Mid Cap

  • April 30, 2024

    Atty Wants Out Of 'Coup' Suit Over Judge Romance

    The former Jackson Walker LLP attorney whose secret relationship with a Texas judge ignited an ethics scandal wants out of a racketeering suit accusing her of "orchestrating a coup" in a bankruptcy case, calling the suit a "dubious" attempt to blame her for an ex-CEO's "disastrous" mismanagement of his family business.

  • April 30, 2024

    NYC Law Firm Says Japanese Auto Supplier Owes $800K Fees

    New York law firm Florence Rostami Law LLC seeks more than $800,000 in legal fees and expenses after representing a Japanese auto part manufacturer in litigation and bankruptcy court proceedings in a contract dispute with a former vendor, the firm told a Michigan federal court.

  • April 30, 2024

    Genova Burns Adds Labor, Bankruptcy Attys In Philly, NJ

    Genova Burns LLC expanded its offices in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey this week with the additions of attorneys specializing in labor and bankruptcy law.

  • April 30, 2024

    Moritt Hock Adds 3 Attorneys In NYC, Garden City Offices

    Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP has hired an associate and counsel and has rehired a former corporate associate who spent three years working for the firm, according to a Monday announcement.

  • April 29, 2024

    Kazakh Businessman Accused Of Stealing Coal Mine

    A Kazakh businessman schemed with the country's government to steal a coal mine, its proceeds, and its assets and laundered the proceeds to buy luxury U.S. real estate worth more than $100 million, according to a suit filed in New York state court.

  • April 29, 2024

    Judge Mulls Atty Sanctions In Ch. 7 Over 'False' Statements

    An insolvent government contractor and its lawyers should pay opposing counsel's fees in an adversary action, attorneys representing the debtor's Chapter 7 trustee and creditors told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday, accusing the company and its principals of making false and misleading statements in the $14 million clawback lawsuit.

  • April 29, 2024

    Terraform Says SEC's $5.4B Sanction Bid Fails Under Morrison

    Crypto firm Terraform Labs and its founder Do Kwon struck back at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's $5.4 billion sanctions request following its trial win, filing dual briefs Monday that argued the regulator has only shown that "a small number" of allegedly illegal token sales took place in the U.S. and under its jurisdiction as outlined in the U.S. Supreme Court's Morrison decision.

  • April 29, 2024

    Minn. Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm Files For Ch. 11

    LifeBack Law Firm PA, which specializes in Chapter 7 and 13 consumer bankruptcies, filed for Chapter 11 protection Sunday in Minnesota amid legal challenges from a competitor and former employees.

  • April 29, 2024

    Herbert Smith Adds Bankruptcy Pro To Thai Disputes Practice

    Herbert Smith Freehills has hired an expert in construction disputes and insolvency and bankruptcy matters as a new partner for its Bangkok office, a move the firm says will strengthen its disputes practice in Thailand's capital.

  • April 29, 2024

    Kemp Klein Adds Bankruptcy Atty In Mich.

    Detroit-area-based Kemp Klein Law Firm has announced it hired a new bankruptcy-focused corporate lawyer to bolster its corporate, litigation and bankruptcy practices.

  • April 29, 2024

    ABI's New Prez, Scammers Charged, Giuliani To Appeal

    The American Bankruptcy Institute named Polsinelli attorney Christopher A. Ward as its new president, the Office of the United States Trustee charged two with fraud for petition preparation services, and Rudy Giuliani asked a New York judge for permission to appeal his $148 million defamation verdict to the D.C. Circuit.

  • April 29, 2024

    Demystifying The Alphabet Soup Of ABC Insolvency

    Not every insolvency proceeding must take place in the so-called fishbowl of federal bankruptcy. There is a state-level option that can provide a quicker, quieter and sometimes less expensive alternative for companies seeking to liquidate their assets.

  • April 29, 2024

    Peer Street Plan Ruling Gets Delayed After Objector No-Show

    Real estate investment platform Peer Street Inc. will have to wait another week for a decision on confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan, after a Delaware bankruptcy judge declined Monday to rule on the relief because an objecting party wasn't present in court.

