AMR Make-Whole Opinion Vulnerable on Appeal

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Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- A new decision by Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane concludes that American Airlines isn't obliged to pay several hundred million dollars in make-whole premiums even though debt would be repaid before maturity. Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle discuss how Lane's adverse ruling evidently was expected by the debt holders who believe the result may be better on appeal, if the dispute doesn't become moot in the meantime. New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc., which allegedly caused a meningitis outbreak, had been lucrative for the four owners who took out more than $16 million on $32 million of revenue in 2012. The video concludes with discussion of Sentinel Management Group Inc. where the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago will have an opportunity to part company with the appeals court in New York by finding loopholes in the Bankruptcy Code's so-called safe harbor for securities sactions.


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