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S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
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Analysis of Oral Arguments in the Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the Supreme Court
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Justices Kagan & Sotomayor Do 180s On Video At High Court
With Probable Cause and Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Supreme Court Would Rather Keep Things Fluid
Hot Trends in Federal Enforcement on the Web in 2013 from Ifrah Law Partners
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Newsbreak: Your Rights
Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
What Next for the NLRB?
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Former Solicitor General Ted Olson Discusses 2013's Biggest Supreme Court Case—His.
May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Rodge Cohen, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia why the recent bailout of Cyprus's banking sector was a unique situation and not necessarily a template for dealing with...more
Even one year removed from the Supreme Court’s decision in Stern v. Marshall, which challenged the jurisdiction of a lower bankruptcy court, many practitioners and lenders alike are still left with unanswered questions...more
On December 4, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit added to the growing body of case law delineating the extent of bankruptcy courts’ jurisdiction in the wake the Supreme Court’s decision in Stern...more
Before the Supreme Court’s seminal ruling in Stern v. Marshall, bankruptcy courts regularly entered final orders in fraudulent conveyance actions and other “core” matters. In Stern v. Marshall, the Supreme Court ruled that...more
On December 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court holding that a bankruptcy trustee lacked standing to sue former directors of an insolvent bank holding company for alleged...more
A federal bankruptcy court judge has held that Washington Mutual, Inc. (WMI), a parent holding company that owned bank subsidiaries conducting business in Oregon, did not have nexus in Oregon by virtue of its ownership of the...more
The Ninth Circuit recently held that: bankruptcy courts lack the constitutional authority to enter a final judgment on all fraudulent transfer claims against non-claimants, whether brought under state or federal law, and a...more
On Dec. 4, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit delivered its long-awaited decision in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc.). The Bellingham decision...more
Aug. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- There are numerous examples of the federal government suspending or ignoring settled rules of law in order to quickly and effectively respond to particular problems created by the broader financial...more
It’s no secret that California has been hit harder than most states by the housing crisis. Just east of Los Angeles, the county of San Bernardino has cities with some of the highest foreclosure rates in the U.S.
The bankruptcy code provides protection and relief to individuals facing insurmountable debt, but it carries certain obligations and limitations, notably requiring them to list all of their assets, including any claims or...more
The insolvency of Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg is unsurprising to anyone watching the disaster slowly unfold over the past several years. With the recent controversial filing, approved by a slim majority of the...more
$499 Bankruptcy – Is that for real????
$499, $899, low price, or free bankruptcy advice were a few of the advertisements I saw while searching bankruptcy terms today on Google. Most of these ads were appearing in the Google...more
What’s included in the attorney fees I’m paying?
What are you paying for when you hire an attorney? You are paying for the attorney’s time, expertise and for service to start with. Almost all of my cases are handled on a...more
Harrisburg, PA files for Bankruptcy
Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday October 12, 2011. Municipal bankruptcy filings are not common. These cases are filed under Chapter 9...more
Are bankruptcy filings increasing or decreasing?
This is a common question I receive. Are more people filing bankruptcy now or has it slowed down? The number of cases filed each month isn’t a secret. The courts...more
The scenario has become all too familiar in recent years: a borrower defaults on a loan and, when the lender pursues the loan collateral through foreclosure or other proceedings, the borrower files for bankruptcy protection....more
Supreme Court Limits Bankruptcy Court Authority to Render Final Orders on State Law Counterclaims: The Supreme Court recently issued a decision resolving “two issues: (1) whether the Bankruptcy Court had the statutory...more
The nation’s cities, towns and other municipalities have certainly not been immune from the effects of the economic downturn. An option that may be available to municipalities facing dire financial circumstances is to file...more
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