From December 15-21, 2016, the Seal123, Inc. Liquidation Trust filed approximately 68 complaints seeking the avoidance and recovery of allegedly preferential and/or fraudulent transfers under Sections 544 and/or 547, 548 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code (depending upon the nature of the underlying transactions). The Liquidation Trust also seek to disallow claims of such defendants under Sections 502(d) and (j) of the Bankruptcy Code.
The Seal123, Inc., and its affiliated debtors, filed voluntary petitions for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on January 15, 2015 under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. On October 30, 2016, the Court confirmed the Debtors’ First Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation.
The various avoidance actions are pending before the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi. The pretrial conference has been scheduled for February 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM at US Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 5th Fl., Courtroom #6, Wilmington, Delaware.
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:
Preference Payments: Brief Analysis of Preference Actions and Common Defenses
Minimizing Preference Exposure: Require Prepayment for Goods or Services
Minimizing Preference Exposure (Part II) – Contemporaneous Exchanges
Carl D. Neff is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP. You can reach Carl at (302) 622-4272 or at email@example.com.