On June 16, 2016, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”) of Kid Brands Inc., et al. (the “Debtors”), filed approximately 64 complaints seeking the avoidance and recovery of allegedly preferential and fraudulent transfers under Sections 547, 548 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code. The Committee also seeks to disallow claims of such preference defendants under Sections 502(d) and (j) of the Bankruptcy Code.
The Debtors filed voluntary petitions for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey on June 18, 2014 under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. On July 2, 2014, the Office of the United States Trustee for the District of New Jersey appointed the Committee.
The law firms of ASK LLP and Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC represent the Committee in these various preference cases. The pretrial conference has not yet been scheduled.
For preference defendants looking for an analysis of defenses that can be asserted in response to a preference complaint, below are several articles on this topic:
Carl D. Neff is a bankruptcy attorney with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP. You can reach Carl at (302) 622-4272 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.