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On May 21, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit approved the settlement and dismissal of chapter 11 bankruptcy cases through a structured dismissal in rare instances. See Official Committee of...more
From theory to practice, planning to enforcement, the answers to 42 of the most frequently asked questions can help you prepare, cope, or respond to a restructuring.
This Client Alert answers some of the most...more
The Sixth Circuit held that GM was not obligated to contribute $450 million to fund retiree health benefits for UAW members because the most recent contract between the UAW and GM extinguished GM’s former obligation to...more
New Saudization Rules Proposed -
Saudization is the colloquial term used to refer to Saudi Arabia’s official government policy of encouraging the employment of Saudi Arabian nationals in the private sector. The policy...more
In the past decade, Chapter 11 practice has witnessed the rise of a new phenomenon: structured dismissals.1 Broadly speaking, the term structured dismissal is an umbrella term for a dismissal order that includes additional...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?
- Should Your Company Allow Pets for Take Your Dog to Work Day?
- Excerpt from Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or...more
Following Parliamentary approval in March 2015, there has been a level of uncertainty around the implementation timeline for certain company law and insolvency provisions. In particular, many of the changes to the Insolvency...more
As we approach June, the Court is attempting to clear out its docket, issuing six decisions Monday. We'll cover four short ones—all unanimous—here: Harris v. Viegelahn (14-400), holding that a debtor who converts from Chapter...more
On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois struck down recently enacted state public pension reform legislation on the grounds that the legislation violated the “pension protection clause” of the Illinois...more
On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Harris v. Viegelahn, No. 14-400, holding that when a debtor in bankruptcy converts from a Chapter 13 payment plan to Chapter 7 liquidation, any of the debtor’s post-petition...more
CFTC Commissioner Bowen Argues for User Fees During House Subcommittee Hearing; Commissioner Wetjen Calls for Bankruptcy Law Amendments to Permit Individual Segregation of Customer Funds -
Commodity Futures Trading...more
This alert focuses on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (or "EMIR" as it is better known) which was introduced as the equivalent of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, to address a wide range of issues, many of which were...more
Detroit’s historic trip through Bankruptcy Court ended in December 2014 with the confirmation of the City’s Plan of Adjustment, which trimmed $7 billion in debt from the city’s balance sheet and promised improved resident...more
In a February 4, 2015 opinion, the bankruptcy judge presiding over Stockton, California's Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case approved Stockton's bankruptcy plan of adjustment.
In re City of Stockton, 2015 Bankr....more
When the Lehman Brothers group imploded in September 2008, the impact of events on the Lehman Brothers UK pension scheme (the "Scheme") was not seen as a key concern for anyone other than the members themselves. Yet as time...more
A decision last month from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit marks a disappointing end to a decade-long tax case affecting many Washington-area businesses. The case, Wolff v. United States of America, Adversary...more
The United States District Court in Delaware recently issued a welcome decision for private equity firms whose portfolio companies run afoul of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the “WARN Act”). In In re...more
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
On October 1, a bankruptcy judge ruled that the pension agreement between Stockton, California and Calpers, California’s massive state-run pension fund for public employees, is an executory contract that can be rejected in...more
The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations addressing the rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prohibits a group health plan from having a waiting period that exceeds...more
The already complicated subject of how to handle Individual Retirement Accounts following the death of an IRA holder just got a little more complicated with the recent Supreme Court decision in Clark v. Rameker. The issue in...more
Q: When is a retirement account not a retirement account?
A: When it's an inherited IRA and the owner is bankrupt.
That's what the Supreme Court said last week in a case involving the Bankruptcy Code's exemption...more
On June 12, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Clark v. Rameker, No. 13-299, holding that funds in an individual retirement account (IRA) that a bankruptcy debtor obtained through inheritance are not "retirement...more
Over the Memorial Day weekend, while many around the country were enjoying beautiful weather, the lawyers for the city of Detroit were busy filing a lengthy defense to their proposed restructuring plan, which is slated to be...more
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), requires trustees of multiemployer pension and benefit funds to collect contributions required to be made by contributing employers under their...more
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