"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
What should I do when I receive a letter from a prosecutor?
Two-Pronged Approach to Defending Lawsuits – Interview with Dominic Picca, Member, Mintz Levin
Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Elmo Sex Scandal: More Accusers May Come Forward, Says Lawyer
Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
The Bankruptcy Code offers several advantages for the creditors of financially distressed individuals and corporations, including federal court supervision of a possibly untrustworthy debtor and mitigation of the risk of...more
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
In a striking decision earlier this year, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury’s findings of liability for breach of fiduciary duties and ‘deepening insolvency,’ and the award of $2.25 million in compensatory...more
As reported in our February 2014 edition, the bankruptcy court estimating Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC’s asbestos liability uncovered significant evidence “that the last 10 years of its participation in the tort system...more
The Commission brought an action against a securities law recidivist and his entities who had raised about $22 million in a fraudulent investment scheme. When the action was filed a temporary freeze order was obtained. Later...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
Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed approval of a $45 million class action settlement that had been reached with three credit reporting agencies in Radcliffe v. Experian...more
The Supreme Court of Canada overturned the Ontario Court of Appeal today in what is one of the most highly-anticipated cases for the pension and insolvency bars pending before the courts. In Indalex (Re) 2013 SCC 6, the court...more
On July 17, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) can pursue certain RMBS-related claims against affiliates of...more
May 23 (Bloomberg Law) -- Chris Whalen, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how the so-called in pari delicto defense stops...more
Three cases provide examples of situations in which the courts considered an outside overseer.
Allegations of impropriety by a bankrupt company's management can fuel heated litigation in bankruptcy cases — including...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
In This Issue:
The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits - Madoff's Legacy; The Bark of the Claw Back is Worse than its Bite; and The Latest Battle: to Withdraw or not to Withdraw the Reference.
Excerpt from The...more
Asserting a fraudulent transfer claim is one of the most powerful tools a debtor in possession or trustee has under the Bankruptcy Code. Of course, a debtor can only seek to avoid a transfer of property in which it had an...more
On September 27, 2011, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued an important ruling in the action commenced by Irving Picard ("Trustee"), trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC ("Madoff"), against a group of individuals...more
In This Issue:
- BARSTOW BOUNCES BACK by Dennis J. Whittlesey
- SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS A REALLY ANGRY TRIBE… by Dennis J. Whittlesey
An Excerpt From: BARSTOW BOUNCES BACK
With the announcement...more
A business that has no measures in place to protect itself from customers that go bust, risk going bust themselves. Indeed if a key account that generates 60% of revenue becomes insolvent that will have serious implications...more
When a tenant leaves goods at the premises at the end of its lease, the landlord may want to dispose those goods so that he can re-let the premises. In this article, Ben Lomer and Michelle Farmer, of Druces LLP's Dispute...more
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