On her The Bottom Line 11 blog, Fox partner Mette Kurth examined a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision in In re MPM Silicones (the Momentive case). The court followed the lead of the Sixth Circuit in establishing a two-step approach to setting the cramdown interest rate on debtor payments for

In ruling on a very unfortunate situation (more on that below), Judge Shannon issued an opinion on July 24, 2014 in the Aro bankruptcy, holding that a state court decision concerning the validity of a lien cannot be challenged in Bankruptcy Court.  In the opinion in this case issued on January 22, 2015 (the “Opinion”),


In an 21 page opinion published May 25, 2011, Judge Shannon ruled that, “the fact that an agent may represent more than one principal does not alter the well-established doctrine that an agent with authority is capable of binding its principal.” Opinion at *2-3. Judge Shannon’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).