weston LLC's plan to become solvent and dismissed its bankruptcy petition this week, saying the firm's financial decline is likely to continue.

  • April 25, 2024

    Texas Judge Dismisses Rest Of Bitcoin Miner Investor Suit

    A Texas federal judge has dismissed the rest of a lawsuit from bitcoin miner investors against Core Scientific's directors and officers after the execs asked the judge to reconsider an earlier decision to trim the suit but leave it standing.

  • April 25, 2024

    Ill-Fated Chicken Co. With Over $50M Debt Gets Ch. 7 Lifeline

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed to let the Chapter 7 trustee for Cooks Venture Inc., a poultry business that offered meat from specially-bred chickens, access post-petition financing Thursday after he said the birds would eat one another unless the company could buy chicken feed.

  • April 25, 2024

    The Gateway Pundit Parent Co. Hits Ch. 11 In Florida

    The parent company of far-right media outlet The Gateway Pundit has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid legal liabilities stemming from the company's coverage of the 2020 presidential election, including false claims that two Georgia election workers engaged in ballot fraud.

  • April 25, 2024

    Benefytt Successor Pursues Del.'s Bankruptcy Alternative

    Three affiliates of Benefytt Technologies have asked Delaware's Chancery Court for assignment for the benefit of creditors, a state-administered restructuring option, with $41 million in unsecured debt and $20 million worth of liens, saying the ripple effects of the health technology company's Chapter 11 drove them under.

  • April 25, 2024

    Shoes For Crews Ch. 11 Sale Plan Keeps Creditor Challenge

    Bankrupt nonslip shoes retailer Shoes For Crews reached an agreement with the U.S. Trustee's Office Thursday in Delaware to preserve the rights of creditors to challenge prepetition liens in its Chapter 11 case for the statutorily required period while pursuing a sale of its assets.

  • April 25, 2024

    Peer Street Says It Has Votes To Confirm Ch. 11 Plan

    Bankrupt crowd-funded real estate investment platform Peer Street Inc. asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to confirm its proposed Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement, saying its creditors have voted overwhelmingly to support the plan ahead of its confirmation hearing scheduled for Friday.

  • April 25, 2024

    Sticky's Chicken Hits Ch. 11 Amid COVID, Litigation Woes

    Popular New York area chicken restaurant chain Sticky's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday in Delaware with more than $1 million in debt, citing disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and a trademark dispute with a similarly named restaurant.

  • April 25, 2024

    Weinstein May Be Retried After NY Court Overturns Conviction

    Harvey Weinstein seems poised to go to trial again in New York and testify in his own defense after the state's highest court overturned the movie mogul's rape conviction Thursday in a contentious, split opinion that found his first jury proceeding was unfair.

  • April 24, 2024

    Clover Food Emerges After Successful Subchapter V Case

    Vegetarian fast-food chain Clover Food Lab exited bankruptcy on Wednesday after taking advantage of the Subchapter V rules reserved for small-business debtors, now having a more manageable location portfolio and keeping relationships with long-time vendors intact.

  • April 24, 2024

    UpHealth Wants Out Of Ex-Shareholder Claims In Ch. 11

    Bankrupt healthcare company UpHealth and its bankrupt subsidiary Thrasys Inc. have asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to toss claims filed by the representative for the former shareholders of Thrasys, saying it dropped the ball on tax litigation and never indemnified UpHealth for the associated legal fees.

  • April 24, 2024

    Comcar Trustee Hits Insurer With Demand To Hand Over Cash

    The wind-down trustee for defunct trucking firm Comcar Industries Inc. initiated an adversary case against a South Dakota insurance exchange in the Delaware bankruptcy court, saying the trustee is due funds from an account with the insurer worth at least $3.7 million.

  • April 24, 2024

    Bill O'Reilly Can't Duck Canceled Cruise Suit, Customer Says

    Bill O'Reilly cannot use his New York ties to shrug off a proposed class action, a man denied refunds for a canceled cruise has told an Arkansas federal court, arguing the former Fox News host and others gave the court jurisdiction when they launched a nationwide marketing campaign for the trip that reached Arkansas residents.

  • April 24, 2024

    Dairy Co. Oberweis Unveils $20M Bidder Ahead Of Rival Offer

    Oberweis, a bankrupt ice cream and dairy producer in Illinois, has disclosed that the owner of a local egg and dairy business made the $20 million stalking horse bid for its assets, while a family-owned private equity firm in Florida announced its own plans to acquire the company in its Chapter 11 sale.

  • April 24, 2024

    Boris Becker Settles With Creditors Over Missing Trophies

    Boris Becker's creditors have agreed not to chase the multiple Grand Slam tennis champion over the missing trophies he was accused of hiding to dodge paying debts, lawyers for the Wimbledon winner and bankruptcy trustees told a London court Wednesday.

  • April 23, 2024

    DOJ Says 2 Bankruptcy Preparers Banned In Fla., Ore.

    A disbarred lawyer and a nonattorney who separately helped clients fill out bankruptcy petitions in Florida and Oregon can no longer offer their services after courts in those states recently found they engaged in fraudulent business practices, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

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