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Supreme Court Update: Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District (15-827), Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc....

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Greetings, Court Fans! This morning, the Court issued its decision in Moore v. Texas (15-797), an important death-penalty case holding that Texas's outdated standard for determining whether a death-row inmate is...more

From Federal Procedure Rules to State Bar Association Rules —Lawyers Need Tech Skills to Remain Competent

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Today, amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect. Based on these amendments, litigators may want to brush up on their tech skills. In fact, litigators may be...more

Can The Illegality Defence Bar A Claim Against A Dishonest Director?

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In Jetivia SA & anr v Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) & ors [2015] UKSC 23, 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court ruled on the law of corporate attribution and the "illegality defence", which holds that a party cannot pursue a...more

Can The Illegality Defence Bar A Claim Against A Dishonest Director?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In Jetivia SA & anr v Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) & ors [2015] UKSC 23, 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court ruled on the law of corporate attribution and the "illegality defence", which holds that a party cannot pursue a...more

The Road Ahead for TransVantage Solutions, Inc.

The Chapter 7 Trustee appointed in the TransVantage Solutions, Inc. bankruptcy case ground the gears of the nation’s trucking industry this past April when he filed over 500 adversary complaints against common carriers,...more

Supreme Court Update: Elonis V. United States (13-983), Taylor V. Barkes (14-939) And Bank Of America V. Caulkett (13-1421)

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The Court handed down four opinions and a summary reversal to kick off the busiest month of the term. This update will cover Elonis v. United States (13-983), the much anticipated "Facebook threats" case, along with Taylor v....more

Supreme Court Update: Wellness International Network, Ltd. V. Shariff (13-935); Commil USA, LLC V. Cisco Systems, Inc. (13-896)...

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

This past week the Court released important decisions in the areas of bankruptcy law (Wellness International Network, Ltd v. Shariff (13-935), patent law (Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (13-896), and the False Claims...more

Supreme Court Update: Harris V. Viegelahn (14-400), Tibble V. Edison International (13-550), Henderson V. United States (13-1487)...

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As we approach June, the Court is attempting to clear out its docket, issuing six decisions Monday. We'll cover four short ones—all unanimous—here: Harris v. Viegelahn (14-400), holding that a debtor who converts from Chapter...more

Illegality, insolvency and fraudulent directors: Clarity at last?

by Reed Smith on

The Supreme Court recently handed down its judgment in Jetivia SA and another v Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others [2015] UKSC 23. The Court was unanimous in dismissing the appellants’ case that the claimants’ claims...more

Supreme Court Update: Warger V. Shauers (13-517), Integrity Staffing Solutions V. Busk (13-433) And Order List

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

We're back with summaries of the first signed decisions of the term, Warger v. Shauers (13-517) on whether Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) precludes juror testimony during a proceeding in which a party seeks to secure a new...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges [Video]

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Sept. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Two federal district judges tied for Judge of the Week on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes in Houston...more

Strict UK Litigation Privilege Test for Joint Liquidator Reports

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High Court holds that reports used by the Serious Fraud Office to obtain search and arrest warrants are not subject to litigation privilege in subsequent civil proceedings. ...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge  [Video]

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Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Clergy abuse victims may be going after a district judge on undisclosed grounds for recusal in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims  [Video]

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Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Money stolen from victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme is earmarked for someone who may have been an accomplice in the fraud, and the agreement is being kept secret by a federal district judge. ...more

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

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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

Trust Busting in Switzerland, Yves Klein, London, 13.05.11

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A description of Swiss law on the recognition of foreign trusts and of tools available under Swiss law to challenge them....more

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