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“Federal law does not prevent a bona fide shareholder from exercising its right to vote against a bankruptcy petition just because it is also an unsecured creditor,” held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on May 22, 2018. In re Franchise Services of North America, Inc., 2018 WL 2325909, 1 (5th Cir. May 22, 2018). According to the court, applicable Delaware law would not “nullify the shareholder’s right to vote against the bankruptcy petition.” Id.
By Michael L. Cook
A license agreement “deemed rejected by operation of law” could not be acquired under a court-approved asset purchase agreement, held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
By Deirdre M. Richards and Howard C. Rubin
Secured creditors can learn a great deal from a few recent bankruptcy cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code that remind us that the “devil is in the details.” These cases show that it is unrealistic to expect forgiveness by a court after a misstep involving Article 9 of the UCC.
By Barry A. Chatz and Kevin H. Morse
On Oct. 3, 2018, the Chapter 11 Liquidating Plan of Eclipse Berry Farms, LLC was confirmed, concluding a two-year journey from one of the largest strawberry growers in the country to the cessation of operations and eventual liquidation.
By Mark S. Melickian and Jack O’Connor
The battle over retaining a chief restructuring officer, which the United States Trustee has traditionally not objected to, is heating up.