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Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

          Imagine that Hal Steinbrenner agreed to purchase the Boston Red Sox from John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino. All three signed non-compete agreements promising to buy no interest in an MLB team for the next five years. Steinbrenner made a $1 billion down payment, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred signed off on everything.

Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

                 Third-party releases can be an integral part of a chapter 11 bankruptcy case. These releases can have the effect of a nonconsensual resolution of state law claims, and a question exists as to how they are implicated in a Stern v. Marshall analysis.

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018
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Lindsay Zahradka Milne

A seller of goods who enjoys a casual relationship with a buyer — without adhering to strict documentation and enforcement standards — can find itself in dire straits in the event of that buyer’s insolvency.

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018
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David L. Curry, Jr.

In Franchise Servs. of N. Am. v. U.S. Trs. (In re Franchise Servs. of N. Am.),[1] the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, on direct appeal from the U.S.

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018

Editor's Note: ABI's latest video podcast features ABI Deputy Executive Director Amy Quackenboss talking with David R. Kuney of Whiteford Taylor Preston (Washington, D.C.).

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018

When a firm files for bankruptcy, someone loses a financial investment. Whether the filing is chapter 7 or chapter 11, creditors may get only a portion of a return (or none) of their investment, and investors may well lose their entire investment. However, filing for bankruptcy does not mean that a firm goes out of business.

Post date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Zachary J. Gregoricus

Like their for-profit counterparts, nonprofit corporations face a variety of challenges throughout their corporate life cycles, some of which may lead an organization to pursue reorganization under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.[1] One of the issues that arises during a nonprofit’s reorganization is whether its board of directors m

Post date: Friday, April 27, 2018

A Feb. 27, 2018, decision by the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a split in the circuit courts by clarifying that a bankruptcy trustee, creditors’ committee or other entity with standing may claw back preferences and constructive fraudulent transfers involving the purchase of securities, even though the transaction was effectuated by depositing funds or securities with financial institutions.

Post date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Andrew I. Silfen

What happens to a licensee’s right to use a trademark if the licensor files for bankruptcy?

Post date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

The permanent release of a nondebtor from a debt owed to a third party in a chapter 11 plan is barred per se in some courts and must meet a high standard to be allowed in others. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado in In re Midway Gold US Inc.

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