McCarter & English, LLP

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Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ 07102, United States
Phone: 973.622.4444
Fax: 973.624.7070
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
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  • Insurance
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

SCOTUS Grants Debt Collectors Limited Reprieve

The United States Supreme Court recently held that the submission of a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case for payment of a time-barred claim did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “Act”)…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Denies Creditors’ Committee Access To Privileged Documents

In a May 8, 2017 ruling, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied the official committee of unsecured creditors from accessing certain documents withheld from production based on the attorney-client privilege. Despite the purpose…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Coal Plant Shutdown: Owners and Operators Need Vision – Part II

Owners and operators planning a plant shutdown benefit from developing a forward-looking "Vision" of their plant site. The Vision is a well-developed plan for the eventual reuse of the plant property that includes not only the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Delaware Law Updates – The Steadfast Refusal Of The Delaware Courts To Grant Creditors Quasi-Standing To Assert Fiduciary Claims At Insolvency

In Trusa v. Nepo, et al. (Xion Management, LLC), Del. Ch. C.A. No. 12071-VCMR (April 13, 2107), the Delaware Court of Chancery again fortified the Delaware limited liability company against growing attacks by creditors claiming…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Shrewsbury v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon: Altering the Landscape of Foreclosure Actions in Delaware or Much Ado About Nothing?

J.M. Shrewsbury v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon, 2017 WL 1374746 (Del. Apr. 17, 2017) – The Supreme Court of Delaware, sitting en banc, issued a decision of interest to lenders seeking to foreclose on real property in the state of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Delaware Supreme Court Redefines Contractual Good-Faith Standard and Cautions Limited Partners That Their Obligations Under the LPA Can Be Enlarged without Their Consent

Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy Company Inc., Del. Supr., No. 273, 2016 (Mar. 20, 2017; revised Mar. 28, 2017) is the fifth opinion issued by the Delaware courts relating to the joint venture between Enbridge, Inc. (Enbridge),…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Connecticut Appeals Court Adopts Continuous Trigger Theory; Recognizes the Unavailability of Insurance Rule without an Equitable Exception

On March 7, the Connecticut Appellate Court handed a victory to policyholders seeking insurance for long-tail liabilities. The court adopted both a continuous trigger for asbestos-related disease claims and an unavailability of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Coal Plant Shutdowns: The Tax Appeal Should Not Wait

Nothing is certain except death and taxes, unless you own a coal-fired power plant with a shutdown in its future, in which case – with apologies to Ben Franklin – we would also add the certainty of a property tax appeal. Host…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Recent GAO Decision Gives Ammunition To Protesters Challenging Technical Specifications

In the course of responding to a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) or Request for Quotations (“RFQ”), have you ever encountered technical specifications that you regard as unreasonable?  Have you ever wondered why the Government…more
 /  Administrative Law, Government Contracting

New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect | Publications

PDF Version New cybersecurity-related regulations issued by New York state regulators took effect March 1, 2017. The rules, which directly impact all entities regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (such as…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Delaware Law Updates – Pleading Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in the Publicly Traded Master Limited Partnership Context

In Dieckman v. Regency GP LP, --- A.3d ---, 2017 WL 243361 (Del. Jan. 20, 2017), the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery[1] and held that the common unitholder plaintiff’s complaint properly stated a claim for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

TCPA: The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Asserts Consumer’s Right to Withdraw Consent to Receive Text Messages

Last year, we warned large and small companies about the proliferation of class action lawsuits brought by plaintiffs alleging violations of the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act (TCCWNA), related…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Coal Plant Shutdown: Owners and Operators Need Vision – Part I

Coal plant owners and operators can make a plant shutdown easier by planning now for the site’s future. This plan, or Vision, can help expedite shutdown efforts, reduce costs, improve relations with the local community, and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Pleading Failures Doom Disclosure Claims in Short-Form Merger Case

Vice Chancellor Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves of the Delaware Court of Chancery (the “Court”) issued a Memorandum Opinion on January 4, 2017, dismissing a lawsuit arising from a short-form merger involving United Capital…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Torts, Securities Law

Shrinking Regulation in the New Administration

Donald Trump campaigned on reducing regulation by identifying and removing all “needless job-killing regulations.” One particular pledge is, superficially, both appealing and simple: eliminate two regulations for each new…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics
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