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Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
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Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
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Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Why the bankruptcy court in Delaware garnered almost five times more significant Chapter 11 reorganizations this year than New York is the first topic of discussion on the new video with Bloomberg Law's...more
Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia asks Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle how he responded when the lights went out during his luncheon keynote speech at the annual convention of the National...more
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The hedge funds battling for control of LightSquared Inc., the developer of a satellite-based wireless communications system, is the first item on the bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia...more
Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago may be out on a limb by itself, or an opinion this week may signal change in attitude toward lenders who discover a customer's fraud and do nothing, as Bloomberg...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently considered “the issue of whether class representatives and class counsel are adequate where the settlement agreement conditions payment of incentive awards on...more
If you are considering bankruptcy or are wondering what is required of a debtor who files for bankruptcy, then you will want to read this post!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.
Phone: (508) 769-1359...more
Citing a conflict of interest between class representatives and a class, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently invalidated a $45 million class action settlement that had previously been approved by the district court....more
May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Eastman Kodak Co. filed a Chapter 11 plan that cratered the stock and bumped up the unsecured notes, although the plan may be revised to pay off second-lien debt fully in cash, as Bloomberg Law's Lee...more
On April 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s order approving a $45M class action settlement under FCRA on the grounds that the conditional nature of the incentive award rendered the...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
April 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Although Stockton, California established the right to be in a Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, the judge warned the city that victory may be short-lived if bondholders prove that pensioners must...more
Debtor's counsel successfully defeated this summary judgment motion brought forth by Bank of America, N.A. and a successive motion in this case. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013.
The findings of fact...more
March 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- There was no settlement afoot when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff put off a hearing on an effort by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to block a $410 million settlement...more
If you are contemplating filing a bankruptcy or hiring an attorney for any matter, you will want to read this post!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008
If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more
If you wonder what can happen to those that a bankruptcy court believes has concealed assets in a bankruptcy, or are contemplating a bankruptcy and want to know the possible dangers if you are found to be operating in bad...more
If you are considering options on how to deal with the heavy debt burden of student loans or desiring to learn more about how chapter 13 bankruptcy may help you or both, then you want to read this post!
If you are a Massachusetts resident that faces foreclosure or may be facing foreclosure in the future, you sure want to read this post.
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413)...more
This is a copy of the long-awaited, important Massachusetts decision concerning foreclosures in Massachusetts titled Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association. It was issued 22 June 2012 and makes a substantive change...more
If you have real estate and are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, especially if you have more than one property, you will want to give this a read. Will you keep your property? Check it out.
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If you believe that a creditor is collecting an amount that is wrong or for a debt that is not owed by you, then you want to read this post and find out one new tool available for Massachusetts consumers.
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If debt collectors are attempting to collect a debt that is real old, or if you think a debt collector has sued you for a debt that may be time-barred by the statute of limitations, you want to read this post!
If you are defending against foreclosure in Massachusetts and wonder what you can do, or if you want to inquire on the "note & mortgage defense" to foreclosure,or you desire to save your home and want learn more about how to...more
Do you want to know more about how or if you will keep all your assets in bankruptcy? Do you want to know ways to try and keep your assets, or maybe increase your chances? Then you may want to read this post that discusses...more
I meet with clients on a regular basis that have been sued by a debt buying company on an old credit card debt. If you have had the misfortune of being sued, you know that the process server provides you with a copy of the...more