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Keeping pace with global trends in debt restructuring: Indonesia must act

by DLA Piper on

In the past year, the global corporate default rate reached its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis, and continues to climb. In response, both Singapore and the European Union are exploring new approaches to debt...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

News emerged in past weeks that North Korean hackers were likely behind the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh. You can add to that an attack on more than 20 Polish banks and an attempt at other...more

December 2016 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s proposed rule on the use of cell phones to make voice calls on commercial flights, the results of DOT’s negotiated rulemaking on accessible...more

Florida Appellate Court Finds Widow Could Independently Bring FCRA Discrimination Claim After Her Husband’s Death

by Carlton Fields on

On January 20, a Florida appellate court held that a personal representative can initiate a Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) complaint alleging discrimination on behalf of the deceased former employee. In Cimino v. American...more

Managing PAGA Claims: A Recent Decision Points the Way to Defeat Representative Actions

A recent federal court decision illustrates how defendants may be able to defeat PAGA claims in California. Brown v. American Airlines, Inc., No. CV 10-8431-AG (PJWx), 2015 WL 6735217 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 5, 2015) is the latest...more

A New Antitrust Risk for Investment Firms: Common Ownership of Competitors

by Locke Lord LLP on

Press reports have revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, in its ongoing investigation of the major airlines for price-fixing and collusion, has requested that the airlines disclose information about...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - October 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update reports on Congress’s six-month extension of FAA’s reauthorization; new U.S. Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements with the European Union and Canada; the FAA’s...more

“Airline Collusion” Private Class Actions

Last week, we discussed public reports of an investigation by the DOJ of four major airlines (American, Delta, Southwest, and United) regarding possible collusion. Over the past two months, a number of consumers have filed...more

August 2015 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s launch of an investigation of alleged price gouging by airlines following Amtrak train service disruption in the Northeast Corridor, the agency’s...more

The DOJ’s Airline Investigation: A Primer

Last month, the Associated Press was the first to report that the DOJ is investigating whether American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines have engaged in collusion. Since that time, there has...more

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Products Liability PART 2: One Step Closer

by Wilson Elser on

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Products Liability, published in February 2015, identified a number of factors leading to the emergence and phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). It also...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - July 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an update on the Department of Justice’s initiation of an antitrust investigation of alleged pricing and capacity collusion among the major U.S. airlines,...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

Highlights of this edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update include the FAA’s recent rulemakings involving New York area airport slots and safety management systems for U.S. Part 121 air carriers, developments...more

Recent Federal Court Rulings Favor Airlines in Frequent-Flyer Cases

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In April 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) preempted a frequent flyer program member's common law claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing because the...more

Alice in Wonderland: The Ongoing Impact of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on Computer-Implemented Inventions

by Winstead PC on

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l (Alice)[i]. In Alice, the Court held that several patents that pertained to a computerized platform for eliminating risk...more

Federal Court Rules Business Method Patent Invalid Post-Alice

by White & Case LLP on

On September 2, 2014, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled in the case of Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation v. American Airlines, Inc. that the plaintiff's business method patents concerning...more

Early Lessons on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International and Section 101 From Recent Court Decisions

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Alice and its immediate aftermath in the lower courts – In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), the US Supreme Court held that claims to “generic computer implementation” of abstract ideas are...more

Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Class Action DFR Complaint Involving Airline Merger

by BakerHostetler on

One deliberately ironic facet of the 2004 film Howard Hughes bio-pic The Aviator (the one with Leonardo DiCaprio) is the fact that the airlines fighting for world dominance in the 1940s were Howard Hughes’ TWA and Juan...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Time Lawyers Pricing Themselves Out [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Two significant Chapter 11 reorganizations in the Southern U.S. may be signs that lawyers in New York and Delaware are starting to price themselves out of the market, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and...more

Settlement Of The US Airways/American Airlines Merger Litigation Highlights Changing Antitrust Landscape

On November 12, 2013, US Airways, American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and several state Attorneys General announced an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of the two...more

Could an Idaho Healthcare Merger Impact Other Mergers, Including the American/US Airways Merger?

by BakerHostetler on

With the trial over, post-trial briefs due November 1, and closing arguments scheduled for November 7, a lot more is at stake than whether St. Luke’s Health System (“St. Luke’s”) can keep Saltzer Medical Group (“Saltzer”) – a...more

Infrastructure Alert - October 1, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

As Congress has now failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund most federal operations, a government shutdown began this morning, the beginning of the federal government’s 2014 fiscal year. While exceptions are made for...more

US Airways and American Airlines Have a Potential Friend in FTC Commissioner Wright

by BakerHostetler on

In their answer to the government’s complaint challenging their proposed merger, US Airways and American Airlines (the “Airlines”) tout the “immense benefits to the traveling public” that the combined “US Airways and American...more

Second Circuit Rules Against Make-Whole Premium for Refinancing of Accelerated Debt

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a bankruptcy court’s decision enforcing indenture language providing for the automatic acceleration, without make-whole premium, of secured American Airline, Inc....more

American Airlines & US Airways Merger – Opposite positions taken by US and EU competition authorities

by Reed Smith on

Whereas the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulations the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, on 5 August 2013, the U.S....more

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