Lenders Blast Trump's Bid To Reclassify Payments

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT) -- First-lien lenders of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. are urging a court not to let the bankrupt casino operator recharacterize its post-petition interest payments as payments of principal, saying such a move could reduce the value of lenders' claims.

Beal Bank SSB and Icahn Partners LP objected on Tuesday to Trump's motion to reclassify about $51.2 million in payments, saying recharacterization would freeze the value of the lenders' collateral at its current value, depriving them of the right to benefit from future appreciation and revenue.

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