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In the final days of the Illinois Supreme Court's recently concluded May term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Today, we begin our detailed previews of those cases, discussing the...more
If you are facing possibly liability for the actions of another person, such as a person driving your car or maybe living in your house, you will want to read this post!
Contact: Attorney George E. Bourguignon,...more
Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald in the bankruptcies of Specialty Products Holding Corp. (a/k/a RPM, Inc.) and Bondex International, Inc. rejected the Debtors’ “novel” claim estimation approach that reduced from...more
In its recent decision in N.H. Ins. Co. v. Hill, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 7204 (11th Cir. Apr. 10, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, applying Florida law, had occasion to consider whether an...more
What is “excusable neglect” under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(1)? The answer is that it depends, but generally it’s not much. That’s the first lesson from the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in In re Canopy Financial, Inc., No....more
Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For years personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in determining the nature...more
If you have been in an car accident or injured and now have a claim against the person who did the injuring (is that a word??), then what happens to this claim if you file for bankruptcy here in the great State of Arizona? ...more
I have a personal injury lawsuit and I want to pursue it but I need to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more
On December 20, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law House Bill 380, which is aimed at remedying inequities in asbestos litigation. HB 380 addresses the issue of bankruptcy trust claims and their impact on pending...more
In its recent decision in Transportation Ins. Co. v. Womack, the Virginia Supreme Court held that uninsured/under-insured motorist (UM/UIM) carriers who cede control over litigation to a defendant or his liability carrier...more
Our preview of the civil cases on the Illinois Supreme Court's November oral argument docket continues with Skokie Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund. ...more
Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where...more
New means test figures make it more difficult to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more
A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision considered the situation of a participant covered under a self-funded ERISA plan who sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident. The plan paid health benefits for that...more
In July 2009, the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club, Inc. planned to hold its annual convention in Lancaster, California. Allegedly, the mayor was not pleased with the prospect of hosting a social and fraternal organization...more
It has long been understood by buyers of assets of distressed companies that once a sale is authorized pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, the buyer is absolved of any liabilities which may have encumbered the...more
Many of us drive every day. If we upkeep our vehicles and follow traffic laws, we generally feel that we should be able to count on our safety. But there are elements that are out of our control, which is a scary thought....more
ABUSE OF RIGHT -- OBSERVATIONS --...more
In a fair amount of bankruptcy cases that I file medical bills are a significant part of what lead to the bankruptcy filing. Many people simply can’t afford health insurance and when they get sick the bills can be...more
Originally published in Law 360 - June 7, 2011.
The Third Circuit recently reached a sharply divided en banc decision concerning insurer standing to object to a debtor-policyholder’s bankruptcy plan in In re Global...more
The Northwest Jesuits and their insurers have agreed to a $166.1 million settlement to compensate more than 500 victims of sexual and physical abuse in five states. Some accounts of abuse date back as far as the 1940’s and...more
On Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin became the latest in a string of Catholic Dioceses to file for chapter 11 protection as a result of costs associated with clergy abuse litigation. The Milwaukee Archdiocese...more
Helfand Highlights Newsletter from January 2011...more
The Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, which hears appeals of OSHA citations and penalties, has ruled that employers cannot escape liability for repeat safety violations by reorganizing. The case was an appeal of...more
In a partial reversal of a decision from Bayou Group LLC's bankruptcy case, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York reconsidered a controversial ruling that sent shivers down the spines of institutional...more
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