In a decision signed September 21, 2017 in an adversary proceeding related to the Boomerang Systems bankruptcy (case 15-11729), Judge Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied a defendants FRCP 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a preference complaint. Judge Walrath’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).

Judge Walrath first provided the requirements for a preference

In a 28 page opinion released November 25, 2014 in the Tropicana Entertainment bankruptcy (Bank. D. Del. 08-10856), Judge Carey of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court provided an opinion regarding a defendant’s motion to dismiss an amended complaint.  Judge Carey granted the majority of the motion to dismiss, denying a second request for leave to amend

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In a straight-forward 9 page decision signed May 1, 2012, Judge Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a preference complaint, but granted the plaintiff leave to amend. Judge Walrath’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).  Numerous posts on this blog discuss other opinions issued by the Delaware

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In an 11 page decision signed June 30, 2011, Judge Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court granted a motion to dismiss, holding that a preference complaint must clearly identify the alleged preference transferee. Judge Walrath’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).  A number of decisions on motions to dismiss under Federal Rule of

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In a 23 page decision signed July 15, 2011, Judge Walsh of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied a motion to allow a plaintiff to file an amended complaint, holding that the amended complaint was too deficient to survive a motion to dismiss and therefore would not be allowed. Judge Walsh’s opinion is available here

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In his first published opinion since returning from a well-deserved vacation, Judge Sontchi of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court ruled that facially plausible allegations are sufficient to protect a complaint, which sought to recharacterize another party’s bankruptcy claims, from being dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) 12(b)(6). Judge Sontchi’s opinion is available

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In a 12 page decision signed July 6, 2011, Judge Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court granted a motion to dismiss, holding that a complaint that sets forth only conclusory allegations parroting the statutory language of the Bankruptcy Code is insufficient. Judge Walrath’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).

Background

Crucible Materials Corporation

Summary

In a 10 page decision signed May 5, 2011, Judge Walsh of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied a motion to dismiss and held that the plaintiff Litigation Trustee satisfied the “particularity” requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and 9(b), despite having his complaint allege that each transfer within a 13 page list

Introduction

In January of this year, Judge Brendan L. Shannon of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware issued a decision addressing whether a debtor’s lenders had aided and abetted the directors of debtor, Fedders North America, Inc. (“Fedders”), in breaching their duty of care (read the Fedders’ Decision here).  The