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Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
Two-Pronged Approach to Defending Lawsuits – Interview with Dominic Picca, Member, Mintz Levin
Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin
What to Do When the Government Comes Calling – Interview with Peter Chavkin, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sex Doesn't Sell Enough to Avoid Bankruptcy
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Municipal Bankruptcies – Interview with Bill Kannel, Member, Mintz Levin
Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Our previews of the newest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket continue with Estate of Powell v. John C. Wunsch, P.C., a case from the Third Division of the First District which poses this question: does...more
This week's discussion looks at the potential timing limitations that can impact a claim filed against a defendant who has deceased. The discussion is done in the confines of Indiana's Probate Code and the recent Indiana...more
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Bjork v. O'Meara...
Before his death, decedent begins taking steps to transfer a bank account to the plaintiff. He dies...more
The Problem: So often a family member or friend is told by a Decedent that he will inherit some or all of an estate. The Decedent truly has that intention, but as he or she ages and becomes weak of mind, the Decedent is...more
Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in eight civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are...
About one-third of all Americans—through birth, divorce, and remarriage—are part of a stepfamily. But many of the laws governing familial relationships have lagged far behind this reality.
A good example...more
California courts have long wrestled with the question of whether a person's agreement to arbitration binds his or her heirs in a later wrongful death action arising out of his or her death. The California Supreme Court's...more
PETITION TO DETERMINE VALIDITY OF PURPORTED TRUST AMENDMENT; SUSPEND AND REMOVE CO-TRUSTEES AND APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE; FOR OTHER RELIEF FOR BREACH OF TRUST; FOR AN ACCOUNTING; FOR INSTRUCTIONS [PROBATE CODE...more