The Bankruptcy Litigation Blog is published by Steve Jakubowski of the Coleman Law Firm. Mr. Jakubowski, founder and author of nearly all posts for this blog, has worked in complex chapter 11 bankruptcies and reorganizations for twenty two years. The Coleman Law Firm was founded in 1984 and has since been a national leader in the area of complex commercial litigation.
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Todd Zywicki, the University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University's School of Law, has been a friend to me and this blog since very early in my blogging career back in 2005 when his first of many links to one of my posts on the Volokh Conspiracy blog multiplied my puny site...
Well it's official, and really no surprise: Judge Gonzalez in this opinion (WL) approved the sale of Chrysler's assets in the Fiat Transaction "free and clear of liens, claims, interests and encumbrances." Part I of my quick take on the opinion focuses on the most discussed elements...
Three or four more opinion days before the United States Supreme Court's term closes. Sixteen opinions have yet to be delivered. But if a lifelong, diehard, Bronx-born Yankee fan, Justice Sotomayor (who some say saved baseball), is willing to sport a CUBS jersey while throwing out...
Voyage of the Damned: The GM Tort Claimants' Opening Appellate Brief -- Brother, Can You Spare a Quarter?
What started out a couple months ago as a "Slow Boat to China," today feels more like the Voyage of the Damned. Yesterday I filed this "Opening Brief" (plus the Sale Opinion at Appendix A and the Sale Order and MPA at Appendix B) on behalf of my five clients in our...
Three weeks ago, as I discussed here, I jumped into the GM fray and filed this objection on behalf 5 product liability claimants who, absent the "free and clear" sale protections sought by GM under Section 363, would have had the right to add the Purchaser as an additional defendant...
Got a cold call today from NPR's Alex Blumberg, host of NPR's Planet Money, who interviewed me about the prospects and pitfalls of a GM bankruptcy. Here are links to the NPR post and the podcast. The interview begins a couple of minutes into the podcast. Special thanks to Alex...
Eastman Kodak Company’s bankruptcy is another in a string of recent chapter 11 filings by established brand names that lack a clear exit strategy (others are Borders, Hostess, AMR ... Europe!). So much for the "end of bankruptcy"! As noted in Matt Daneman's article this...
West Legal Education Center, in conjunction with Buyouts Magazine, peHub, Venture Capital Journal, Thomson Reuters West, and DailyDAC, deliver a webinar trilogy -- The Restructuring, Insolvency & Distressed Investing For 2012 -- featuring some of this country's finest restructuring...
As noted in Steve Mufson's excellent summary in today's Washington Post (made all the more excellent by having quoted me!), the iconic Hostess Brands fell into bankruptcy yesterday. As with every bankruptcy case, the best summary is found in the "first day affidavit" of the...
Planet Money's Zoe Chace today aired an excellent story on retail "going out of business" sales. This 6 minute piece is a whirlwind glimpse into these sales from the perspective of the liquidator, the retailer and its staff, the consumer, and the bankruptcy lawyer (me). Thanks...