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Pennysaver USA Publ'g, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court has proper subject-matter jurisdiction over chapter 7 trustee's attempt to recover disputed prepetition accounts receivable as part of a chapter 7 liquidation. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2018, LexisNexis #0818-057

LTC Holdings, Inc., In re--Superior Contr. Grp. Inc, v. Rachmale

Ruling: 
Subject matter jurisdiction found where "related to" jurisdiction was satisfied under both theindemnification provision's coverage and superior's attempt to pierce the corporate veil.(Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 12,2018, LexisNexis #0718-088

BMT-NW Acquisition, LLC, In re--Stanziale v. Brown-Minneapolis Tank ULC, LLC

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss fraudulent transfer claim denied in part as trustee pled sufficient facts toshow that debtor received less than reasonably equivalent value for the transfers. (Bankr. D.Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 10,2018, LexisNexis #0518-077

FBI Wind Down, Inc., In re--FBI Wind Down Inc. Liquidating Trust v. Innovatice Delivery Sys.

Ruling: 
Court granted liquidating trustee's motion for summary judgment in part as transfers met preference elements. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2018, LexisNexis #0318-103

FBI Wind Down, Inc., In re--FBI Wind Down Inc. Liquidating Trust v. All Am. Poly Corp.

Ruling: 
Court denied in part the motion for summary judgment as the level of control enjoyed by the parent debtor left open the possibility of overcoming the presumption that transfers at issue were property of the subsidiary debtors' estates. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2018, LexisNexis #0318-104

Cal Dive Int'l, In re--Carickhoff v. Occupational Med. Clinics

Ruling: 
Court denied motion to dismiss case based on personal jurisdiction over the defendant as the defendant had sufficient contacts with the United States. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2018, LexisNexis #0218-116

La Paloma Generating, Co., In re

Ruling: 
Purchaser did not have successor liability for the Debtor Emission Surrender Obligations. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 09,2017, LexisNexis #1217-035

Energy Future Holdings Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted motion for reconsideration as the transaction in question did not satisfy theThird Circuit's O'Brien standard, which required that the movant prove that a post-petitiontransaction provided a concrete benefit to the estate. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2017, LexisNexis #1117-043

LMI Legacy Holdings, Inc., In re--Lipscomb v. Clairvest Equity Partners Ltd. P'ship

Ruling: 
Fraudulent transfer claims not subject to dismissal as necessary factual inquiries rendered a determination to be inappropriate. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 27,2017, LexisNexis #0517-137

In re Molycorp, Inc.

Ruling: 
Firm's application for payment of fees and costs approved as costs incurred by counsel wereallowed as administrative expenses that must be paid by debtor. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 05,2017, LexisNexis #0217-045

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