Polsinelli Podcasts: Out-of-Court Alternatives to Bankruptcy
Polsinelli Podcasts - Supreme Court Closes Gap on Bankruptcy Issue
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Distressed Sale
Select Bankruptcy Issues for General Counsel – Part One
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Time Lawyers Pricing Themselves Out
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sex Doesn't Sell Enough to Avoid Bankruptcy
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Double Whammy in Maine’s Paper Industry -
This past week, two northern Maine paper mills...more
Energy Future Holdings (“EFH” or “Debtors”) has cleared all of the preliminary hurdles in its path as it moves towards the confirmation of its plan of reorganization (the “Plan”). Last week Judge Christopher Sontchi of the...more
1 October 2015 ushers in a number of legal changes which affect construction businesses operating in the UK. We have provided brief highlights of some of the changes below. If you need further information, please contact us...more
Recent changes in cross-border leveraged loan documentation requirements open up new possibilities for both borrowers and lenders.
Cross-border leveraged loan documentation has become increasingly permissive with respect...more
In a blow to the Lehman Chapter 11 estates, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held on September 16, 2015 that Intel Corporation’s Loss calculation resulting from a failed transaction...more
A recent Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decision is a reminder of both a benefit of bankruptcy, in appropriate circumstances, and the need to respect the bankruptcy discharge a party obtains in the process.
Mr. Lee was...more
Material changes to the Italian bankruptcy law will likely result in increased interest from investors in the distressed market.
Italian legislators recently passed significant amendments to the legal framework...more
Alamo Group, LLC v. A & G Realty Partners, LLC (In re OSC 1 Liquidating Corp.), 529 B.R. 825 (Bankr. D. Del. 2015) – A purchaser of debtors’ lease designation rights filed a complaint in bankruptcy court against the debtors’...more
AgFeed Industries, Inc.’s accounting irregularities culminated in a March 2014 enforcement action brought against AgFeed by the SEC. The enforcement action yielded an $18 million disgorgement penalty, referred to as the...more
Structured Settlement Protection Acts (SSPAs) have been enacted in 48 states to regulate structured settlement factoring transactions -- where individuals sell their rights to future settlement payments in exchange for...more
On September 8, 2015, United States District Judge Marvin H. Shoob declared Georgia’s statutory garnishment process unconstitutional in Strickland v. Alexander. In what is sure to be the first of many county-level responses,...more
This summer, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania addressed an important question that has divided other courts: if an insurer defends a claim subject to a reservation of rights, may the insured settle the claim without the...more
Since the SEC announced the formation of its Financial Fraud Task Force two years ago the agency has struggled to establish this once enforcement mainstay as a current staple. Some commentators have suggested that a trend is...more
On September 24, Southern District of Florida District Court Judge James I. Cohn issued an opinion affirming an order approving the settlement of a debtor’s breach of fiduciary duty, corporate waste, and mismanagement claims...more
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale of Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL), based in Richmond, Va., to True Health Diagnostics, based in Frisco, Texas, for $37.1 million, according to a Richmond Times Dispatch...more
Convertible debt (a loan that converts into equity upon the closing of a round of financing or other conversion event) has long been the preferred investment vehicle of early-stage investors, particularly angel investors, as...more
Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Case Name: Samson Resources Corporation, et al.
Case Number: 15-11934 (CSS)
- Location: Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown, 422 Delaware...more
Individuals filing for bankruptcy pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") generally do so to have their debts discharged and receive the proverbial "fresh start." The same, however,...more
Material changes to the Italian bankruptcy law will likely result in increased interest of investors in the distressed market.
The Italian legislators passed significant amendments to the legal framework applicable to...more
Kennedy v. Allstate, No. 15-2221 (E.D. Pa. July 8, 2015).
District Court recognizes possibility that insurance adjusters owe a duty of care to insureds that would be breached by failing to conduct a reasonable...more
Samson Resources Company and eight affiliates, companies engaged in oil and gas drilling and exploration, have filed chapter 11 petitions and are seeking approval of a pre-packaged plan of reorganization before the United...more
Il Decreto ha chiarito dubbi interpretativi e introdotto nuovi strumenti che possono favorire l’esito positivo dei processi di risanamento dell’impresa in crisi.
È stato pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 147 del 27...more
In AP Services, LLP v. Lobell et. al, No. 651613/2012, 2015 NY Slip Op 31115(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 19, 2015) (argued Feb. 21, 2014), Justice Friedman, applying Delaware Law, denied a motion to dismiss plaintiff AP Services,...more
In a recent decision related to the SemCrude bankruptcy, the federal district court upheld the Bankruptcy Court’s rulings on the efficacy of certain common risk-mitigation tools used in the energy trading and marketing...more
As we have discussed in previous posts, the issues surrounding ownership rights to an employer’s social media account and its contents continues to be a moving target without definitive answers. A federal bankruptcy court...more
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