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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Legislation recently introduced in the Senate would place many restrictions on the ability of a corporation navigating bankruptcy to change the compensation and benefits of employees and retirees. The bill would also create a...more
With the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in full swing, the time is ripe for Congress to reconsider current laws prohibiting postsecondary institutions that declare bankruptcy from participating in the...more
On Tuesday, June 2, 2014, the Michigan state senate passed a number of important bills, all of which are aimed to help lift Detroit out of its $18 billion bankruptcy. Approval by Governor Rick Snyder is all but guaranteed, as...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
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Clergy abuse victims may be going after a district judge on undisclosed grounds for recusal in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more
Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- How Detroit is dramatically different from any other municipal bankruptcy is the first topic of discussion on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill...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
July 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bankruptcy Judge Sarah A. Hall in Oklahoma City is this week's "Judge of the Week" on the new video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle. In the...more
A new type of threat is emerging that may thwart special servicer collections: retroactive state legislation. For most CMBS collection actions involving nonrecourse loans, the issue of springing recourse triggers (so-called...more
July 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- This week's Bloomberg bankruptcy video kicks off with two items usually associated with tabloid journalism. First, Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle...more
May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Although Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is out of bankruptcy a year, the case continues to make law. As Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle discuss on their...more
April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Why and when U.S.-managed hedge funds can go bankrupt in the Caribbean, not in the U.S., is the first item discussed on the new bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg...more
Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- The sovereign debt crisis in Cyprus marks the fifth European nation to need a bailout in recent memory, but this crisis is unique because European Union regulators are taking the unprecedented step...more
March 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Although Eastman Kodak Co. stock shot up like a rocket in a week's time, investors might not have the same profitable outcome like owners of American Airlines shares, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia...more
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A recent shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware highlights a disturbing rise in violence in and around courts. Mary...more
Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Judges rarely reverse themselves. When U.S. District Jed Rakoff recanted a ruling he made previously in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Inc., the reversal was important...more
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The dominance of Delaware and New York bankruptcy courts is secure for another two years, for reasons Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle explain on their...more
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Law firm Kaye Scholer LLP and financial advisor Capstone Advisory Group LLC are in the sights of a U.S. Trustee aiming to claw back $12 million for an undisclosed agreement to share fees awarded in...more
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Surprises about the financial condition of MF Global Holdings Ltd. and AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines Inc., make up the first topic for discussion in the newest video by Bloomberg Law's Lee...more
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
Nov. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- The decision sending the Patriot Coal Corp. reorganization to St. Louis will focus debate on the near impossibility of convincing a judge in New York or Delaware to send a bankruptcy somewhere else,...more
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bill Lawlor, an M&A partner at Dechert LLP, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the years-long drought in mergers and acquisitions activity may finally be drawing to a close. His office is seeing...more
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- The controversial approval of the Chapter 11 plan for solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC is the first topic on this week's Bloomberg bankruptcy video. For the second item, Bloomberg Law's Lee...more
July 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- While economic indicators continue to worsen, US bankruptcy law still prohibits individuals from getting rid of their student debt except in the rarest of circumstances. U.S.Representative Steve...more
July 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about the week's bankruptcy news and legal developments in the Peregrine and San...more
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