Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017 – Big Changes for Big Banks

When the real estate market and financial markets tumbled during 2007-2008, the fallout was felt by financial institutions from large multi-billion dollar banks to small Community Banks.  As these banks struggled to stay alive, a trend emerged for bank holding companies to market and sell a distressed bank through Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.  […]

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Don’t Rob Peter to Pay Paul

When businesses experience financial difficulties, it is very common for them to “rob Peter to pay Paul.” Occasionally, this takes the form of using taxes that have been withheld from employees’ paychecks to pay expenses instead of remitting those funds to the IRS.  Of course, it is well known that even though such obligations are […]

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Supreme Court to Decide If the Filing of a Faulty Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy Permits a Debtor to Sue Under the FDCPA

The United States Supreme Court will review a decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Johnson v. Midland Funding, LLC, to resolve a dispute between the circuits regarding whether the Bankruptcy Code provides the exclusive mechanism to determine the validity of a Proof of Claim or whether the filing of a faulty Proof of […]

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