U.S. Supreme Court Considers Rights of Secured Creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a dispute between a Chapter 11 debtor company and a creditor bank as to whether a secured creditor is permitted to credit-bid while the debtor company's collateral is being sold as part of the reorganization...

A Chicago Bankruptcy Case Lands at the US Supreme Court: The RadLAX Oral Argument - Part I

Chicago bankruptcy professionals descended on the US Supreme Court to catch the final chapter in the RadLAX bankruptcy saga, one that had a remarkably swift journey to the highest court of the land. The case started as the neglected stepchild of Amalgamated Bank, the trustee of the deeply undersecured...

RadLAX Oral Argument - Part II: What's Indubitably Bothering the Supreme Court Justices Equivalently

As I noted three years ago in my " What's Bothering Ruthie ? " post on Justice Ginsburg's one-liner that stopped the Chrysler sale dead in its tracks, today's Supreme Court oral argument in RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank ( transcript ) left no doubt about what's...

Supreme Court Indubitably Grapples With Credit Bidding

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in RadLAX Gateway Hotel over whether the Bankruptcy Code permits a debtor in a chapter 11 case to sell encumbered assets without providing its secured lenders an opportunity to credit bid their debt. As previously described on this site , a circuit...

High Court: Debtor May Not Sell Property Free Of Lien; Must Allow Credit-Bidding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S.Supreme Court today affirmed that a debtor company may not obtain confirmation of a nonconsensual Chapter 11 plan that permits the debtor to sell collateral free and clear of a creditor bank's lien without permitting the bank to credit-bid at the sale ( RadLAX Gateway...

RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank, 2012 U.S. LEXIS 3944 (May 29, 2012)

LexisNexis Core Overview: Sales free of liens under 11 U.S.C.S. § 1129(b)(2)(A) [ an annotated version of this statute is available to lexis.com subscribers ] had to satisfy § 1129(b)(2)(A)(ii)'s requirements, not those of both § 1129(b)(2)(A)(ii) and (iii), thus, the debtors could...

LexisNexis® Bankruptcy Law Community Podcast: Kenneth Klee and Ancela Nastasi on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in RadLAX Gateway Hotel LLC v. Amalgamated Bank.

On this edition, Ancela Nastasi of Fulbright & Jaworski and Kenneth Klee of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern discuss the May 29, 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in RadLAX Gateway Hotel LLC v. Amalgamated Bank in which the court held that a secured creditor has a right to credit bid its secured...