Bill on Bankruptcy: Will 2013 Be Kind To The Bankruptcy Bar?
Earlier this year, it seemed like Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation ("SPF") might generate the type of attention that Chinese drywall did. Between April 2012 and May 2013 homeowners in various parts of the country,...more
First State Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Cas. Co., No. 13 Civ. 0704 (AJN), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142518, 2013 WL 5439143 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2013).
A cedent and a reinsurer were parties to various reinsurance agreements, each of...more
Recent Case Summaries -
Michigan Federal Court Enjoins Arbitration Proceeding Because of Possible Misconduct -
Star Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 13-13807, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130379 (E.D. Mich....more
The Defendant QxQ Inc. ("QxQ"), which is a California company, moved to transfer a patent infringement case from the Eastern District of Wisconsin to the Northern District of California. QxQ asserted that the connections...more
In The William M. Yarbrough Foundation v. Garcoa Laboratories Inc., the Honorable Gordon J. Quist of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan transferred the plaintiff's patent infringement claim...more
On April 1, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that denied a mandamus petition against a district court that held that when a forum-selection clause...more
In This Bulletin:
- Just Moot It: Supreme Court in Already v. Nike Clarifies When a Covenant Not to Sue Can Kill a Declaratory Judgment Case
- Murky Waters: Post-Approval Regulatory Activities and the §...more
Agreeing to review an important issue that has divided the federal circuit courts, the U.S. Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will decide the proper procedural vehicle for enforcing forum selection clauses.
An Ohio federal court has transferred a reinsurance dispute to Florida, where another related action was pending. The cedent, commencing with its predecessor, underwrote an automobile dealership awards program. Reinsurance...more
In this issue:
- New USPTO Patent Fees Take Effect March 19, 2013
- Federal Circuit Clears a Path for Defendant Motions to Transfer with In re EMC Corp. Order
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: A Brief...more
On January 29, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its second mandamus decision in In re EMC Corp., 2013 WL 324154 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 29, 2013). Although the appellate court ultimately denied a petition for a writ directing the...more
Jan. 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bankruptcy lawyers and turnaround managers can expect another lousy year in 2013, for reasons Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle explain on their new...more
In this December 2012 Issue:
- Second Circuit Decisions
- Connecticut Bankruptcy Court Decisions
The Second Circuit tackles the criminal exception to the automatic stay, administrative rent claims under a...more
Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau v. Arrowood Indemn. Co., Nos. 12-cv-283-bbc, 12-cv-284-bbc, 12-cv-285-bbc, 2012 WL 5306152 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 26, 2012).
A Wisconsin federal court avoided having to resolve a dispute over...more
On November 27, 2012, in a ruling that undoubtedly will impact the choice of venue for many large corporate bankruptcies in the future, Judge Shelley C. Chapman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District...more
In an important opinion released on November 27, 2012, Judge Shelley C. Chapman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York transferred the Patriot Coal Corporation (Patriot Coal) chapter 11...more
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