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Filing a proof of claim against a bankruptcy estate for a debt the creditor knows is legally unenforceable pursuant to the statute of limitations is unfair, unconscionable, deceptive, or misleading to a consumer under the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. ‘ 1692 et seq., held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC, 758 F.3d 1254 (11th Cir. 2014), cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 1844, 191 L. Ed. 2d 724 (2015).
By Adam C. Rogoff
In today’s global economy, companies often have multiple business lines operating through separate entities. Outside of bankruptcy, these affiliated operations sometimes transact in a holistic — albeit legally distinct — debtor-creditor relationship with their counterparty. But, as this article discusses, the legal separateness of affiliates can hinder economic protections that a creditor might have otherwise when its counterparty files for bankruptcy.
By Joel H. Levitin, Richard A. Stieglitz Jr. and Stephen J. Gordon
Bankruptcy Provisions in First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreements
While intercreditor agreements (ICAs) are not necessarily the most attention-grabbing of the various loan documents common to large financing transactions, they are nevertheless important, and lack of attention to detail with respect to their provisions could lead to unintended results in any future bankruptcy case.
By Earl M. Forte
In January, a bench trial occurred in In re Covenant Partners, L.P., in which the Trustee of Debtor, Covenant Partners, L.P., sued for breach of fiduciary duty.
By Richard J. Mason
This article looks at some of the issues that may arise if a cryptocurrency exchange becomes a debtor in a case under the Bankruptcy Code.