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Bankruptcy Blog
April 25, 2022

Say what you mean; Mean what you say

Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 protection in September 2017 with more than $5 billion in funded debt, arising mostly out of financing owners received to fund taking the company private.

Ultimately, under a confirmed Chapter 11 plan, which incorporated a settlement among interested parties, Toys R Us gave a near total release of all avoidance actions to pre- and post-petition creditors.

Bankruptcy Blog
August 30, 2021

Tricky Moves May Doom Your Chapter 11 Plan

Recently, a bankruptcy judge denied confirming a Chapter 11 plan because the Debtor preferred one creditor among a class of creditors over the others. Section 1122(a) is a mandatory prerequisite for confirmation. That section requires Chapter 11 plans place substantially similar claims in the same class.

Bankruptcy Blog
August 26, 2021

Mortgage Lenders and Landlords: Your Compliance with Consumer Statutes is on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Agenda

In a July 1, 2021, statement, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) warned landlords and consumer reporting agencies to report rental and eviction information accurately. Among other information in the CFPB’s statement, the CFPB identified plans to watch closely whether mortgage companies and landlords are properly reporting: (i) amounts paid on behalf of a tenant through a government grant or relief program, as well as (ii) fees or penalties prohibited by the CARES Act section 4024(b) or other laws.