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Shortly after the Southern District of New York ruled on third-party releases in the Purdue Pharma case, the District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia similarly overturned a plan containing third-party releases in the Ascena Retail Group bankruptcy case. How does this decision relate to the Purdue Pharma decision and what does it mean for the future of third-party releases?
Can a debtor include releases of non-debtor third parties in its chapter 11 plan? This divisive issue has been litigated before a number of different courts throughout the country. The Southern District of New York recently weighed in and reversed the confirmation of a plan containing third party releases. How does this recent decision impact the continued debate over third-party releases?
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