  • April 29, 2024

    Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    A multibillion-dollar Tesla trust proposal, a Truth Social bond, power plays over Prince's estate, and three in the ring for World Wrestling Entertainment. All of this and much more came up in Delaware Chancery Court dockets last week.

  • April 29, 2024

    4th Circ. OKs Sanctions Against Law Firm In Bestwall Ch. 11

    A split Fourth Circuit panel on Monday refused to overturn more than $402,000 in sanctions against a law firm and its clients as part of bankruptcy proceedings for a Georgia-Pacific unit, saying the contempt and sanctions orders can't be appealed because they aren't final judgments.

  • April 29, 2024

    Turkey Cos. Seek Swift Appeal Of Burford's Ability To Sue

    Some of the country's largest turkey producers have asked an Illinois federal court for permission to immediately appeal a March ruling that allows a Burford Capital investment unit to pursue price-fixing allegations against them, arguing the Seventh Circuit should weigh in on whether the investor is permitted to bring such a claim.

  • April 29, 2024

    Ex-Man City Player Benjamin Mendy Pays £710K Tax Debt

    Former Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy avoided bankruptcy on Monday after paying a £710,000 ($892,000) tax bill minutes before a court hearing to determine whether an order should be made.

  • April 29, 2024

    Supreme Court Declines To Hear 'Unusual' FCRA Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up PHH Mortgage Corp.'s call for review of a Fourth Circuit decision allowing a Marine Corps veteran to continue his Fair Credit Reporting Act claims that the company harassed him about his ex-wife's debt on a home they once shared.

  • April 26, 2024

    Giuliani Seeks Ch. 11 Judge's OK To Appeal $148M Verdict

    Rudy Giuliani asked a New York bankruptcy judge on Friday for permission to move forward with an appeal of a $148 million defamation award to two Georgia poll workers he accused of committing ballot fraud.

  • April 26, 2024

    Cannabis Retailer MedMen Files For Bankruptcy In Canada

    American cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc. said Friday that it had filed for bankruptcy in Canada, citing CA$561.5 million ($410.4 million) of liabilities months after the company's stock plunged and executives departed despite having sold off assets to raise money.

  • April 26, 2024

    ABI President Chris Ward Talks Fees, Purdue Pharma, Phillies

    Chris Ward of Polsinelli LLP, the new president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, expects high interest rates to continue dogging debt-laden companies this year. He's also skeptical a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting nonconsensual releases in the bankruptcy case of Purdue Pharma LP would radically alter third parties' ability to get liability shields and thinks Chapter 11 has become too expensive, he told Law360 on Friday.

  • April 26, 2024

    Casa Gets OK For $32.25M Telecom Asset Sale To Fund Ch. 11

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Friday that she would approve the $32.25 million sale of Casa Systems Inc.'s cloud and radio access network unit after an auction more than doubled the winner's initial offer for the assets, despite concerns about how the process played out.

  • April 26, 2024

    Umpqua Bank Seeks Win On Investors' Ponzi Aiding Claims

    Oregon-based Umpqua Bank has asked a San Francisco federal judge to toss claims that it aided and abetted a $250 million real estate Ponzi scheme, arguing the investors who brought the suit saw that their funds were put into "legitimate" investments.

  • April 26, 2024

    50 Cent's GC Beats Wiretap Claim In Liquor Feud, For Now

    A Manhattan judge on Friday threw out a claim that the general counsel for rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson illegally recorded a former Beam Suntory Inc. sales contractor during an embezzlement investigation, but allowed the consultant to revise his pleading.

  • April 26, 2024

    Judge Agrees To OK Sticky's Initial Ch. 11 Requests

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed Friday to sign off on modified versions of first-day requests from popular New York-area chicken restaurant chain Sticky's in the company's streamlined Chapter 11 case, asking Sticky's to submit revised orders by 5 p.m.

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