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On May 21, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit approved the settlement and dismissal of chapter 11 bankruptcy cases through a structured dismissal in rare instances. See Official Committee of...more
The Court took care of some additional throat-clearing on Monday, handing down three decisions: Kerry v. Din (13-1402), holding that no additional process was due a U.S. citizen whose husband's visa application was denied;...more
From theory to practice, planning to enforcement, the answers to 42 of the most frequently asked questions can help you prepare, cope, or respond to a restructuring.
This Client Alert answers some of the most...more
The Sixth Circuit held that GM was not obligated to contribute $450 million to fund retiree health benefits for UAW members because the most recent contract between the UAW and GM extinguished GM’s former obligation to...more
New Saudization Rules Proposed -
Saudization is the colloquial term used to refer to Saudi Arabia’s official government policy of encouraging the employment of Saudi Arabian nationals in the private sector. The policy...more
In the past decade, Chapter 11 practice has witnessed the rise of a new phenomenon: structured dismissals.1 Broadly speaking, the term structured dismissal is an umbrella term for a dismissal order that includes additional...more
Imagine: an employee is injured in a car accident with another driver who is at fault. The employee settles with the at-fault driver for the limits of her liability policy. The employee, whose injuries exceed the at-fault...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?
- Should Your Company Allow Pets for Take Your Dog to Work Day?
- Excerpt from Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or...more
Following Parliamentary approval in March 2015, there has been a level of uncertainty around the implementation timeline for certain company law and insolvency provisions. In particular, many of the changes to the Insolvency...more
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
On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois struck down recently enacted state public pension reform legislation on the grounds that the legislation violated the “pension protection clause” of the Illinois...more
Earlier this year, Orrick’s Restructuring team began a three-part look at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Chapter 11 Reform Report. In part one we looked at issues related to confirmation, valuation, financing and asset...more
On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Harris v. Viegelahn, No. 14-400, holding that when a debtor in bankruptcy converts from a Chapter 13 payment plan to Chapter 7 liquidation, any of the debtor’s post-petition...more
We're back with several recent decisions: Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar (13-1499), upholding a prohibition on the personal solicitation of campaign donations by judicial candidates; Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC (13-1019),...more
Bankruptcy courts will continue to confront issues involving social media assets for one primary reason: social media is now an indispensable part of the modern business model....more
A bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Texas recently wrote a 30-page opinion – and sent a man to jail for failure to comply with it – over a modern and unlikely issue: his Facebook page. ...more
CFTC Commissioner Bowen Argues for User Fees During House Subcommittee Hearing; Commissioner Wetjen Calls for Bankruptcy Law Amendments to Permit Individual Segregation of Customer Funds -
Commodity Futures Trading...more
Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would amend the Illinois Municipal Code to allow municipalities and other local government entities to file for bankruptcy. Representative Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has...more
This alert focuses on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (or "EMIR" as it is better known) which was introduced as the equivalent of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, to address a wide range of issues, many of which were...more
When a company begins experiencing financial difficulty, shareholders often ask whether they may be liable under the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act for violations by the company. When the...more
Towards the end of 2014, three federal courts explored developing issues under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2109 et. seq. Below is a summary of three...more
Detroit’s historic trip through Bankruptcy Court ended in December 2014 with the confirmation of the City’s Plan of Adjustment, which trimmed $7 billion in debt from the city’s balance sheet and promised improved resident...more
In a February 4, 2015 opinion, the bankruptcy judge presiding over Stockton, California's Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case approved Stockton's bankruptcy plan of adjustment.
In re City of Stockton, 2015 Bankr....more
As a reaction to the dramatic oil price volatility, many energy companies plan to streamline operations by reducing work force and shedding assets. Those who do so face tightening credit and decline in asset value that may...more
When the Lehman Brothers group imploded in September 2008, the impact of events on the Lehman Brothers UK pension scheme (the "Scheme") was not seen as a key concern for anyone other than the members themselves. Yet as time...more
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