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Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
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Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
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Detroit’s increasingly distressed financial condition has created a dynamic and rapidly evolving situation where the potential of a Chapter 9 filing appears to be the subject of renewed discussion and legislative attention. ...more
Governor Corbett last week signed SB 1321, which requires that Act 111 interest arbitration awards comply with a municipality’s Financial Recovery Plan under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47). The law becomes...more
On July 5, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill No. 1321, designated as Act 133 of 2012 ("Act 133"), which amends the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, P.L. 246, No. 47, as amended ("Act 47"), to (i)...more
A years-long political duel over whether California should control local government bankruptcies was resolved on October 9, 2011. Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code provides specifically for the
reorganization of cities and...more
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is all for having legislation that allows states to file for bankruptcy protection. Gingrich says that doing so would free state governments from their crippling debts and allow them to...more
On the same day as the state of New Jersey offered a bond offering, its governor Chris Christie made a remark that rising healthcare costs might ‘bankrupt’ the state. Governor Christie was soundly criticized for his remark...more
The nation's top three finance officers lobbied before the House Financial Services Committee for more stringent regulatory measures over financial markets to prevent any more major bankruptcies like Lehman Brothers. Treasury...more
In January 2009, Chrysler stood on the brink of insolvency. Purporting to act under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, the Treasury extended Chrysler a $4 billion loan using funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program...more