By Michael L. Moskowitz and Melissa A. Guseynov
Generally, the concept of “reclamation” protects vendors in Chapter 11 cases because it provides a way to either retrieve goods delivered to a debtor pre-petition or to recover the value of those goods. On August 24, 2016, Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath, sitting in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, bolstered creditors’ reclamation rights when she overruled an objection to a vendor’s claim for reclamation under section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code. In re Reichold Holdings US, Inc., et al., 556 B.R. 107 (Bankr. D. Del. 2016). This decision marks a noteworthy success for vendors asserting reclamation rights under the Bankruptcy Code.