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  • April 23, 2024

    US Trustee Wary Of Shoes For Crews Ch. 11 Loan And Sale

    The U.S. Trustee's Office has objected to final approval of a debtor-in-possession loan and bidding procedures for Shoes For Crews, saying the motions would take away the right of creditors to challenge prepetition liens before the statutory 75-day deadline.

  • April 23, 2024

    Judge Agrees To OK EV Charging Co.'s Ch. 11 Plan

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Tuesday he will sign off on electric-vehicle charging company Charge Enterprises' proposed Chapter 11 plan once it modifies the time frame for exculpation.

  • April 23, 2024

    Israeli Biotech Files Ch. 15 To Implement Take-Private Deal

    Gamida Cell Ltd., an Israeli biotechnology company developing immunotherapy products, filed for Chapter 15 protection Monday in Delaware seeking the American court's approval of its foreign take-private proposal with unsecured lenders.

  • April 23, 2024

    NC Justices Urged To Reject Greg Lindberg Co.'s Review Bid

    North Carolina's insurance commissioner urged the state's supreme court to prevent a company controlled by insurance mogul Greg Lindberg from intervening in the liquidation proceedings of two of his life insurance companies, arguing a state appeals panel correctly held that an insurer's directors, but not shareholders, may intervene.

  • April 23, 2024

    Biotech Eiger Can Sell Rare-Disease Drug For $46M In Ch. 11

    Insolvent biotechnology company Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. received approval Tuesday at a hearing in Texas to sell its drug treatment for a rare genetic disorder to Sentynl Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Indian drugmaker Zydus Lifesciences, for $46.1 million.

  • April 23, 2024

    NY Panel Partially Revives Chubb, Archdiocese Abuse Row

    A New York state appeals court partially revived Chubb's coverage dispute stemming from sexual abuse claims brought against the Archdiocese of New York, finding Tuesday that a trial court incorrectly based its dismissal on underlying allegations rather than the present action.

  • April 23, 2024

    Downtown Chicago Hotel Hits Ch. 11 With Up To $50M In Debt

    A defunct hotel near Chicago's commercial center has applied for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware bankruptcy court, disclosing between $10 million and $50 million in debt, a few months after the city government converted the property into a shelter for unhoused people.

  • April 23, 2024

    Meet The Fla. Attorneys In Tex-Mex Chain Tijuana Flats' Ch. 11

    Fast casual Tex-Mex restaurant chain Tijuana Flats filed for bankruptcy in Florida last week as it announced new ownership and plans to close 11 locations. Tijuana Flats has tapped two shareholders with Jacksonville boutique bankruptcy firm Thames Markey PA for its Chapter 11 case.

  • April 23, 2024

    ABI Names Christopher Ward President, Elects New Directors

    Christopher A. Ward of Polsinelli LLP will lead the American Bankruptcy Institute as president for a one-year term, the organization said Tuesday, and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Harwood will succeed him next April.

  • April 22, 2024

    Petersen Health Shouldn't Get LLCs Back, Creditor Says

    A loan servicer of bankrupt senior-living company Petersen Health Care has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to dismiss the Chapter 11 cases of 16 of Petersen's affiliates, saying they could not file for bankruptcy because they were at the time, and still are, in receivership.

  • April 22, 2024

    Subchapter V Report, Express Hits Ch. 11, NY Diocese Fallout

    The American Bankruptcy Institute held its annual spring meeting last week, where a task force on Subchapter V presented its report and recommendations on small-business bankruptcy filings, and clothing retailer Express Inc. landed in Chapter 11 with more than $1 billion in debt.

  • April 22, 2024

    Atty Says Class Bid Over Bankrupt Firm's Hurricane Ads Fails

    A proposed class action against troubled Houston law firm MMA Law Firm, a former partner and others accused of participating in an illegal scheme to scare up profitable litigation following a hurricane doesn't offer enough evidence for certification and didn't meet a filing deadline, the ex-partner told a Texas federal judge.

