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Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Smolinsky Sees Similarities Between Reader's Digest, Kodak
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Bankruptcy and Insolvency. It's not as bad as you think!
Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims
Consultant: More Big Law Firms Will "Implode"
Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise
Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case
A Better 2012 for BigLaw (With Big Asterisks)
In this Issue:
- Lenders Beware
- International Insolvency Laws: Will One Size Fit All? The Debate Continues
- ‘Fair and Equitable’ Means More Than Amortization Schedule
- Pre-Petition Security License...more
As 2012 winds down and we all recover from what I’m sure was a wonderful Festivus celebration (I know I’m still feeling the effects of a particularly bloody Feats of Strength and an overly ambitious Airing of Grievances...more
Our newest website - www.courtreads.com - offers completely free access to over 150,000 documents filed in hundreds of the largest current corporate bankruptcy cases, including cases under chapter 9, chapter 11, and chapter...more
Most have probably heard today’s news that Hostess Brands is going out of business. This is sad news on many fronts, the most significant of which is the loss of livelihood for some 18,000 individuals....more
In its recent decision in Valley Bank and Trust Company v. Spectrum Scan, LLC (In re Tracy Broadcasting Corp.), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit overturned lower court decisions that were casting serious doubt...more
Originally published in the October 2012 issue of The Bankruptcy Strategist.
Much has been written over the past 20-plus years, in court decisions and scholarly articles, about the omission of “trademarks” from the...more
The U.S. Bankruptcy Code generally limits a Chapter 11 debtor-licensor’s ability to reject intellectual property licenses, but trademark licenses are not subject to such limitations. Trademark license agreements that are...more
What do Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes,California have in common?
If you were thinking about warm weather, plenty of sunshine and the California lifestyle, you might be right, but that’s not the answer we’re...more
Licensees of intellectual property, especially trademarks, may breathe easier thanks to a Circuit-splitting decision authored by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month. In Sunbeam Products, Inc. v. Chicago...more
In reaction to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Lubrizol Enterprises, Inc. v. Richmond Metal Finishers, Inc., 756 F.2d 1043 (4th Cir. 1985), in which the court held that a licensee of patents,...more
FiberTower Corporation (OTC: FTWRQ)
FiberTower Network Services Corp.
FiberTower Licensing Corp.
FiberTower Spectrum Holdings, LLC
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
In the last two weeks, the 6th Circuit and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals each issued decisions on important intellectual property issues in bankruptcy.
In the first decision, the 6th Circuit held that bankruptcy's...more
On July 9, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit significantly strengthened the potential ability of licensees to trademarks, international intellectual property, and other rights to continue to...more
On July 9, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Sunbeam Products, Inc. v. Chicago American Mfg., LLC (No. 11-3920), a case that addresses the effect of a bankruptcy trustee's...more
In This Issue:
- Brinker: Meal and Rest Periods Clarified, But...
- Dodd-Frank and Bankruptcy Law
- New Faces: Points from the President
- Celebrity Brands: To Wed or Not to Wed?
- How Safe is your...more
On March 30, 2012, Judge Sidney H. Stein of the District Court for the Southern District of New York held that a claimant’s affirmative defense of recoupment was not extinguished by the debtor’s section 363(f) sale. Hispanic...more
In re Dr. Jurgen Toft, Case No. 11-1049 (ALG) (S.D.N.Y. Bank. Ct. 2011), a typically sound and erudite decision by the Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, is something of a close-to-must read for the...more
There’s been a lot of ink spilled on Duets Blog about the long saga of the Tavern on the Green, here, here and here. The last we heard, back in March of 2010, was that a judge had ordered the cancellation of the trademark...more
Teltronics Inc, Florida’s telecommunications equipment manufacturer has filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy exit plan that includes selling off its assets. However, little has been revealed in the form of details about the...more
When an FCC licensee goes bankrupt, the question of how to treat the interests of secured lenders is the one that, from time to time, comes up for debate. Two recent cases deal with this issue – one appearing to be an...more
In a recent decision1 involving TerreStar Networks, Inc., and its affiliates (“TerreStar” or the “Debtors”), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held that the Debtors’ noteholders held a...more
When one broadcast licensee company buys another, or when there is a restructuring of a company with broadcast ownership holdings that are grandfathered under current ownership rules, there often arises a need to divest...more
This two-part article provides an overview of the main issues faced and decisions to be made by a trademark licensor whose licensee has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. It covers the following four scenarios: (i) if the...more
-State Law and Regulatory Developments
–Common Themes in State Debt Adjusting Law Developments in 2011
-Revised Uniform-Debt Management Services Act
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