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At the end of last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit added to several recent decisions addressing whether a creditor was entitled to payment of a “make- whole” premium in connection with a Chapter 11 case. See Delaware Trust Co. v. Energy Future Intermediate Holding Co. (In re Energy Future Holdings), 842 F.3d 247 (3d. Cir. 2016)). The Third Circuit’s opinion is the most creditor-friendly decision issued to date on this topic, as the court found that the refinancing of certain first- and second-lien notes after EFIH’s Chapter 11 cases triggered payment of a “make-whole” premium. Notably, the Third Circuit found that the ” make-whole” premium was payable despite the fact that the indentures governing the notes did not expressly provide for payment of the premium in the event of an EFIH bankruptcy.
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By Paul Bent
Will a Rising Tide of Managed Solutions Transactions Sink the Most Venerated of Leasing Provisions?
There is change afoot in the equipment leasing marketplace, and it portends a potentially seismic shift in the perception, usefulness and utility of the well-tested HOHW clause.
By Brian Holland
Corporations with private fleets in the U.S., as well as for-hire carriers, have begun ordering faster than before. As the economy continues to strengthen, this trend will continue to grow and so will the need to replace aging equipment.
By Steven Strom
Diagnosing financial distress, and the ability to address the relevant issues, is a necessary role of board members and senior executives.
By Nicole Hay and Thomas Scannell
Texas businesses and their attorneys should be aware of legal and practical issues that may arise in the event of a shipping insolvency. Two particularly murky areas that have been illuminated by recent case law are maritime liens and reclamation rights.