In Re: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., No. 12-2322 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
This appeal involves a dispute between the Trustee, appointed to protect public customers and creditors in the liquidation of LBI, and purchasers of LBI's assets over the entitlement to two sets of LBI assets: (1) the Margin Assets and (2) the Clearance Box Assets (CBAs). The district court held that Barclays was entitled to both the Margin Assets and the CBAs, and was conditionally entitled to the Rule 15c-3 Assets. The Trustee appealed from the Margin Assets and CBA rulings. Barclays cross-appealed from the Rule 15c3-3 Assets ruling but the settlement had disposed of that issue and cross-appeal. The court concluded that the transfer of the Margin Assets to Barclays was contemplated in the Asset Purchase Agreement and confirmed in the Clarification Letter. The court agreed with the district court that extrinsic evidence showed an intent to transfer the CBAs to Barclays. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment of the district court.