BigLaw Recruiter: We Didn't Kill Dewey & LeBoeuf
What are the steps of an appeal?
Polsinelli Podcasts: Out-of-Court Alternatives to Bankruptcy
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
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Caribbean Islands Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) v First Caribbean International Bank (Cayman) Limited (unreported) -
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SC19151, SC19158 - Weiss v. Smulders -
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I don't know any lawyers who specialize in winding up corporations, but if any of you are out there, you should read this post.
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In this issue:
- Background of dispute
- Tax reassessments
- Harassment of Yukos
- Settlement offers
- “Rigged” auction
- Harassment of PwC
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The following is an executive summary of the “need to know” bankruptcy concepts as they impact creditors in business insolvencies.
CHAPTER 11 vs. CHAPTER 7 -
- Chapter 11 is technically used for bankruptcy...more
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In This Issue:
- Appellate Court Vacates Order Denying Franchisor’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction; District Court Then Grants Summary Judgment To Franchisor And Enters Final Injunction:
In H&R Block Tax...more
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