DHP Holdings II Corporation aka DESA – Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding Claim Status (CADDJ)

This APScans is a report of the complaints, answers (and other responsive pleadings), dismissals, defaults and judgments (“CADDJ”) in the DHP Holdings II Corporation aka DESA adversary proceedings for recovery of avoidable transfers under Chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code, including preferential transfers under Section 547 (bankruptcy preferences) brought by Alfred Thomas Giuliano, Chapter 7 Trustee. This report is a litigation status report and does not report filings between these CADDJ events.


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This APScans covers filings ENTERED during the period from January 1, 2010 date through Thursday, November7, 2013. -

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Adversary Proceedings Overview

Lead Bankruptcy Case Name (Case Number): DHP Holdings II Corporation aka DESA (08-13422)

Petition Date: Chapter 11 petition filed December 29, 2008; converted August 2, 2010; Interim Chapter 7 Trustee appointment August 2, 2010; 341 Meeting Held and Concluded February 17, 2011

Bankruptcy Court District (Division): District of Delaware

Associated Debtors: DHP Holdings II Corporation;DESA LLC; DESA Heatig LLC; DESA Specialty LLC; DESA FMI LLC; and DESA IP LLC

Plaintiff:Alfred Thomas Giuliano, Chapter 7 Trustee

Number of Proceedings: 145

When Filed:July 29, 2011 and July 30, 2011

Adversary Proceeding Judge: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath

Plaintiff's Counsel:ASK Financial, LLP (St. Paul, MN) attorneys Joseph L. Steinfeld, Jr. and Karen M. Scheibe; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC (Wilmington, DE) attorneys Ronald S. Gellert, Tara Lattomus, and Brya Keilson

Avoidance Period: The complaint identifies the preference period as the period "between September 30, 2008 and December 29, 2008".

The Complaints and the Statute of Limitations Question

The complaints are meticulous. Relationship pleading abounds. The identification of transfers crosses every "t" and dots every "i". Ok, the complaints are not not perfect. Insolvency is plead by presumption, but this is an unlikely case to test the insolvency pleading vs presumption requirement.

When everything is plead with such attention to detail, the omission of a key fact tends to stick out. The omitted fact in these complaints - the date the interim Trustee's appointment became permanent. Only the date of his interim appointment is plead. See note discussing this possible statute of limitations issue.


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