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Bankruptcy Litigation

Eleventh Circuit Strengthens Creditor’s Defense to Preference Claim

A defendant creditor in a preference suit may offset 1) the amount of later “new value” it sold to the Chapter 11 debtor against 2) the debtor’s earlier preferential payment to the creditor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held.

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A defendant creditor in a preference suit may offset a) the amount of later “new value” (i.e., additional goods) it sold to the Chapter 11 debtor against b) the debtor’s earlier preferential payment to the creditor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held. See, In re BFW Liquidation LLC, 2018 WL 3850101 (11th Cir. Aug. 14, 2018).

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