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By Archis Parasharami, Daniel E. Jones
Hundreds of lower courts have interpreted and applied the Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins over the past ten months.
By Brian Netter
The Bankruptcy Code affords special treatment to creditors who are considered "insiders" under the Code. The Code provides that, before a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization may be approved, at least one class of impaired claims must vote in favor of the plan, determined "without including any acceptance of the plan by any insider."
By Brian Netter
Today, the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community: Bankruptcy Code—Structured Dismissals & Copyright Act—Useful Articles
By Archis Parasharami
Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument (pdf) in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, a case that raises complicated questions about federal appellate jurisdiction and Article III standing...
By Brian Netter
In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that no such defense was available in a copyright action. Yesterday, the Supreme Court extended Petrella to patent cases seeking damages for infringement, overturning 25 years of contrary Federal Circuit precedent.
By Jeffrey Taft, Costas Avrakotos, Daniel Pearson
Financial services providers, marketplace lenders and secondary market purchasers doing business in the state of New York can breathe at least a temporary sigh of relief this week.
By Evan Tager, Carl Summers
Seemingly minor legal issues sometimes can have a surprisingly significant effect.
By Anjali Garg, Justin R. Dickerson
In March 2017, the CFPB issued a special edition of its Supervisory Highlights addressing consumer reporting from the perspective of consumer reporting companies ("CRCs") (commonly referred to as credit bureaus or consumer reporting agencies) and furnishers.
By Marc Cohen, Thomas Delaney, Simeon Kriesberg, Alex Lakatos, Ori Lev, Margaret-Rose Sales, Mickey Leibner, Jing Zhang, Tamer A. Soliman
As part of the settlement, ZTE will remain under probation for an additional seven-year period and submit itself to active auditing and monitoring by the US government.
By Debra Bogo-Ernst, Christopher Comstock, Lucia Nale, Tom Panoff
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would reform the standards for bringing federal class actions and raise the bar for keeping lawsuits in state courts.
By Charles Harris, II, Hans J. Germann
The plaintiff has filed a petition for leave to appeal under Rule 23(f), and the Seventh Circuit directed the defendant to respond.
By Elizabeth Espín Stern
We expect the Trump administration to issue a new Executive Order ("EO") to address the travel ban for countries "of concern" and moratorium on refugee admissions.
By Alex Lakatos, Ori Lev, Matthew Bisanz
Another case demonstrates the truly strict liability of US economic sanctions.
By Brian Netter
Today, the Supreme Court issued one decision, described below, of interest to the business community.
By Melanie Brody, Stephen Lilley, Joy Tsai, Kristie D. Kully
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") announced a Request for Information ("RFI") about alternative data on February 16, 2017, seeking insights into the benefits and risks of using unconventional financial data in assessing a consumer's creditworthiness.
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