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Debtors and creditors committees in Chapter 11 cases often regard a “stalking horse” bidder as a benefactor of most or all stakeholders, for it enhances the market for the sale of the debtor’s assets as a going concern in a section 363 sale. Outside of U.S. bankruptcy usage, and for the vast majority of its life, the term “stalking horse” has referred to an artifice for predators. In some circumstances, a stalking horse bidder in a section 363 sale can more closely resemble the term’s original meaning.
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By Theresa A. Driscoll
The Supreme Court concluded that because the 2017 amendments exempted debtors located in two States, it was not “uniform” as it did not apply equally to all debtors regardless of where they were situated and, therefore, the statute was unconstitutional.
By Paul A. Rubin and Hanh V. Huynh
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By Michael L. Cook
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By Igor Roitburg and Scott F. Waterman
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