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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy Protection; May Have Broader Implications for Digital Currency Industry

On February 28, 2014, international Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, capping what is likely the most tumultuous month yet in the history of the controversial virtual currency. Mt. Gox—the...more

FACT Act Promises Transparency in Bankruptcy Trust Claims and Payments for Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos defendants are one step closer to greater transparency regarding the often illusive bankruptcy trust claims and payments. On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 982, the...more

Identity Theft and Bankruptcy

Over the last few years, I have read of several cases of bankruptcy related-identity theft. As if the Internet wasn't enough, smartphones, tablets and laptops make stealing a person's identity easier than ever....more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 22, 2012

Table of Contents: - Pearson Education Inc. v. Almgren - Eighth Circuit affirms bankruptcy court’s order striking textbook publishers’ demand for jury trial on copyright infringement damages, granting minimum...more

Why Prevention May Be Much Less Costly Than a Cure - If There Even Is a Cure - When Dealing With Privacy and Security Matters

We routinely hear stories about “data breaches,” “identity theft,” “credit monitoring,” and other data loss-related events in the media. These reports are becoming more frequent – almost routine – and may run the risk of...more

New York Bankruptcy Court Rejects Comity Based on Public Policy Exception to the Grant of Comity to Non-U.S. Orders

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

Beware of Bankruptcy through Online Identity Theft

You might be surprised that identity theft can lead to bankruptcy. In fact, every year millions of Americans are cheated out of approximately $500 million through credit card fraud. This amount is substantial enough to be a...more

Ortiz v. Aurora Health Care, Inc. (In re Ortiz), No. 10-3465 (7th Cir. Dec. 30, 2011)

Ortiz v. Aurora Health Care, Inc. (In re Ortiz), No. 10-3465 (7th Cir. Dec. 30, 2011) The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the debtors’ appeal of the bankruptcy court’s dismissal of the debtors’ state law...more

Will I be able to keep all of my assets if I file for chapter 7 bankruptcy? (Part 2)

If you are contemplating bankruptcy and want to know how you keep assets, or are concerned about keeping a particular asset dear to you, this blog post is worth the read! Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr. Phone: (508)...more

Points & Authorities - Special Issue Fall 2011

In This Issue: - A Good Way to Give Bad News: Recent Amendment to California’s Breach Notification Statute - Accountable Care Organizations: The Private Sector Will Lead - New Faces - Points from the...more

A Moment of Privacy -- October 2011

Q: Could my privacy policy hinder the liquidation of my company's assets? A: Possibly, yes. Since defunct online toy store Toysmart's privacy policy precluded its liquidation sale of its customer list a decade ago, most...more

InfoBytes, September 2, 2011 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • Courts • Miscellany • Firm News • Firm Publications • Mortgages • Securities • Litigation • Privacy/Data Security Excerpt from "Courts" Bankruptcy Panel...more

Is Your New Friend on Facebook Really a Debt Collector?

In this article I discuss a disturbing new trend of debt collectors using platforms such as Facebook to harass people over unpaid debts....more

Maple v. Colonial Orthopaedics

Federal Bankruptcy Court Finds that Privacy Rights Apply in Bankruptcy

Defendant filed a Proof of Claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The Proof Claim consisted of medical information, social security numbers and other personally identifiable information. The Plaintiffs filed suit for violation of...more

Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt et al.

Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt et al.

The Supreme Court of Georgia held caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases unconstitutional. ...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 14, 2009

IN THIS BRIEF: *California Supreme Court Clarifies Workplace Privacy Limits In Video Surveillance Case *Company’s Bankruptcy Does Not Prevent Personal Liability For Wage Violations *News Bites ..PG&E Overtime...more

Sports Law Newsletter - July 30, 2009

IN THIS NEWSLETTER: *Jim Brown v. Electronic Arts: Can Hall of Fame Football Player Jim Brown Score a Touchdown Against EA for Scrambling His Image? *A New Marketplace for Sports Franchises: Bankruptcy Court Please...more

Financial Services Report, Fall 2007

In this issue: On the Edge MoFo Metrics Beltway Report Ahead of the Summons Privacy Report California Report Operations Report Firm Offer Update Credit Card Report Arbitration Report Mortgage Report Creditor’s...more

International Legal News Volume 4 Issue 1 - January 12, 2007

In this Issue: *DISCOVERY VS. PRIVACY: WHEN LAWS IMPLEMENTING THE E.U. DIRECTIVE ON DATA PROTECTION CONFLICT WITH U.S. DISCOVERY RULES Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., Texas by David. E. Sharp *THE NEW CZECH LABOUR CODE...more

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