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Supreme Court Update: Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District (15-827), Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc....

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

Greetings, Court Fans! This morning, the Court issued its decision in Moore v. Texas (15-797), an important death-penalty case holding that Texas's outdated standard for determining whether a death-row inmate is...more

Bankruptcy Court Finds Student Loan Debt Dischargeable

by PretiFlaherty on

Student loan debt in the United States continues to mushroom, and according to the Federal Reserve, is approaching the $1 trillion mark. As bankruptcy practitioners and many in the public well know, the Bankruptcy Code...more

When A Parent Files For Bankruptcy Colleges May Forfeit Tuition Payments

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

While it is hard to imagine that a college or university could be forced to refund tuition paid years ago that enabled Student to receive a college education, this scenario is now playing out with increasing frequency. Many...more

7th Circuit Provides (No) Clarity on Compulsory Counterclaims

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Federal procedure requires a defendant to plead all counterclaims that arise out of the same transaction or occurrence as the plaintiff’s claim, or his claim may be barred in a later suit. Fed. R. Civ. P. 13(a). Although the...more

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