Acceptance Loan Co., Inc. v. S. White Transp., Inc., No. 12-60648 (5th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
SWT appealed the district court's holding that a lien on its principal asset held by Acceptance survived confirmation of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan. In light of the court's interpretation of the definition of the word "participate" and in accordance with persuasive authority from its sister circuits, the court held that meeting the participation requirement in In re Ahern Enterprises required more than mere passive receipt of effective notice. Accordingly, the court held that Acceptance's passive receipt of notice did not constitute participation within the meaning of this test and affirmed the judgment of the district court.