triangular setoff SemCrude SemFuel SemStream Section 553 of Bankruptcy Code


The Bankruptcy Code allows for the setoff of “mutual debts” in a bankruptcy proceeding under 11 U.S.C. 553(a).  Section 553 makes no reference to non-mutual debts, which courts interpret to mean that non-mutual debts are not subject to setoff under the Bankruptcy Code.  Recently, in the SemCrude bankruptcy, the Honorable Brendan L. Shannon issued