Read Bankruptcy Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
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)
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
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A recent shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware highlights a disturbing rise in violence in and around courts. Mary...more
Baseball star-cum would-be financial magnate Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to six-and-a-half months in prison this week for hiding assets from his bankruptcy estate....more
October 26, 2012 - International & Transnational Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions...more
Breaking the bankruptcy law could have serious criminal consequences. It is so important to disclose everything, be honest and act with integrity in bankruptcy....more
July 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about the week's bankruptcy news and legal developments in the Peregrine and San...more
Russell Wasendorf Sr., the chief executive of the futures brokerage firm Peregrine Financial Group, violated section 1001(a)(1) & (3) of Title 18 by “making and using false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of...more
On July 3, HM Treasury published a consultation paper on sanctions for the directors of failed banks.
June 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about a recent report released by James Giddens, trustee in the MF Global bankruptcy case,...more
STATEMENT OF FACTS
The Debtor is first compelled to address and correct one of many misstatements of opposing counsel, in that the Debtor is not in a position to know with any degree of certainty the identity of the owner...more
DEBTOR’S OBJECTION & OPPOSITION TO WELLS FARGO BANK'S MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM AUTOMATIC STAY
STATEMENT OF FACTS
1. The Debtor is first compelled to address and correct one of many misstatements of opposing counsel, in...more
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
$499 Bankruptcy – Is that for real????
$499, $899, low price, or free bankruptcy advice were a few of the advertisements I saw while searching bankruptcy terms today on Google. Most of these ads were appearing in the Google...more
What’s included in the attorney fees I’m paying?
What are you paying for when you hire an attorney? You are paying for the attorney’s time, expertise and for service to start with. Almost all of my cases are handled on a...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
A federal bankruptcy court in Oakland, California became the venue where a crowd of angry investors went to confront the man they said caused them to lose millions of dollars of their savings. About 3,000 of them gathered,...more
An appeals court decision may pave the way for investors to defend against "clawback" suits....more
In this Issue:
*FEATURED Q&A: Will Mexico's New Banking Sector Rules Have Their Intended Effect?
*Brazilian Regulator Formally Approves Itaú-Unibanco Merger
*Venezuelan Government Seeking Extradition of Prominent...more
An investment company’s representation that certain energy bonds were backed by the State of Georgia—when they were in fact guarantied by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.—could subject the firm to liability for securities...more
Updated from our original March 13, 2010 post
Friday saw the release of the 2,200-page report by Anton Valukas on the Lehman Brothers collapse. Valukas was appointed examiner by the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee probing the...more
This is our second update regarding the collapse of securities firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“BMIS”) and the associated fraud scheme to which its founder, Bernard Madoff, admitted in December.
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