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Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms [Video]

Mar. 12, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent spate of charges filed against former leaders of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf and what they mean...more

Bitcoin - Turbulent Waters - Part Seven

“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, continued to attract a lot of attention. The sudden demise of Mt. Gox (Japan), one of the largest bitcoin exchanges, adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual...more

Gone Baby Gone — Recovery of Stolen Bitcoins in Mt. Gox Bankruptcy

Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan alleging that nearly all of the exchanges’ 850,000 bitcoins worth half-a-billon dollars had been looted by hackers. Customers were left asking whether any of their bitcoins are...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 18, 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Financial Services - Enforcement - Events - People - Excerpt from Derivatives - ESMA Requests Clarification on...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - October 25, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Proposes New Rules for Crowdfunding Exemption - CFTC Provides Clarification for SD and MSP Employees Acting in Clerical or Ministerial Capacities - CFTC Requests Public Comment on MAT...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges [Video]

Sept. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Two federal district judges tied for Judge of the Week on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes in Houston...more

Strict UK Litigation Privilege Test for Joint Liquidator Reports

High Court holds that reports used by the Serious Fraud Office to obtain search and arrest warrants are not subject to litigation privilege in subsequent civil proceedings. ...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge  [Video]

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

Factors in Forfeiture: Eleventh Circuit Rules in Seizure of Rothstein Ponzi Assets

In a ruling applying conflicting precedents, the Eleventh Circuit identified factors courts should consider when determining whether certain accounts are subject to asset forfeiture....more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony  [Video]

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

Lenny Dykstra Is Open for Business!

On Dealbreaker last week, Bess Levin hilariously reported former baseball player Lenny Dykstra’s release from a California prison after his guilty plea and sentencing for three felony counts – bankruptcy fraud, concealment of...more

An Identifiable Risk to Collateral Property That Is Used In The Marijuana Business

The legalization under state law of the marijuana business in Colorado through Amendment 20 (medical marijuana) and Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana) (Amendment 20 and Amendment 64 shall be referred to collectively as the...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims  [Video]

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Money stolen from victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme is earmarked for someone who may have been an accomplice in the fraud, and the agreement is being kept secret by a federal district judge. ...more

Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise  [Video]

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

International Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current International - Transnational Criminal...

October 26, 2012 - International & Transnational Criminal Defense Lawyers Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions...more

Why Breaking the Bankruptcy Law is a Serious Matter

Breaking the bankruptcy law could have serious criminal consequences. It is so important to disclose everything, be honest and act with integrity in bankruptcy....more

Are Peregrine Customers Better off with a Receiver? [Video]

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

United States of America vs. Russell Wasendorf Sr.

Criminal Complaint

Russell Wasendorf Sr., the chief executive of the futures brokerage firm Peregrine Financial Group, violated section 1001(a)(1) & (3) of Title 18 by “making and using false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of...more

HM Treasury Consults on Sanctions for Directors of Failed Banks

On July 3, HM Treasury published a consultation paper on sanctions for the directors of failed banks. ...more

Rochelle: MF Global Trustee Report Bodes Poorly For Customers [Video]

June 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about a recent report released by James Giddens, trustee in the MF Global bankruptcy case,...more

IN THE MATTER OF CHAPTER 7 JUANITA STRASSFIELD CASE NO: 11-24269 DEBTOR

DEBTOR’S OBJECTION & OPPOSITION TO WELLS FARGO BANK'S MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM AUTOMATIC STAY

STATEMENT OF FACTS The Debtor is first compelled to address and correct one of many misstatements of opposing counsel, in that the Debtor is not in a position to know with any degree of certainty the identity of the owner...more

IN THE MATTER OF CHAPTER 7 JUANITA STRASSFIELD CASE NO: 11-24269 DEBTOR

DEBTOR’S OBJECTION & OPPOSITION TO WELLS FARGO BANK'S MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM AUTOMATIC STAY

DEBTOR’S OBJECTION & OPPOSITION TO WELLS FARGO BANK'S MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM AUTOMATIC STAY STATEMENT OF FACTS 1. The Debtor is first compelled to address and correct one of many misstatements of opposing counsel, in...more

The lawyer's smoking gun: insolvency, fraud and privilege

Directors may rely on the company lawyer's confidential advice, only to find it released to prosecutors or regulators by a liquidator. Is that allowed? read on...more

$499 Bankruptcy – Is that for real????

$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’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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