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Bankruptcy Bulletin Blamed for Blabbing Bondholders; New York Court Appoints Itself Arbiter of Who is “Legitimate Media”

by Bryan Cave on

We are all very used to (and very bored of) the on-going debate of what actually constitutes “the media” or “legitimate news.” In most instances, this sort of debate pits exclusive, Columbia-educated, “proper” journalists...more

Fore Warned: Fifth Circuit Sticks to its Guns

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

A prior prior Ask the Receiver® discussed the Fifth Circuit case Janvey v. The Golf Channel, Inc., 780 F. 3d 641 (5th Cir. 2015) (“Golf Channel I”). There the court found The Golf Channel liable to return $6,000,000 paid to...more

Texas Bankruptcy Court 'Likes' Facebook and Twitter Accounts as Property of the Reorganized Debtor

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Bankruptcy courts will continue to confront issues involving social media assets for one primary reason: social media is now an indispensable part of the modern business model....more

Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?

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A bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Texas recently wrote a 30-page opinion – and sent a man to jail for failure to comply with it – over a modern and unlikely issue: his Facebook page. ...more

Local Governments Facing Tough Times, Bankruptcy

What do Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes,California have in common? If you were thinking about warm weather, plenty of sunshine and the California lifestyle, you might be right, but that’s not the answer we’re...more

FCC Sets Limits on Use of Divestiture Trusts When Station Purchase Would Put Buyer in Violation of Multiple Ownership Rules

When one broadcast licensee company buys another, or when there is a restructuring of a company with broadcast ownership holdings that are grandfathered under current ownership rules, there often arises a need to divest...more

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