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Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Although Detroit was found eligible for municipal bankruptcy, the judge said the city came up short of conducting required good-faith negotiations, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News...more
On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan released its 143 page decision upholding the City of Detroit’s eligibility to be a debtor under chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy...more
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- How the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme may decide whether those defrauded by Bernard Madoff recover in full, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg...more
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Detroit's municipal bankruptcy is reason Congress should consider amending Chapter 9 governing municipal debt adjustment, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill...more
In the Second U.S. Circuit, the so-called Wagoner rule deprives a trustee of standing to sue third parties, such as lawyers and investment bankers, if the bankrupt corporation participated with them in defrauding creditors. A...more
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The possibility that the most significant decisions affecting Detroit will not be made in bankruptcy court elevates the motor city to the "Case of the Week" status on the bankruptcy video with...more
On August 28, Judge Burton R. Lifland of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held that an ad hoc group of bondholders did not have standing to object American Roads LCC’s plan or otherwise participate...more
On July 22, a Connecticut bankruptcy attorney and a firm with whom the attorney contracts for legal support services filed a lawsuit charging the CFPB with “grossly overreaching its authority” in requesting “sensitive and...more
On July 24, 2013, Judge Steven W. Rhodes of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved the City of Detroit’s motion to extend the automatic stay to various non-debtor parties, including certain state...more
July 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Harvey Miller, partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that Detroit's recently filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy case will not be an easy restructuring. In addition to the...more
Often referred to as the “holy grail” of bankruptcy law, a bankruptcy discharge releases the debtor from personal liability for certain specified types of debts....more
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
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