The Spring 2011 edition of the Absolute Priority newsletter, published by the Cooley LLP Bankruptcy & Restructuring group, of which I am a member, has just been released. The newsletter gives updates on current developments and trends in the bankruptcy and workout area. Follow the links in this sentence to access a copy of the newsletter. You can also subscribe to the blog to learn when future editions of the Absolute Priority newsletter are published, as well as to get updates on other bankruptcy and insolvency topics.

The latest edition of Absolute Priority covers a range of cutting edge topics, including:

  • Recent case law on third-party releases in bankruptcy plans;
  • Treatment of make-whole and no-call provisions in bankruptcy;
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims against managers of insolvent Delaware LLCs; and
  • Ordinary course of business defense to preferences.

This edition also reports on some of our recent representations, including the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of our client, retailer Crabtree & Evelyn, Ltd., and our work for official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving major retailers and others. Recent committee cases include Blockbuster, Orchard Brands, Ultimate Electronics, Claim Jumper Restaurants, OTC Holdings, Urban Brands, Mervyn’s Holdings, Sierra Snowboard, Trade Secrets, Mt. Diablo YMCA, and Pacific Metro, among others.

I hope you find the latest edition of Absolute Priority to be of interest.