Paul M. Ellis

Paul M. Ellis

Butler Snow LLP

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US Supreme Court: Statement of the Legal Theory Supporting a Claim Is Not Required in a Pleading

The US Supreme Court recently emphasized that pleadings under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not require a statement of the legal theory supporting the claim. In Johnson v. City of Shelby, 135 S. Ct. 346 (U.S. 2014),...more

3/18/2015 - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Johnson v City of Shelby Law Enforcement Notice Requirements Pleading Standards Retaliation SCOTUS Wrongful Termination

You Got To Show It If You Don’t Want To Blow It

The filing of a bankruptcy petition creates a bankruptcy estate that includes “all legal or equitable interests of the debtor in property as of the commencement of the case.” Highland Capital Mgmt. LP v. Chesapeake Energy...more

7/7/2014 - Commercial Bankruptcy Debt Collection Reorganizations

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