Carl D. Neff

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The Delaware Bankruptcy Court issued a notice stating that the comment period for its Local Rules is currently open.  Per the notice, the comment period is open from October 1 through October 30, 2020. A current version of the Local Rules of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, effective February 1, 2020, can be found here. Carl D. Neff is a bankruptcy partner with the law firm of FisherBroyles, LLP, and practices in Delaware. You can reach…
There has been no shortage of significant bankruptcy filings in 2020 as a result of the ongoing pandemic.  Large companies such as J.C. Penney, Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, GNC, subsidiaries of Regus, and others, have all filed for bankruptcy protection, citing the coronavirus for sharply reduced sales at their brick and mortar stores. These filings and others have had strong implications for commercial landlords across the country.  Accordingly, this article provides a much needed “Top…
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware issued an Order establishing Bar Dates for filing proofs of claim in Subchapter V Cases.  The Bar Dates are set at the filing of the case for creditors and governmental units. The Bar Dates are 60 days and 180 days, respectively from the date of the order of relief and they should be included in the Notice of Commencement of the case. A copy of…
On September 1, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware issued a Standing Order Re: Criminal and Civil Jury Selections; Jury Trial; and Transition to Phase 2.  Per the Standing Order, the Delaware District Court will move into Phase 2 starting September 15, 2020, which permits the District Court to conduct jury trials at the discretion of the presiding judge. On September 3, 2020, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court issued a…