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Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Elmo Sex Scandal: More Accusers May Come Forward, Says Lawyer
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Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
In This Issue:
- How Safe are the Bankruptcy Code Safe Harbors?
- Stockton’s Chapter 9 Plan Approval
- Delaware Chancery Court Clarifies Fiduciary Duties of Insolvent Corporation Directors in Derivative...more
Directors owe duties to their company to act in good faith in the interests of the company, but how far can they avoid liability if they rely on their fellow directors, or if they are outvoted in a collective decision? A...more
Unsecured creditors in chapter 11 cases face the prospect of two financial blows: the possibility of not receiving full payment of their claims and the cost of attorney's fees for defending their interests....more
The U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides that a personal debt is not dischargeable if the debt had been occasioned by the debtor’s defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity. Courts of appeals had long disagreed about the...more
In This Issue:
- Mark Melton Has Become Of Counsel To The Firm
- Franchisor 101: Personal Liability In New York For A Franchisor's Owners
- Franchisee 101: Beer & Wine Franchisees Enjoy Protection From...more
The Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) recently released an important decision relating to how provincial clean up orders against corporations may be treated when that corporation enters creditor...more
In a ruling disposing of two appeals, the U.K. Supreme Court has held that the enforcement of foreign bankruptcy rulings in England will in certain circumstances be more difficult than had previously been thought. The two...more
The UK Supreme Court decision in Rubin v Eurofinance SA and what it means for BVI and Cayman -
This article sets out the potential impact in the BVI and Cayman of the much anticipated Supreme Court decision in Rubin v....more
On June 6, 2012, Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved a $2.875 million key employee incentive plan (“KEIP”) in the Velo Holdings bankruptcy cases over the...more
On June 21, 2012, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the Southern District of New York approved a $40 million settlement in an RMBS class action brought by Locals 302 and 612 of the International Union of Operating Engineers –...more
On June 13, 2012, Judge Harlin D. Hale of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas refused to enforce provisions of a Mexican plan of reorganization that purported to extinguish guarantees by the...more
In an eloquent account of consensual merger negotiations between Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials, the two largest players in the domestic aggregates business, Chancellor Leo Strine of the Court of Chancery of Delaware...more
Originally published in New York Law Journal - Volume 247—NO. 85, Thursday, May 3, 2012.
On April 10, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in In re Quigley issued an opinion adopting a narrow...more
In this appeal, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed an interim fee award of $2.5 million to plaintiff’s attorneys, which the Court of Chancery granted following its decision in Kurz v. Holbrook, 989 A.2d 140 (Del. Ch. 2010),...more
The Delaware Chancery Court recently found that exigent circumstances necessitated the appointment of a receiver for an insolvent company under section 291 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL). The insolvent company...more
Companies that are facing seemingly insurmountable financial difficulties can often turn to chapter 11 for relief. Some of the key advantages of filing chapter 11 to successfully resolve a company’s financial woes...more
On November 7, 2011, the SIPC Trustee (the "Trustee") announced that MF Global Inc. ("MFGI") commodity customer accounts that had not yet been transferred by the Trustee can now be transferred provided that the account holder...more
In This Issue:
Unfair Prejudice: An Abuse of Process?; Recent ISDA Cases; Working Towards Implementation: Jackson and the CJC; Supreme Court Clarifies the Anti-Deprivation Rule; Contractual and...more
All of a debtor’s assets are subject to account for the performance of its obligations, except for those assets which, pursuant to law, are inalienable or cannot be attached.
Insolvency is an economic...more
On February 11, 2011, the Hon. Alan Gold of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a 113 page opinion and order quashing the bankruptcy court's order requiring the lenders involved in...more
On October 21, 2010, the Ninth Circuit overruled what many thought to be well-settled law, and held that a bankruptcy trustee does not have standing to pursue alter ego claims, at least in cases governed by California law....more
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts recently denied a motion for summary judgment on the issue of damages by investors in Access Cardiosystems, Inc. against one of the defendants, Randall Fincke. The...more
When alter ego is alleged, the question may arise as to whether the theory is to be applied generally (i.e., for all of the creditors) or specifically (i.e., in the particular case presented by the creditor).
In Favila v. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 188 Cal. App. 4th 189 (2d Dist. 2010), the California Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s denial of plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend its complaint and dismissal of...more
In this article, Susannah Robinson, a Solicitor in Druces LLP's commercial litigation department, describes the most significant processes available to Judgment Creditors to enforce Judgment Debts....more
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