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Advertising Law - July 2015 #2

EPIC Drives Uber Complaint to FTC - Uber’s recent legal woes continue. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) challenged the ride-sharing company’s new privacy policy and requested that the Federal Trade...more

[Event] Financial Distress in the Energy Sector: Managing Exposure and Leveraging Opportunities - July 23, Boston, MA

Locke Lord is pleased to bring this important and timely discussion to Boston. By leveraging the extensive experience our lawyers bring to the table from the energy, restructuring & insolvency and private equity sectors, we...more

Business Litigation Report - May 2015

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Patent Infringement in the Digital Age: How a Dispute About Tooth Aligners Led to a Fight About the ITC’s Jurisdiction over Electronic Transmissions - Noted With...more

RadioShack bankruptcy court approves sale of personal information collected by debtor

Earlier this year, an affiliate of the hedge fund Standard General LP assumed more than 1,700 RadioShack® store leases in an auction sale in the electronics retailer’s bankruptcy. Standard General reportedly plans to partner...more

FTC, State Regulators, and Apple Weigh in on RadioShack Customer Data Sale

RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware bankruptcy court in February, seeking a court-supervised sale of $1.2 billion in assets. Included in the sale is a database of customer information from about 1,700...more

Bankruptcy Sales of Personally Identifiable Information: Does it Satisfy the Privacy Policy?

Companies that are looking to sell, transfer or buy personally identifiable information (“PII”) via bankruptcy asset sales would be wise to confirm that such a transfer is consistent with the debtor’s privacy policy. If it...more

Bankruptcy sales for distressed hospitals: 4 questions to ask before you begin

Over the last several years, a wide range of healthcare companies, among them hospitals, home health agencies and continuing care facilities, have faced financial distress as a result of declining revenues, high operating...more

Advertising Law - August 2014 #3

FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review - It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced. Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been...more

Solar Bankruptcy Trustee Sues For $950 Million

The trustee in bankruptcy for Energy Conversion Devices, parent of United Solar of Greenville, is suing three Chinese solar panel companies. The allegations filed in Federal District Court in Detroit against Trina Solar Ltd,...more

Business Litigation Report -- September 2013

In This Issue: ..Private Antitrust Litigation in the UK ..First Decision by PTO Under America Invents Act Invalidates Business Method Patent ..September 2013: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation...more

Failure to Adequately Allege Lack of Supply Cross-Elasticity Dooms Attempted Monopolization Action to "Quick Look" Dismissal

GULF STATES REORGANIZATION GROUP, INC. V. NUCOR CORP. (11th Cir. July 15, 2013) No. 11-14983. - In 1999, Gulf States Steel, Inc., a participant in a market described as “black hot rolled coil steel” filed a petition...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR  [Video]

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The strength of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust suit to block the merger between AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. is the first topic on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and...more

Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era  [Video]

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Davis Polk Partner Randall Guynn speaks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how Dodd-Frank's orderly liquidation authority (OLA) gives lawmakers better choices when faced with the failure of complex...more

Clear Skies Seen Ahead for the American Airlines/U.S. Airways Merger

The recently announced merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways creates a new carrier that is a behemoth by any measure. The combined airline will have revenues of $39 billion, slightly larger than the current revenue...more

Inside the Mind and Behind the Numbers: Ponzi Schemes

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

In re Lear: Litigants Enjoined from Pursuing Pre-Plan Effective Date Antitrust Claims

On February 10, 2012, Judge Allan L. Gropper of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held that certain plaintiffs alleging antitrust violations against Lear Corporation and its reorganized debtor...more

National Settlement Executive Summary 2012

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF MULTISTATE/FEDERAL SETTLEMENT OF FORECLOSURE MISCONDUCT CLAIMS written by Philip A. Lehman, Assistant Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, North Carolina Department of Justice. The...more

The lawyer's smoking gun: insolvency, fraud and privilege

Directors may rely on the company lawyer's confidential advice, only to find it released to prosecutors or regulators by a liquidator. Is that allowed? read on...more

A Moment of Privacy -- October 2011

Q: Could my privacy policy hinder the liquidation of my company's assets? A: Possibly, yes. Since defunct online toy store Toysmart's privacy policy precluded its liquidation sale of its customer list a decade ago, most...more

In re Los Angeles Dodgers LLC

Affidavit in Support of Debtors' Chapter 11 Petitions and First Day Motions Filed By Los Angeles Dodgers LLC

The Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday in the bankruptcy court in Delaware. An declaration filed with the bankruptcy court by Jeffrey Ingram, the Dodgers'...more

Longoria Partner in Beso files Motion in Bankruptcy Court

Mali Nachum, one of Eva Longoria’s partners in the restaurant Beso in Las Vegas is seeking legal action against Beso’s move to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which she described as ‘fatally flawed’. Nachum’s contention is...more

Bankruptcy of Quigley Unit of Pfizer to Continue

In September last year, bankruptcy judge Stuart M. Bernstein overruled the application of Quigley Company Inc to exit bankruptcy for the fourth time in its Chapter 11 plan. In his ruling, Judge Bernstein found that Pfizer,...more

Sale of the Century-Five Days in September

In September 2008 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. (collectively, “Lehman”) sold their historically coveted brokerage business to Barclays Capital Inc. Many believe the sale was necessary to prevent a...more

The “Police Power” Clash Continues: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Reverses the Bankruptcy...

The “police and regulatory power” exception to the automatic stay in 11 U.S.C. § 362(b)(4)1 and its application to 19 U.S.C. § 3372 investigations by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has recently yielded...more

Countrywide Home Loans Will Pay $108,000,000 to Customers Affected by its Unfair Lending Practices -- and Give Adequate Notice of...

Summary: After two years of investigating Countrywide Home Loans Inc., the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) in Washington wrapped up litigation concerning Countrywide’s improper conduct in servicing home loans. As part of the...more

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