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Involuntary Bankruptcy

90 Second Lesson: I’ve been asked to sign an involuntary bankruptcy petition. Should I?

QUESTION: The credit manager of an Akron-based company wrote, asking this: “One of our commercial accounts is pretty far behind in paying on our invoices. Another vendor approached me and asked me to join in signing an involuntary bankruptcy petition. Is there any legal risk in doing this? ANSWER: In a word, yes. If an […]


DON’T LET YOUR MONEY GO UP IN SMOKE: A Legal Marijuana Business Owes Me Money; Now What?

Times and mores are changing. More and more people and more and more states have de-stigmatized and legalized (in at least some respects) marijuana use, sales and cultivation. As the marijuana “industry” expands, and however unlikely it may seem, a marijuana business could run into creditor problems just like any other. In fact, this has happened already. Locally […]


Ponzi Scheme Lender May Be On The Hook, After All!

The Skinny The Sixth Circuit recently revived a trustee’s $17 million avoidance and claw-back suit against a lender, finding that the lender’s existing security interests could have been extinguished via novation. Impact: secured lenders entering into amended and restated loan documents should adopt definitive and irrefutable language demonstrating that the parties do NOT intend for the new […]


Getting Over the Scariness of Filing an Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition

Mention involuntary bankruptcy to many in the credit industry and you often get a sharp response:  no way.  Decisions that have awarded punitive damages to debtors have received broad attention.  Trying to collect on a bad loan is tough enough.  Why compound the struggle by giving the debtor the claim that an involuntary filing was […]


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