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No matter how meritorious a claim may be, its ultimate value to creditors depends upon one thing — whether there is a viable source to satisfy any judgment obtained, since many D&Os do not have sufficient personal assets to satisfy any significant damages that may be awarded.
In the world of Chapter 11 negotiations, the creation of a litigation trust to pursue claims on behalf of unsecured creditors is a common strategy employed by official committees of unsecured creditors as a means to maximize creditor recoveries. Committees often seek to pursue avoidance actions and claims against a company’s directors and officers (D&Os) for breaches of fiduciary duties, among other things.
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By Gerald D. Davis and Amy L. Drushal
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By Mark S. Melickian and David M. Madden
this article provides an overview of the legal landscape governing §363 sales and the types of Internet-based resources available to potential asset sellers.
By Paul A. Rubin and Hanh V. Huynh
The intra-district divide in the Southern District of New York continued to deepen on the issue of whether claims disallowance under section 502(d) of the Bankruptcy Code applies to the claim or to the claimant.
By Samantha Stokes
It’s no secret that major law firm bankruptcy practices are ramping up for a historic rise in Chapter 11 filings as industries are battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Controversial comments by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in April raised the possibility that restructuring lawyers could also gain a new clientele: state governments.