Many preference defendants are not aware of the fact that if their pre-petition contract with the debtor is assumed or assigned in the course of the bankruptcy, then such assumption/assignment will generally serve as a bar to recovery for receipt of alleged preferential transfers.

Under established Third Circuit law, the assumption or assignment of a

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,

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

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

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

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

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