Goody's Family Clothing bankruptcy

Below is a post from Michael Temin, senior counsel with Fox Rothschild.

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Bankruptcy Code § 365(d)(3) requires the trustee or the debtor in possession to “timely perform all the obligations of the debtor . . .arising from and after the order for relief under any unexpired lease of nonresidential real property, until such lease is assumed or rejected, notwithstanding section 503(b)(1).” In 2001 the Third Circuit construed this section to require the debtor to perform the lease in accordance with its terms. CenterPoint Properties v. Montgomery Ward Holding Corp. (In re Montgomery Ward Holding Corp.), 268 F.3d 205 (3d Cir. 2001).


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Introduction

The Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi, presiding over the Goody’s bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, issued a decision recently regarding the scope of administrative claims under 11 U.S.C. 503(b)(9).  Section 503(b)(9) provides that after notice and a hearing, there shall be an allowed administrative expense claim for