The Honorable Mary F. Walrath

On May 8, 2012, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) entered its Order (the “Order”) Establishing Procedures to Assert Claims Arising under Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code (“503(b)(9) Claims”) in the chapter 11 cases of AFA Investment, Inc. and its affiliated debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) (Bankr. D. Del. 12-11127

Summary

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

Introduction

On April 2, 2012, AFA Foods, Inc., and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “AFA”), filed petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  AFA is a Delaware company with operations based out of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  According to a court filing of the company’s CEO (the “Declaration” 

On March 21st, Blue Springs Ford (“Blue Springs”) filed a chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  Based in Blue Springs, Missouri, Blue Springs has operated as an authorized Ford dealership since 1978.  Like most dealerships, the company sells and services Ford vehicles and provides general

Summary

In an 8 page decision signed January 6, 2012, Judge Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court allowed a plaintiff to amend a preference complaint to include additional transfers, even though the statute of limitations had expired. Judge Walrath’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).  Numerous posts on this blog discuss other opinions issued

At approximately 10:15 this morning, Judge Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court made an oral ruling confirming Washington Mutual’s chapter 11 plan of reorganization.

Over the last three and one-half years, hundreds of attorneys and other professionals have worked thousands of hours in an effort to help WAMU obtain a measure of relief from its

Introduction

On February 10th, electricity operator LSP Energy LP (“LSP”) filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  As stated in court filings, LSP owns and operates an electricity plant located in Batesville, Mississippi.  Aside from its gas-fired electric generation facility, LSP’s assets consist primarily of

Introduction

In January, Jeoffrey L. Burtch, the Chapter 7 Trustee (the “Trustee”) in the ManagedStorage bankruptcy proceeding, commenced adversary proceedings in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court against various defendants.  As alleged in the complaints, the Trustee claims that the defendants received “preferential” payments from ManagedStorage (dba “Incentrix Solutions” or “Incentrix”) and that the payments are subject

Introduction

Earlier this month, International Media Group and various of its affiliates (the “Debtors”), filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  Debtors’ Chief Restructuring Officer filed with the Court a Declaration in Support of First Day Pleadings (the “Declaration”) wherein he described the Debtors as

On June 23, 2011, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that has sent waves through bankruptcy courts across the nation. Stern v. Marshall, 131 S.Ct. 2594 (2011), is the latest opinion in a long running dispute between the estate of Vickie Lynn Marshall, better known as Anna Nicole Smith, and the estate of her