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UK Government Consults on Mandatory Supply of IT Services to Insolvent Customers

The UK Government has released a long awaited consultation document proposing new controls on IT suppliers’ dealings with customers facing insolvency. To a degree this brings the termination provisions of the UK’s...more

Flaa v. Montano, C.A. No. 9146-VCG (Del. Ch. May 29, 2014) (Glasscock, V.C.)

In this post-trial decision in a proceeding pursuant to 8 Del. C. § 225, the Court of Chancery invalidated stockholder action by written consent on the ground that the proxy solicitation materials failed to disclose an...more

Secured Lender Protection Limited When Bitcoin is Collateral

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas granted recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code of the bankruptcy proceeding in Japan of failed bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox. Mt. Gox shut down after claiming to...more

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - March 2014

Publication of 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions - On February 21, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. announced the publication of the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions, which...more

Bitcoin - Turbulent Waters - Part Seven

“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, continued to attract a lot of attention. The sudden demise of Mt. Gox (Japan), one of the largest bitcoin exchanges, adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual...more

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

Gone Baby Gone — Recovery of Stolen Bitcoins in Mt. Gox Bankruptcy

Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan alleging that nearly all of the exchanges’ 850,000 bitcoins worth half-a-billon dollars had been looted by hackers. Customers were left asking whether any of their bitcoins are...more

Business Litigation Report -- February 2014

In This Issue - Firm News: ..Kathleen Sullivan Featured in December 2013 The American Lawyer Cover Story ..Quinn Emanuel Named to BTI’s 2014 “Client Service A-Team” Honor Roll Main Article: ..Overview...more

Recent Ruling May Put Dent In Ability of Government to Seize Domain Names

A November 2013 ruling from the United States District Court in a bankruptcy case may create an obstacle for a tactic increasingly popular among federal prosecutors – the seizure of a defendant company’s domain name....more

Storm Cloud for Insolvency Practitioners?

Cloud and Insolvency - With the increasing popularity of cloud computing, more companies are taking advantage of cheap, efficient and globally available data storage options....more

Data Protection Act – Obligations of Liquidators

A judgment recently handed down from the High Court clarifies the obligations of liquidators under the Data Protection Act 1998, providing them with greater personal protection from fines or other sanctions. Reed Smith...more

Technology Licenses in the Context of a Licensor's Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Intellectual property rights are critical to various economic sectors. Many companies depend on licensed technology to operate and survive. The licensor-licensee relationship may deteriorate, especially if the licensor starts...more

Business Litigation Report -- April 2013

In This Issue: - Firm News: DoJ Star Healthcare Fraud Prosecutor Joins Washington, D.C. Office; and Quinn Emanuel Wins Top Honors at the Inaugural U.S. Benchmark Annual Awards - Main...more

A PowerPoint Sample for Business Trial Lawyers

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers recently asked Cogent Legal to prepare the graphics for a presentation on mock trials. The panel consisted of some of the best jury consultants in the country exploring the factors...more

What Happens to a Technology Licensee’s Rights if the Licensor Goes Bankrupt?

When a company’s losses and obligations send it into bankruptcy, one of its most powerful tools available in trying to reorganize and emerge is Section 365 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Section 365 allows the bankrupt company...more

The Cloud: What goes up must come down

A recent Gmail outage reminds us that the cloud is not always up. What goes up must come down. Servers crash. Companies go bankrupt. When a cloud service provider fails or the technology falters, what happens to the servers...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

MF Global Creditors take action in wake of Bankruptcy

Since the bankruptcy filing of MF Global on October 30, the brokerage firm’s creditors have started to take action to recover their losses. These include suing the company’s advisers, searching for assets overseas and seeking...more

Quinn Emanuel Business Litigation Report - February 2011

Firm News: Patent Trial Lawyer Gillian Thackray Joins San Francisco Office Quinn Emanuel IP Partner Victoria Maroulis Named One of the Top 45 Women Lawyers Under 45 by The American Lawyer Quinn Emanuel Selected as...more

Chapter11Cases.com Launches Database of Over 5,000 Key Bankruptcy Court Filings Available for Only 99 Cents

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2011) – Chapter11Cases.com today launched a database of over 5,000 of the most important bankruptcy court pleadings filed since the beginning of 2008 with each document available to anyone...more

Strategies Relating to the US Bankruptcy Laws and Information Technology

There are many issues that arise in connection with drafting, negotiating, and enforcing license terms and conditions respecting bankruptcy and related source code escrow provisions. This article focuses on §365(n) of the US...more

Dot-Coms Start To Face The Prospect Of Bankruptcy

In recent weeks there has been growing attention upon dot-coms running out of working capital. Attention has initially focused on Peapod Inc., drkoop.com Inc and CDNow.Inc. Each of these companies has recently issued its...more

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