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Deck the halls with “natural” labels: Dole wins summary judgment in “all natural fruit” case

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2014

We have been covering plaintiffs' war against countless food and beverage products bearing "natural" labels for years. These cases have been

Bankruptcy court decision sheds light on cross-border eligibility, venue, and COMI issues (part two)

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2014

In the first part of our two-part series on In re Suntech, we discussed the bankruptcy court's ruling that Suntech was eligible to be a debtor under

Bankruptcy court decision sheds light on cross-border eligibility, venue, and COMI issues (part one)

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2014

Businesses with a global footprint require agile, sophisticated counsel possessing in-depth knowledge of the international aspects of bankruptcy and

Can I borrow your cause of action for a minute? Derivative standing in the Seventh Circuit

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

A debtor's prepetition causes of action and other legal interests typically become property of the debtor's estate under section 541 of the

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then: Kansas bankruptcy court finds car “lease” is a disguised financing based on economic realities of transaction

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2014

When a contract looks like a lease, but operates more like a security agreement, how should the contract be treated in bankruptcy? The United States

Fracking battles in Texas continue to heat up

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2014

As we reported on our blog, the City of Denton, Texas recently became the first Texas municipality to enact an ordinance banning the drilling

There’s a thin line between equity and debt: affiliates, advances and avoiding recharacterization

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2014

Although likely not the intent of In re Siag Aerisyn, LLC, a recent decision from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of

House passes Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014 and takes significant step towards establishing a separate bankruptcy process for bank holding companies and large financial institutions

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2014

While some of us may have had turkey on the mind over the last few days following the Thanksgiving holiday, members of the U.S. House of

Bankruptcy court announces Cyber Monday deals: higher fees, new rules, and revised forms

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

It’s that time of year again! The bankruptcy courts’ new rules, fees, and forms come into effect today. Just like news outlets this time of year

Court rejects defendant manufacturer’s ascertainability challenge

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

While we have seen defendant manufacturers defeat class certification bids on ascertainability grounds, a Northern District of California federal