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Another SCOTUS case to keep an eye on this term

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 15 2014

My colleague Lisa Sokolowski recently discussed some of the cases we are watching during this year's Supreme Court term. Let's add another to the

Hashtag: thinking of starting your own marijuana business?

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2014

Have you ever wanted to start your own marijuana cultivation and distribution business? Do you see billboards on the highway advertising pot-growing

Brazilian reorganization plan: fundamentally fair or wholesale trampling of creditors’ rights?

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • Brazil, USA
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  • October 9 2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York was recently presented in In re Rede Energia, S.A. with the question of

R-E-C-O-V-E-R: find out what it means to the Third Circuit

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

Because we couldn’t possibly top Judge Fisher’s opening line, we’re borrowing it for our introduction of In re Daniel W. Allen, Sr., a recent

Court refuses to equitably subordinate because conduct was consistent with the contract

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 6 2014

Generally, the priority scheme in section 507 of the Bankruptcy Code dictates the order in which a creditor is paid. For this reason, creditors can

Dear court: please forgive me, but I need a continuance of my trial due to Yom Kippur

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 3 2014

If you were to ask people on the street to name the first Jewish holiday that comes to mind, chances are a significant percentage would name Yom

Appellate panel teaches the electric slide, sets forth a standard for determining whether electricity is a “good” for purposes of section 503(b)(9)

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 2 2014

And so we return to the debate about whether electricity is a “good” for purposes of section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code this time featuring

The reach of the automatic stay: one court reminds us that extending the automatic stay to non-debtors is “extraordinary relief”

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2014

If you ask the average person (a non-bankruptcy lawyer, that is) what they know about bankruptcy, chances are they will reference the Bankruptcy

U.S. Supreme Court rules that employee stock plan fiduciaries are not entitled to a “presumption of prudence”

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2014

On June 25, 2014, in a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer that employee

No loss is no defence: asset-flipping and fraudulent misrepresentation in receiverships

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

A court-appointed receiver is bound to maximize return on the sale of an asset. But when a purchaser gets a better offer for the asset than the