Call 855-808-4530 or email [email protected] to receive your discount on a new subscription.
What should a prudent lender be doing right now to “brace” itself for the coming financial uncertainty? Adopt a five-point “CAPER” strategy: Communicate, Analyze, Preserve, Execute, and Resolve.
Inflation has been running red hot in 2022. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4% in September on a seasonally-adjusted basis, which amounts to an 8.2% year-over-year increase since September 2021 before seasonal adjustment. See, https://bit.ly/3SkraQf (site last visited 10/17/22). The sharpest increases have been in the shelter, food, and medical care indexes. Id. The 4.9% decrease in the gasoline index provided welcome relief at the pump, but was not enough to offset the increases in the other indices. Id. At the same time, the Federal Reserve is doing its best to cool off the economy without pushing the country (and, the world) into recession — the mythical “soft landing.” In 2022, the Federal Reserve has already raised the federal funds rate five times for a total of 300 bps. See, https://nyfed.org/3EXm9dk (site last visited 10/17/22). The last three increases have been 75 bps each. Id. This comes after nearly two years of the Federal Funds Rate hovering around 0%. Id.
*May exclude premium content
Can a Debtor That Has No Ongoing Business Operations Reorganize Under Chapter 11 In Good Faith?
By Lawrence J. Kotler and Roxanne J. Indelicato
In a recent decision, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the court) addressed whether a debtor that has no independent assets or ongoing business operations can reorganize under Chapter 11 in good faith.
J&J Gets Stay In Talc Chapter 11 Dismissal
By Amanda Bronstad
Johnson & Johnson’s talc bankruptcy may be on its last legs, but it’s still standing — at least for a while. On February 13, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LTL Management petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to rehear its Jan. 30 decision dismissing its Chapter 11 case
Fifth Circuit Adds Color to Abstention Issue
By Francis J. Lawall and Brenden Dahrouge
Rules Bankruptcy Court Lacked Jurisdiction to Decide State-Governed Question
Jurisdictional boundaries within the federal system as between bankruptcy and district courts as well as various federal agencies can be a maze that is at times nearly impossible to navigate. Further complicating matters are those cases involving state-regulated issues that add abstention to the mix.
Rights of Tenant to Security Deposit When Landlord Files for Bankruptcy
By Andrew C. Kassner and Joseph N. Argentina Jr.
As we debate whether there will be a “soft” or “hard” landing of the economy and the resulting effect of different landings on the volume of bankruptcy filings, it is helpful to review how a bankruptcy filing affects not only rights between a creditor and the debtor, but also the respective rights of creditors against property held by the debtor.