  • April 22, 2024

    Subchapter V Task Force, U.S. Trustee Stars Of ABI Meeting

    A report that recommended keeping Subchapter V debt limits at the $7.5 million mark was unveiled during the American Bankruptcy Institute's annual spring meeting, which also included a rundown of priorities from the U.S. Trustee Program and an array of panels on topics ranging from debtor-in-possession financing to artificial intelligence.

  • April 22, 2024

    Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    Last week, Delaware's Chancery Court news included a Tesla announcement about moving to Texas, a midcase appeal of Tripadvisor's move to Nevada, and United Airlines' escape from a stockholder suit. Disputes about board entrenchment, squeeze-out mergers, co-founder fallouts and deadly ice cream moved ahead.

  • April 22, 2024

    SEC Says Terraform, Founder Owe $5.3B After Fraud Verdict

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a Manhattan federal judge to order bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange Terraform Labs and its founder to pay roughly $5.3 billion, weeks after a jury found them liable for a massive fraud.

  • April 22, 2024

    Ex-Axiom Ince Chief Faces Bankruptcy Petition

    The former head of collapsed Axiom Ince Ltd. is facing a bankruptcy petition after being accused of misappropriating almost £65 million ($80.3 million) to fund the acquisition of Ince Group PLC and property purchases.

  • April 22, 2024

    MediaMath Ch. 11 Case Dismissed After $22M Asset Sale

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge has agreed to a structured dismissal of ad tech company MediaMath Holdings Inc.'s Chapter 11 case after the company's $22 million sale of its assets left it nothing remaining to reorganize.

  • April 19, 2024

    Casino SPAC Can Return Money, Not Shares, Chancery Rules

    Stockholders in a blank-check company that failed to merge with a Philippines-based casino are entitled to a distribution from $37.5 million sitting in trust, but the company may not redeem any shares until an investor's Delaware lawsuit plays out, a Chancery Court vice chancellor said Friday.

  • April 19, 2024

    Casa Systems Won't Take $18M Rival Bid For Telecom Assets

    Troubled communications equipment supplier Casa Systems told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday it received a new offer for its cloud and radio access network unit that would fetch more cash than a previously proposed transaction, but insisted on skipping a Chapter 11 auction, arguing the existing bidder brings less closing risks.

  • April 19, 2024

    Life Sciences Biz NanoString Gets OK For $393M Ch. 11 Sale

    Insolvent biotech company NanoString can be sold to scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp., a Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, after the buyer clinched the winning bid during a 14-hour Chapter 11 auction.

  • April 19, 2024

    Bankruptcy Sets Stage For Big Healthcare Buying Frenzy

    The recent surge of healthcare bankruptcy cases has created an environment where Chapter 11's unique rules make it a prime vessel for larger enterprises to gobble up the foundering healthcare businesses of a post-pandemic world, experts say.

  • April 19, 2024

    Bankruptcy Bill Seeks To Aid Sex Abuse Victims

    A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would help sexual abuse victims by limiting the ability of their abusers to shield themselves by filing for bankruptcy, according to the bipartisan pair backing the proposed legislation.

  • April 19, 2024

    US Trustee Balks At 22% Rate On Petersen Health DIP Loan

    The U.S. Trustee's Office objected Friday to senior living company Petersen Health Care's proposed bankruptcy financing, telling a Delaware judge that the combined 22% interest rate on the $45 million debtor-in-possession loan is "above market."

  • April 19, 2024

    US Trustee Balks At Releases In EV Charging Co.'s Ch. 11 Plan

    The U.S. Trustee's Office on Friday objected to electric-vehicle charging company Charge Enterprises Inc.'s proposed Chapter 11 plan, telling a Delaware bankruptcy court it contains an "impermissibly broad" exculpation provision and the debtor should provide more factual information to support the release plan. 

  • April 19, 2024

    Quinn Emanuel Faces Class Action Over Fla. Fee Agreements

    The wife of luxury home developer Nir Meir, who was charged with falsifying records and defrauding investors, is hoping to avoid paying more than $360,000 in attorney fees to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in a proposed class action, saying her husband forged her signature on a fee agreement with the firm.

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