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In a recently decided, but long-running dispute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has found that oil producers do not hold automatically perfected security interests in product they sell to midstream intermediaries, nor are the proceeds generated through the subsequent sale of such product held in an implied trust for the benefit of the upstream producers, as held in Arrow Oil & Gas v. J. Aron (In re SemCrude), 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12975 (3d Cir. July 19). In its decision, the Third Circuit determined that an automatically perfected security interest or implied trust would result in “chaos” in an industry where oil is comingled and sold multiple times in the stream of commerce.
By Jeff J. Friedman
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently provided additional guidance to creditors seeking to block confirmation of a plan by…
By Deirdre M. Richards and Howard C. Rubin
It is important for a secured lender to protect itself when entering a transaction with a borrower or lessee to avoid a total loss if the borrower or lessee files a bankruptcy petition or if the leased equipment is damaged, missing or both.
By Daniel A. Lev
Part One of a Two-Part Article
A simple Web search will unearth countless privately-owned golf courses that have closed, are for sale, or have sought bankruptcy protection as an avenue toward a financial restructuring or redevelopment. However, there are limitations on what the owner of a golf course can accomplish in Chapter 11 when the property is burdened with restrictive covenants limiting the use of the property.
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