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Ninth Circuit Addresses Several CERCLA Issues of First Impression in the Circuit

In AmeriPride Services Inc. v. Texas Eastern Overseas Inc., the Ninth Circuit examined several issues under CERCLA, some of which were issues of first impression in the Circuit, including: - Whether a district court...more

Swap Agreement Safe Harbors at Risk in Latest Lehman Dispute

On May 30, 2014, hedge fund Moore Capital (Moore) brought suit against the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate (Lehman) in the Southern District of New York bankruptcy court, seeking a declaratory judgment that it acted...more

Creditors’ Rights Clarified By Interpretation II of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the...

Understanding your rights as a creditor while navigating under China’s bankruptcy laws is becoming a must these days, especially for foreign creditors. As many foreign companies engage in business with Chinese companies,...more

Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Offset Program

On January 25, 2013, a California state court rejected a challenge to an important component of California’s cap-and-trade scheme, its emission offset program. In the first legal decision regarding the program since its...more

Lessons for Lenders in Avoiding Liability When Exercising Setoff Rights

Last year the Superior Court of Forsyth County, North Carolina awarded approximately $2.1 million in damages against a large lender for its decision to offset debt against a deposit account of a guarantor. The trial court...more

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