Center City Healthcare, LLC - Preference Defense Lawyer

On June 23, 2021, Plaintiff Center City Healthcare, LLC d/b/a Hahnemann University Hospital began filing complaints in adversary proceedings, pursuant to sections 547, 548 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code, seeking to avoid and recover certain transfers made to the individual defendant(s) within 90 days prior to the commencement of the Debtors' Bankruptcy cases.

The Debtors in these chapter 11 cases are:  Center City Healthcare, LLC, Philadelphia Academic Health System, LLC, St. Christopher’s Healthcare, LLC, Philadelphia Academic Medical Associates, LLC, HPS of PA, L.L.C., SCHC Pediatric Associates, L.L.C., St. Christopher’s Pediatric Urgent Care Center, L.L.C., SCHC Pediatric Anesthesia Associates, L.L.C., StChris Care at Northeast Pediatrics, L.L.C., TPS of PA, L.L.C., TPS II of PA, L.L.C., TPS III of PA, L.L.C., TPS IV of PA, L.L.C., and TPS V of PA, L.L.C.

Approximately 109 such complaints have been filed so far.

The bankruptcy case and these adversary actions are before the Honorable Mary F. Walrath.

Procedural History:

On June 30, 2019 or July 1, 2019, the Debtors commenced a voluntary case under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Common Defenses in Preference Actions

The United States Bankruptcy Code provides many affirmative defenses to preference actions, contained within Section 547(c). For example, the most common defenses that may be available to a Defendant under Section 547(c) may include:

    •    the transfer was a contemporaneous exchange for new value given to the debtor (i.e., the debtor received something of value in exchange for the transfer); 11 U.S.C. §547(c)(1);

    •    after such transfer, Defendant gave new value to or for the benefit of the debtor (i.e., the Defendant extended additional credit to the Debtor after receiving the transfer) 11 U.S.C. §547(c)(4); or

    •    the transfer was in payment of a debt incurred by the debtor in the ordinary course of business or financial affairs of the debtor and the recipient (i.e., Defendant made the transfer under ordinary business terms). 11 U.S.C. §547(c)(2).

For more information, see our pages on Preference Defense Litigation: and Fraudulent Transfer Defense Litigation:

If you conducted business with Center City Healthcare or any of the debtors, and especially if a complaint has been filed against you or your business, even if not served yet, email us at or call the firm’s Wilmington offices directly at (302) 655-5303 to schedule an initial consultation. We can discuss the situation and share with you our initial observations at no charge.
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