Mondaq USA: Insolvency/Bankruptcy/Re-structuring
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
The Seventh Circuit interprets a Wisconsin exemption statute applicable to annuity contracts.
Orrick
The Supreme Court again will be addressing the powers of bankruptcy courts. At the end of the term, the Court granted certiorari in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp...
BakerHostetler
Puerto Rico's financial woes have recently been front and center in financial news. Although a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court curtailed Puerto Rico's ability to enact its own legislation...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Prince Altee Thomas was featured in The Legal Intelligencer article, "Bankruptcy for Philadelphia's Most Vulnerable."
Duane Morris LLP
On 20 July 2016, Singapore's Ministry of Law accepted the recommendations of the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring (the "Committee").
Fox Rothschild LLP
The oil and gas industry has seen unprecedented levels of volatility in pricing and sustainability over the past year.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In the Opinion, Judge Carey cites the Third Circuit's Friedman's decision extensively: Friedman's Liquidating Tr. v. Roth Staffing Co., LP (In re Friedman's, Inc.), 738 F.3d 547 (3d Cir. 2013).
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In September 2005, Morrison & Foerster published the client alert "Creditor's Rights Report."
Fox Rothschild LLP
According to the Debtor's Petition, Appalachian has assets less totaling less than $500,000, and liabilities between $500,000 and $1 million.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Court ultimately denied the Motion because the Movant failed to "establish a prima facie case under the [FCA]."
Troutman Sanders LLP
Lehman Brothers Special Financing Inc. (LBSF) was a party to over 40 credit default swaps with various issuers in connection with various CDOs.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On July 6, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2016 as part of a larger financial services budget bill.
Caplin & Drysdale
This ruling should serve as a warning that bankruptcy is not a surefire recipe to avoid class treatment, and will serve as an arrow in the quiver of the class action plaintiffs' bar to the extent their cases are pulled into the bankruptcy realm.
Anderson Kill
As the oil and gas industry continues to struggle in the face of the ongoing decline of commodity prices, a recent decision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York may have offered a glimmer of hope to upstream producers, while creating more uncertainty for midstream gatherers and processors and their lenders and investors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On July 18, 2016, Judge Walrath issued a concise written opinion ruling upon whether an executive's claim for unpaid stock-based compensation was an equity security or rather a general unsecured claim against the Debtors' estate.
Fox Rothschild LLP
While many people only see the glamorous, large Chapter 11 cases filed in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, the Court still handles individual bankruptcies – treating them with just as much respect as any other case.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
In May, we reported on the judicial rescission of MetLife's designation as an entity "too big to fail," and noted that the court's decision provided designated companies with a framework to challenge their designation.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
The district court affirms the bankruptcy court's decision finding the debt dischargeable. The debtor sold a television to the plaintiffs, claiming it was a "high definition" television.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
The court overrules the debtor's ex-spouse's objection to confirmation of the Chapter 13 plan.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On July 1, 2016, Gold Alchemy LLC filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
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Orrick
In Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, the US Supreme Court found that section 903(1) of the Bankruptcy Code preempts the Puerto Rico Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act (the "Recovery Act").
Mayer Brown
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases of interest to the business community: Federal Jurisdiction—Fannie Mae; Bankruptcy Code—Structured Dismissals; Sherman Act—Conspiracy by Members of a Business Association; Fair Housing Act—Standing
Fox Rothschild LLP
As I mentioned in my May 25th blog post, Curtis James Jackson III, better known as rapper 50 Cent ("Jackson") was scheduled for his bankruptcy confirmation hearing yesterday (July 6th).
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The case arose when Chrysalis Manufacturing Corp. ("Chrysalis") could not satisfy approximately $164,000 in debt that it owed to Husky International Electronics, Inc. ("Husky").
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Mr. Fischer addressed several criticisms that have been leveled against these measures. First, some critics have claimed that the Bankruptcy Code is sufficient to address the resolution of a large financial company.
Holland & Knight
In a resounding 7-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the petitioner in Husky Int'l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, reversing the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On July 1, 2016, SynCardia Systems, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In response to the Great Recession, CEC and the Sponsors took a number of steps to restructure Caesars' debt to buy the business time to recover.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
In order to encourage lenders to finance the operations of Mexican borrowers, Mexico has enacted significant reforms of its secured transactions laws.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In my May 26th post, I raised several questions that unsecured creditors in any Chapter 11 case should know the answers to and take action where appropriate.
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