On July 29, 2020, Curran Antonelli, LLP obtained a successful reversal on an appeal to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts resulting from the denial of its client’s disability benefits claim by an administrative law judge (“ALJ”). In the...

On July 1, 2020, after four years of extensive efforts from the legislature, business and legal sectors, Florida became the ninth state[1] to enact the “Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act” (“UCRERA”)[2], thereby implementing a standardized and robust legal...

In February 2020, the Delaware bankruptcy court in In re DSL Renal Holdings, LLC concluded that, under 11 U.S.C § 550(a), a trustee cannot seek recovery from avoidance actions that exceed the total amount of unsecured creditor’s claims in the case.[1] The court relied...

On July 13, 2020, Curran Antonelli, LLP obtained the court approved and stipulated dismissal of an adversary proceeding commenced in the Massachusetts bankruptcy court by a national financial institution against the Firm’s client, an individual Chapter 7 bankruptcy deb...

The storied American retail giant JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic finally crippled an already-struggling company. Days after filing, JCPenney obtained approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern Distri...

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on small businesses across the United States. Public safety measures that have been instituted have resulted in closures, furloughs, layoffs, supply chain disruptions, and dwindling cash reserves for businesses of all sizes. Thes...

A decision handed down on June 3, 2020, by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois is one of the first to address the subject of force majeure in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question presented was whether a Chapter 11 debt...

On January 7, 2020, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, Judge Cecelia Morris, entered an order granting summary judgment to the plaintiff-debtor, 46-year-old Kevin Rosenberg, and discharging his student loans under 11 U.S.C. §523 (a)(8). Rosen...

On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court granted the city of Chicago’s petition to determine whether the “automatic stay” imposed by the Bankruptcy Code requires creditors to turn over property belonging to a debtor that they have repossessed as soon as the debtor files...

Three contractors have asked a Delaware Bankruptcy Judge to put Tough Mudder, LLC into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Tough Mudder is known for organizing notoriously difficult obstacle courses that have attracted athletes in search of alternatives to traditional road races. T...

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