09/23/2011 – Defendants Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint filed in the Spansion, Inc. Adversary Proceedings by Barclays Capital Inc. before Chief, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J. Carey in the District of Delaware filed by Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. (Wilmington, Delaware) attorneys Robert J. Steam, Jr., Julie A. Finocchiaro, and Amanda R. Steele .
Defendant Barclays Capital Inc. (“Barclays” or “Defendant”) opposes the motion of the Pirinate Consulting Group, LLC (“Plaintiff’), Claims Agent for the Chapter 11 Estates of Spansion, Inc., et al. (the “Debtors”) to amend its avoidance complaint. Barclay’s opposition is based on dual grounds – first, the amended complaint so drastically alters the original pleading that can not relate back; and second, the proposed amend complaint itself would be would be subject to Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal. Barclays weaves together multiple limitations on avoidance actions, some common and some obscure, into a formidable effort to dismiss the Plaintiff’s avoidance complaint in its entirety.