Polsinelli Podcasts - Supreme Court Closes Gap on Bankruptcy Issue
A Conversation with John Houghton on Asia Restructurings
Bennett Jones Spring 2014 Economic Outlook
Select Bankruptcy Issues for General Counsel – Part One
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
If I wasn't happy with my lawyer, can I appeal and show evidence I wanted to present?
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
What do creditors need to know about litigation in state court and bankruptcy court?
Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Time Lawyers Pricing Themselves Out
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
In Detroit’s ongoing restructuring effort, the city cleared a major hurdle last week by settling with its largest adversary, Syncora Guarantee, a New York based bond insurer. The settlement was negotiated just a week into the...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren and his wife Michelle Rundgren against JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase). Since the Rundgrens’ claims...more
A bankruptcy court in Pennsylvania recently held that trade creditors who supplied goods to a debtor prior to its bankruptcy filing were not entitled to administrative priority status under Bankruptcy Code section 503(b)(9)...more
In the first six months of 2014 the Supreme Court has already issued two opinions concerning the authority of the bankruptcy courts. The first opinion, Law v. Siegel, 134 S. Ct. 1188 (2014), was issued in March. In Law,...more
In the recent case of Davis v. Elliot Mgmt. Corp. (In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc.), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48102 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2014), the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision barring...more
As described in a previous post, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (“FIRREA”) requires that anyone with a claim against a failed bank must file a claim with the FDIC within 90 days of being...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Estate Planning attorney Beth Cohn discusses irrevocable trusts. She talks about how people use them and the process involved with them. She explains what decanting is and the...more
On July 18, 2013, the City of Detroit, Michigan commenced a bankruptcy case under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code as a result of over $18 billion dollars in accrued obligations and dwindling revenue sources. Since the...more
The U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides that a personal debt is not dischargeable if the debt had been occasioned by the debtor’s defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity. Courts of appeals had long disagreed about the...more
Round one of the fight between the City of Stockton, California and its creditors is finally over. On April 1, 2013, Bankruptcy Judge Christopher M. Klein held that Stockton satisfied the eligibility requirements for a...more
Below are links to some recent CrunchedCredit posts,including a preview of next week’s CREFC conference inMiami. For more information or to subscribe, visit us atCrunchedCredit.com. You can also sign up to receiveemail alerts...more
This is a follow up to our recent blog post discussing then pending Michigan legislation known as the “Local Financial Stability and Choice Act” or Public Act 436 (the “Financial Stability Act”), which will replace Public Act...more
In a ruling predicted by the Restructuring Review Blog last month, Judge Meredith A. Jury of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California rejected arguments by CalPERS that the Bankruptcy Court should lift...more
Cash security deposits (typically in the amount of one or two month’s rent) have been the traditional form of tenant credit enhancement required by commercial landlords. However, in instances where...more
UGG boots, thieving drug addicts, misappropriated sheep and the usual neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for December....more
Detroit’s increasingly distressed financial condition has created a dynamic and rapidly evolving situation where the potential of a Chapter 9 filing appears to be the subject of renewed discussion and legislative attention. ...more
The recent judgment of Saltri III Ltd v MD Mezzanine S.A. Sicar & Ors1 relates to the 2010 non-consensual restructuring of the Stabilus Group. The judgment provides a helpful overview of the way fiduciary relationships...more
This New Hampshire Public Radio Broadcast features Bernstein Shur Attorney Andru Volinsky.
The on-going fight between the state of New Hampshire and one of the nation’s largest insurance risk pool managers is an...more
California has seen a string of three Chapter 9 filings this year and faces a long line of distressed municipalities. Given this backdrop, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) figures to play a...more
This Reuters Article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Robert Keach.
Dec 3 (Reuters) - A commission to explore major changes to U.S. bankruptcy rules said on Monday that labor and benefits will be key issues during a host...more
On November 9, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced new, coordinated requirements with respect to the management of law firms for default servicing, bankruptcies, and related litigation. ...more
John Hanson, a former FBI Agent and practicing forensic accountant, takes you inside of his mind and behind the numbers of a Ponzi Scheme to answer the universal question: "Where did all that money go?"
Based on actual...more
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has announced a new pilot program that should substantially modify its enforcement strategy regarding pension liability for facility closures under ERISA Section 4062(e). Under...more
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The law no. 134 of 7 August 2012, published in the Official Gazette on 11 August 2012 (the “Reform”), has signed into law, with amendments, the Law Decree no. 83 of 22 June 2012, the so called “Law...more
In This Issue:
Renewable Energy Focus - BP off-loads assets as it withdraws from China's solar markets; Solyndra presses for bankruptcy plan OK over US objection; Fracking boom boosts water treatment business;...more
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