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Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporations

Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Security Interests in Intellectual Property and Related Issues in Bankruptcy

Intellectual property (“IP”) can act as collateral to be pledged to secure an extension of credit. For example, a company that borrows money from a bank can pledge its patents as collateral for the loan. The bank (referred to…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property

Facebook Bans “Like-Gated” Promotions

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a significant upcoming change to a section of its policies that will affect the way promotions may be administered on Facebook. Effective November 5, 2014, “like-gating” a page (i.e…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decisions

The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section recently held a program discussing the three recent bankruptcy-related Supreme Court decisions: Law v. Siegel (a case regarding surcharge, which was discussed on this blog…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

When One Solution Is Better Than Two

Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation, and after they have tried, without success, to collect on that judgment. All of the typical…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student. She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments. Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Why Aren’t There More Chapter 9 Bankruptcies?

After the housing market collapse, many cities and towns fell on hard times and have yet to recover. In quite a few communities, housing prices remain low, municipal debt levels are unsustainable, and attempts to raise revenue…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

“River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.” Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship. In Mandarin, the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Traps for the Unwary – Transfers of Personal Property Without Delivery

Imagine... You’ve just completed a purchase of a friendly competitor’s overstocked inventory from the current season. She gave you a good price and will let you leave the goods at her warehouse for 30 days, just in time…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Who Owns Ellen DeGeneres’ Now-Famous Academy Awards “Selfie”?

In 2012, law professor Justin Hughes published an article in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology that raised serious questions about how courts have analyzed the Copyright Act’s originality requirement as it applies to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy

What is IP in the Bankruptcy World? - In bankruptcy, intellectual property (IP) licenses are considered property of the bankruptcy estate, and a bankrupt party can do a variety of things with these licenses. It is…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Law v. Siegel, Eliminating Ability to Impose Surcharge on Exempt Property Unless Explicitly Authorized by Bankruptcy Code

On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Law v. Seigel, Case No. 12-5196, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) holding that the bankruptcy court used its equitable powers in contravention of Bankruptcy Code section 522…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Law Practice Products & Services, Real Estate - Residential

Fun with Facebook

In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore. On deck for this blog post we have three good ones..…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A New Year Brings New Challenges

A new year always brings new and unexpected challenges. Turnaround professionals make careers out of expecting the unexpected and helping their clients turn challenges into opportunities. We asked several turnaround…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking
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