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Fraud Must be Alleged with Particularity in Federal & Bankruptcy Court [FRCP 9(b)]

Requirements for Alleging Fraud in Federal & Bankruptcy Court Because “fraud is a serious charge, easy to allege and hard to prove” (In re Doctors Hosp. of Hyde Park, Inc., 308 B.R. 311, 322 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2004)), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(b) imposes the requirement on plaintiffs to allege fraud with particularity … Read More

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Bankruptcy Exemptions – Can a Court Deny Exemptions After Law v. Siegel?

Limits on Court Authority to Deny Bankruptcy Exemptions When a debtor files for chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy, the debtor is entitled to certain exemptions which effect creditor’s rights. The exempt property is shielded from the creditors circling around the debtor’s estate for collection of their outstanding loans. One well-known bankruptcy exemption is the … Read More

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Ponzi Scheme Defenses to Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy

Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy – Adversary Proceedings Fraudulent transfers are one type of adversary proceeding in bankruptcy in which the trustee attempts to recover property for the benefit of the creditors of the debtor’s estate. A full discussion on fraudulent transfer actions can be found on our blog post on Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy. In … Read More

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Bankruptcy Discharge – An Effective Guide [11 U.S.C. § 524]

You may have recently received a letter from a trustee in a pending bankruptcy case indicating that the debtor received a discharge in the bankruptcy. You are not alone if you have no idea what this notice of discharge means. Does a notice of discharge mean that all preference (read about the two most heavily … Read More

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Ordinary Course of Business Transfers – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

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Contemporaneous Exchange of New Value – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

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2 Preference Defenses in Bankruptcy: New Value & Ordinary Course – A Simple Guide to the Popular Defenses

What is a Preference in Bankruptcy? The trustee in bankruptcy is incentivized to claw-back any transfers made by the debtor before the bankruptcy petition is filed in order to maximize the trustee’s own compensation. In addition to the trustee’s ability to attack fraudulent conveyances and actions taken by creditors in violation of the automatic stay, … Read More

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Automatic Stay Violation Sanctions in Bankruptcy [11 U.S.C. 362(k)(1)]

How to Recover Sanctions for Violations of the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Many bankruptcy practitioners think an automatic stay violation equals sanctions for every debtor. However, those sanctions are only available to “individuals,” not corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and others entities. What is the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy? Upon the filing of a petition … Read More

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Is a Home Mortgage Consumer Debt in Bankruptcy? [In re Kelly]

What is Consumer Debt? – Consumer Debt Definition under the Bankruptcy Code Consumer debt is defined in the United State Bankruptcy Code as “debt incurred by an individual primarily for a personal, family, or household purpose.” 11 U.S.C. § 101(8). An experienced bankruptcy attorney can help clarify this definition in addition to the guidance provided … Read More

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