Bed Bath & Beyond, the home goods retailer, has filed bankruptcy under Chapter 11 and plans to conduct liquidation sales and close all of its brick-and-mortar stores by June 30, as reported by The New York Times. The retailer points to an inability to adjust to the growth of online shopping as a reason

Law360 recently published an article by Mayer Brown restructuring partners Sean T. Scott and Aaron Gavant and associate Josh Gross, regarding the Third Circuit’s recent decision directing the dismissal of J&J affiliate LTL Management’s mass tort bankruptcy filing.  The article expands upon a prior post on the decision and discusses potential implications of the Third

On March 6th, The Wall Street Journal reported that remote working environments have seriously jeopardized the recovery of business-focused hotels, boosting default risks within the sector. While leisure travel has rebounded since the second half of 2022, the recovery for facilities with large meeting rooms that rely on business trips and conferences, has

On February 13, 2023, Ultra Petroleum Corporation (“Ultra”) filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the US Supreme Court seeking review of the Fifth Circuit’s October 2022 ruling that, in solvent-debtor cases, debtors must pay unsecured creditors applicable contractual make-whole premiums and postpetition interest at contractual default rates in order for

Telecom giant Avaya, Inc. filed a “Chapter 22” bankruptcy petition earlier this month (colloquially referred to as such given that it is Avaya’s second Chapter 11 filing since 2017) with the intent to exit bankruptcy within 90 days.  According to Law360, the company reentered Chapter 11 with support from approximately 90% of its secured lenders

In a recent article, Mayer Brown’s Matthew Wargin, Aaron Gavant, Jade Edwards, and Lauren Wray examine a new iteration of coercive sanctions imposed on potentially “double dipping” foreign creditors in Latin American airline Avianca’s chapter 11 case in the Southern District of New York.  Avianca sought to sanction over 150 foreign creditors, asserting that

In a decision likely to have significant impact on certain types of bankruptcy filings going forward, this morning, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the dismissal of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by Johnson & Johnson affiliate LTL Management LLC.

After completing a multi-step divisional merger under Texas law (which led to LTL

The Wall Street Journal reports that on November 17, the Biden Administration released new guidelines that may make it easier for student loan borrowers to discharge their debt in bankruptcy. The guidelines from the Justice Department and Education Department delineate specific requirements for borrowers to prove they are experiencing economic distress. The  government will calculate