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Tag Archives: 11 U.S.C. 547

RadioShack Preference Litigation has Begun – En Masse

Posted in Preference Litigation

On February 5, 2015, RadioShack and various related entities filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  We initially published a blog post about the filing here: RadioShack Pulls the Plug.  On October 2, 2015, the Court confirmed the Plan of Liquidation in the RadioShack cases.  Pursuant… Continue Reading

Furniture Brands International – Preference Litigation has Begun

Posted in Preference Litigation

On September 9, 2013, Furniture Brands International (“Furniture Brands”) and various related entities filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  We initially published a blog post about the filing here: Furniture Brands Files for Bankruptcy in Delaware Seeking to Sell Assets On August 1, 2014,… Continue Reading

Conex Bankruptcy – Summary Judgment in a Preference Action

Posted in Opinions

In an 18 page opinion released December 18, 2014 in the Conex Holdings bankruptcy (Bank. D. Del. 11-10501), Judge Sontchi of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court analyzed the “ordinary course of dealings” defense to a preference action between the Debtors and Industrial Specialists Inc, the preference defendant (“Defendant”), in granting summary judgment in favor of the… Continue Reading

Dots, LLC Preference Actions Filed

Posted in Preference Litigation

On November 7, 2014, in the neighboring jurisdiction of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Dots, LLC, et al. (“Debtors” or “Dots”) filed approximately 70 complaints seeking to avoid and recover alleged preferential transfers pursuant to Sections 547 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code, to disallow claims of the defendants pursuant… Continue Reading

Graceway Pharmaceuticals Trustee Files Preference Complaints

Posted in Preference Litigation

On September 13th, the Liquidating Trustee (the “Trustee”) in the Graceway Pharmaceuticals (“Graceway”) bankruptcy filed preference complaints against approximately 25 different defendants. The Trustee is seeking to avoid and recover what he contends are avoidable preferences under section 547 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Graceway filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy on September 27,… Continue Reading

Pirinate Consulting, Trustee in NewPage Bankruptcy, Files Preference Actions

Posted in Preference Litigation

Introduction Earlier this month, Pirinate Consulting Group LLC, in its capacity as Litigation Trustee (the “Trustee”) of the NewPage Creditor Litigation Trust, began filing complaints in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court seeking the avoidance and recovery of what the Trustee alleges are preferential transfers.  All total, the Trustee filed over 780 preference complaints. In 2011, I… Continue Reading

Trustee Files Preference Actions in Moll Industries Bankruptcy

Posted in Preference Litigation

Earlier this week, George L. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee (the “Trustee”) in the Moll Industries bankruptcy, began filng complaints seeking to avoid and recover what the Trustee alleges are avoidable transfers, or preference payments, from various third parties.  For those unfamiliar with Moll Industries, the company filed a chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy in… Continue Reading

Decision in Archway Cookies Grants Summary Judgment Based on Ordinary Course of Business Defense

Posted in Preference Litigation

Introduction On September 1, 2010, Judge Christopher S. Sontchi of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware issued a decision finding that the payment practices between a creditor and debtor satisfied the ordinary course of business defense.  Judge Sontchi’s decision is worth review as it provides a current look at one of the most… Continue Reading

Liquidating Trustee of Intermet Corporation Files Preference Actions in Delaware

Posted in Preference Litigation

Introduction Earlier this month, the Liquidating Trustee in the Intermet bankruptcy filed preference actions against various defendants.  This post will look at the nature of Intermet’s business, why the company filed for bankruptcy and the circumstances behind the formation of the Liquidating Trust that is pursuing the preference actions. As I often do on this blog, much of… Continue Reading

Ascendia Brands Files Over 200 Preference Actions in Delaware Bankruptcy Proceeding

Posted in Preference Litigation

Introduction In July of this year, Ascendia Brands, Inc., began filing preference actions against various defendants who allegedly received payments from Ascendia.  According to the complaints, the defendants, many of whom were former customers of the company, received "avoidable" payments either before or after Ascendia filed for bankruptcy.  Citing various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, Ascendia alleges that the recipients… Continue Reading

Whitehall Jewelers Files Over 90 Preference Actions in Delaware Bankruptcy Court

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Introduction In June of last year, retailer Whitehall Jewelers filed for Bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  Last month, 14 months after filing for bankruptcy, Whitehall filed over 90 adversary actions in Delaware seeking to recovery payments the company made to various creditors during the 90 days prior to its filing for… Continue Reading

New Century Mortgage and Tweeter Home Entertainment Both File Preference Complaints Against Various Defendants

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Introduction Two weeks ago,  preference actions were commenced against a long list of defendants in the New Century Mortgage (“New Century”) and Tweeter Home Entertainment (“Tweeter”) bankruptcies.  The plaintiff in the New Century preference actions is Alan M. Jacobs, the liquidating trustee authorized under New Century’s Second Amended Plan of Liquidation to commence and prosecute preference actions. … Continue Reading