Claims

Claims Madness

Discussion of various claims related topics and issues including the impact and implications of the Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson.

$25.00
$25.00

Enjoining the Future: Unknown Claims and the Limits of Due Process

This panel will examine the strategies for dealing with unknown claims in chapter 11, the limits that due process places on those strategies, and the impact that the Second Circuit’s recent decision in In re Motors Liquidation may have on those strategies going forward.

$25.00
$25.00

Hot Topics in Chapter 13

Equal Monthly Payments; Consequences of Surrender and Pay Direct; Rule 3001(c) issues; Fee-Shifting under Rule 3002.1; Circuit Splits on Service of Objections to Claims and Bar Dates for Secured Creditors; Unscheduled Claims

$25.00
$25.00

Annual Case Law Update

This must-attend annual favorite will cover all recent current bankruptcy law decisions and consumer bankruptcy law issues.

$25.00
$25.00

What’s Wrong with This Claim?

Mortgage escrow accounts remain a mystery in many cases as debtors’ and creditors’ attorneys both struggle to understand the calculations set forth in them and the effect they have on chapter 13 cases. This panel will focus on escrow accounts, as well as new proof-of-claim forms and how they treat escrow accounts.

$25.00
$25.00

Great Debates

Consumer Debate
Resolved: An out-of-statute proof of claim violates the FDCPA.
Business Debate
Resolved: Assets can be sold free and clear of liens in state court receiverships.
Judges Debate
Resolved: Third-party releases should not be allowed in chapter 11 plans.

$25.00
$25.00

The § 1111(b) Election: What It Is and Why You Should Care

A seldom-used, and even lesser-understood, provision of the Bankruptcy Code, the 1111(b) election can provide substantial leverage to a secured creditor in a bankruptcy case. This session will detail what the election is and why — as either a creditors’ or debtors’ attorney — you should understand the ramifications it can have on your case.

$25.00
$25.00

Very Good Debates

John W. Lucas, Moderator
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; San Francisco
Judicial Debate
Resolved: Structured dismissals of chapter 11 cases must always follow the Bankruptcy Code's priority structure.
Pro: Hon. August B. Landis
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.); Las Vegas
Con: Hon. Deborah L. Thorne
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
Business Debate
Resolved, a company deriving income indirectly from marijuana sales that are legal under state law should be eligible for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
Pro: Daniel J. Garfield
McAllister Law Office P.C.; Denver

$25.00
$25.00

Selling an Insider’s Claim and Buying Plan Confirmation

In the first decision addressing the point, the Ninth Circuit held that there’s a difference between an insider and a claim held by an insider. The ruling blessed an insider’s sale of a claim, relieving the claim of any taint and allowing the new holder to vote on confirmation. The panel looks at the developing issues on whether the buyer is a nonstatutory insider and whether the plan can be pursued in good faith after such a sale.

$25.00
$25.00
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