Does a Single "Or" Excommunicate Congressional Intent From the Bankruptcy Code? Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on Credit Bidding

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this term in RadLAX Gateway Hotel Inc. v. Amalgamated Bank on whether the Bankruptcy Code permits a debtor in a chapter 11 case to sell encumbered assets without providing the secured lender an opportunity to credit bid its debt. Determination of this question will...

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...