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Puerto Rico Debt Recovery Act Ruled Unconstitutional1

On Friday February 6, the Puerto Rico Federal District Court ruled the Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act (the “Recovery Act”) unconstitutional. Franklin Calif. Tax-Free Trust, et al. v. Comm. Of Puerto Rico et al., (D.P.R.,...more

2/14/2015 - Bankruptcy Code Chapter 9 Contract Impairment Contracts Clause Debt Debt Relief Mootness Municipal Bankruptcy Preemption PREPA Puerto Rico Ripeness Supremacy Clause Takings Clause The Recovery Act

Commentary: Five Lessons from the Municipal Derivatives Litigation Front

Pre-financial crisis, interest rate derivatives were widely recognized as a valuable part of the municipal issuer’s financial toolkit. Post-crisis, they have been a thorn in the side of many issuers, resulting in expensive...more

6/17/2013

Second Circuit Rules That Payments Made To Purchase Notes Are Exempt from Avoidance Under Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held, on June 10, 2013, that payments made by a company to purchase notes issued by an affiliate were transfers made in connection with a “securities contract,” and...more

6/12/2013 - Commercial Loans Exemptions Preferential Transfers Purchase Agreement Securities Trustees

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