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Argued: November 14, 2008

Before: MINER, HALL, and LIVINGSTON, Circuit Judges.*fn1

In this bankruptcy proceeding, secured creditor, Aretex LLC (“Aretex”), and its affiliates, WestPoint International, Inc. (“WestPoint International”) and WestPoint Home, Inc. (“WestPoint Home”), collectively, “Aretex Group,” and Wilmington Trust Co. (“Wilmington Trust”), the administrative agent for the junior secured creditors, appellants-cross-appellees in this matter, appeal principally from orders entered on November 16, 2005, and October 9, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Swain, J.). The District Court reversed the orders of the Bankruptcy Court (Drain, J.) permitting (1) the distribution of unregistered securities and subscription rights to satisfy the liens held by senior secured creditors and (2) the distribution of the remaining subscription rights to junior secured creditors. Objecting senior secured creditors, Contrarian Funds, LLC (“Contrarian Funds”), Satellite Senior Income Fund, LLC (“Satellite Fund”), CP Capital Investments, LLC (“Capital Investments”), Wayland Distressed Opportunities Fund 1-B, LLC (“Distressed Funds I”), Wayland Distressed Opportunities Fund 1-C, LLC (“Distressed Funds II”), collectively, the “Contrarians,” and Beal Bank, S.S.B. (“Beal Bank”), the administrative agent and collateral trustee for the senior secured creditors, appellees-cross-appellants in this matter, cross-appeal, inter alia, from the orders of the District Court to the extent that they affirm the Bankruptcy Court’s order of adequate protection payments to the junior secured creditors.

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