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International Bank of Commerce asks for loan payment in Reagor-Dykes case

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International Bank of Commerce Wednesday filed objections in bankruptcy court to the use of cash collateral that has kept the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group operating on a bare-bones budget. IBC claims it has not received monthly loan payments since right before the bankruptcy filing.

This follows Ford Motor Credit's lawsuit filed July 31 claiming Reagor-Dykes owes it around $116 million and Reagor-Dykes' subsequent filing for bankruptcy protection. Ford Credit has since described this as perhaps the largest case of floor-plan-financing fraud in U.S. history.

IBC's filing states it has loans of about $35 million with various Reagor-Dykes entities. In the filing this is worded as "IBC and RDAG entered into an approximately $35 million credit facility". The filing does not state the amount of back loan payments due.

The principal borrower is D and R Acquisitions, L.L.C., which is not among companies that filed for bankruptcy protection. This filing states D and R as well as RD7 Investments, L.L.C. are owners of most of the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group's properties, including the vast majority of its dealerships. "In most instances, each Debtor-Dealerships is a tenant, and Acquisitions or RD7 (collectively, "Landlords") is its landlord under a commercial lease."

IBC claims an operational budget presented Aug. 3 with a request to use cash collateral included a line item for rent to be paid, but IBC has not received any such payment. The second collateral use order a few weeks ago required Ford Motor Credit's consent to pay rent. Because of this, IBC claims Reagor-Dykes is at least two months behind on rent payments.

Because of this default, IBC states it has the right to foreclose; this could lead to IBC or another purchaser owning the dealership locations.

IBC states the financial situation makes it difficult for Reagor-Dykes to reorganize financial affairs under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, "thereby prejudicing all creditors and other parties in interest."

IBC asks future cash collateral budgets and authorization to use cash collateral allow for full and timley rent payment. The next court hearing on the cash collateral use is Thursday morning. 


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