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An Eighth Circuit panel on Thursday said a Minnesota federal court wasn’t out-of-bounds refusing to hear a suit brought against BMO Harris Bank NA by one of the creditors to Thomas Petters in his $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme, but the suit should have been stayed rather than dismissed.
The Delaware bankruptcy court's decision to freeze much of the litigation surrounding Takata's defective air-bag inflators takes automakers off the hook for liability for only a short 90 days, but experts say a move that absolves the carmakers permanently could be a real possibility if certain chips fall into place.
Bankrupt natural gas storage firm Ryckman Creek Resources LLC’s second largest customer objected Thursday in Delaware court to the debtor’s plan disclosure statement, saying it doesn’t provide enough information to show how the company will be able to operate its massive underground facility post-bankruptcy.
The attorneys general of 13 states reached a $192 million settlement with Aequitas Management LLC Thursday over claims the private equity fund schemed with defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. to skirt government lending rules and keep federal loans flowing to the vulnerable students the for-profit school operator allegedly preyed on.
A bankruptcy disclosure detailing former menswear company Hampshire Group Ltd.’s Chapter 11 liquidation plans won a Delaware judge’s interim approval Thursday, as did a move to tap director and officer liability insurance coverage for two officials now facing a major customer’s fraud action.