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Article: Southern District Decision Confirms Breadth of Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction

The Southern District of New York in the recent Ames decision engaged in a detailed analysis of the contours of bankruptcy-court jurisdiction and found it broadly included a wide array of state law claims (notwithstanding the...more

InterConnect - Winter 2015/2016

Out Like A Lion? The waning weeks of calendar year 2015 witnessed a remarkable convergence of regulatory and legislative activity affecting the transportation industry. For instance, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...more

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Guaranty Fund's Indemnity Payments Not Limited By Statutory Cap

In Illinois (as in every other state), when an insurance company becomes insolvent and an order of liquidation is entered, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund steps in and pays claims that the insolvent carrier could not...more

Argument Report: What Happens When a Workers' Comp Excess Insurer Goes Bankrupt?

Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Skokie Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund. ...more

When Is a Workers Comp Claim Not a Workers Comp Claim?

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

New Chapter 7 Means Testing Figures Effective November 1, 2012

New means test figures make it more difficult to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more

Lumbermens Enters Rehabilitation: What Are the Consequences for Its Policyholders?

Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company and American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company (part of the Lumbermens Mutual Group and formerly known as Kemper) (“Lumbermens”), after years of struggling financially under the...more

In re ArchBrook Laguna Holdings LLC

Debtors' Motion for Entry of Interim and Final Orders (A) Authorizing, but not Directing, Debtors (I) to Pay Certain Prepetition...New York

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Helfand Highlights

Helfand Highlights Newsletter from January 2011...more

USPS Heading Towards Bankruptcy

If the United States Postal Service (USPS) were an ordinary private company, it would have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy already. With the massive drop of about 6 billion in mails, especially from first class, they lost...more

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