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More than 300 Clawback Actions Initiated in Verity Health System of California, Inc. Bankruptcy Case

September 1, 2020, California –  Recently, the plaintiffs in the bankruptcy case of Verity Health System of California Inc., et al ( the “Debtors”) initiated more than 300 adversary proceedings against several defendants to set aside and recover alleged “preferential transfers” for the benefit of the Debtors’ estate. According to …

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Hooper Holmes, Inc. Liquidation Trust Initiates Adversary Proceedings in Hooper Holmes, Inc. Bankruptcy Case

August 14, 2020, New York – Last week, Hooper Holmes, Inc. Liquidation Trust (the “Plaintiff” or the “Trust”) initiated more than twenty (20) adversary proceedings in the Hooper Holmes, Inc. d/b/a Provant Health, et al. (the “Debtors”) bankruptcy case. Hooper Holmes, Inc. is a national health risk assessment provider in …

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Ex-Nine West Insiders Move to Dismiss Trustee’s Lawsuit Over $1.5B Payments, Citing Safe Harbor Provisions Under Sec. 546(e)

August 11, 2020, New York – Last week, the former shareholders, officers and directors of a bankrupt footwear and apparel company, Nine West Holdings Inc., (“Debtor”) filed a motion to dismiss to end a $1.5 billion lawsuit initiated by the Nine West litigation trust, pursuant to the safe harbor of …

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More than 80 Adversary Proceedings Filed in Little River Healthcare Holdings, LLC, et al

August 6, 2020, Western District of Texas – Little River Healthcare Holdings LLC, the operator of two rural hospitals in Texas and other healthcare-related centers recently initiated more than 80 lawsuits against several creditors seeking to recover preferential transfers of property that occurred during the ninety (90) day period before …

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A Preference Transfer Made for a Labor Contract May Invoke New Value Defense Only When “Work” Begins After a “Preference”

August 1, 2020, Central District of Illinois – Defendant, a radiologist, is a former employee and shareholder of a Debtor. The Defendant began working for the Debtor in 2003. He became a shareholder in 2005 and remained a shareholder until April 2012, at which time he sold his shares in …

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Trustee’s Complaint Did Not Provide Sufficient Allegations to Support Plausible Claims Against a Partnership Under the Massachusetts Fraudulent Transfer Act

May 7, 2020, Massachusetts – Gary W. Cruickshank, Chapter 7 Trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Debtor DebBlast Fitness Group, LLC (“BFG”), brought lawsuits against forty named and dozens of unnamed defendants, including Dixon Family Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”), a Delaware limited partnership whose general partner was a Defendant, Harold …

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Summary Judgment Granted in Favour of a Plan Administrator on Meeting Burden As to the Presence of the Elements of a Preferential Transfer Under 11 U.S.C. § 547(b)

April 6, 2020, Southern District of Texas, Houston – Joshua Searcy, the Plan Administrator of the estate of Debtor EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, Inc. (“EMAS Subsea”) brought an adversary proceeding against Defendant Pharma-Safe Industrial Services, Inc. (“Pharma-Safe”) to avoid and recover a $39,168.32 payment under 11 U.S.C. §§ 547 and 550. Pharma-Safe …

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