We continue this week with our Bankruptcy Judges series. Georgia’s Ret. Judge W. Homer Drake, Jr. is the focus. You can find the introductory post here. Last week we covered the first half of Judge Drake’s Top 10 Chapter 11 confirmation opinions (i.e., #10 through #6). You can find it here. And this week, we continue with the second half. However, rather than combining the #5 to #1 opinions all in one post, we figured we’d experiment with one case per post for a shorter post that’s easier to digest. Here is Judge Drake’s fifth most cited confirmation opinion.


Continue Reading Judges Series – Judge Homer Drake’s Top 10 Confirmation Opinions – Part 2 (#5)

We’ve had a slow start in 2018 and figured that we’d get back to basics with First National Bank of Oneida v. Brandt, an Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Chapter 11 confirmation decision from last month. Ultimately, the Court remanded to the district court on one issue: what’s the impact on a confirmed individual

Admittedly, lawyers love gotchas. But in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Molycorp, Inc., a lender’s attorney, who apparently sought to pull a gotcha, ended-up being got. Specifically, Judge Sontchi ruled last week against a secured lender in the Molycorp case after that lender objected to $8+ million in administrative expenses incurred by the