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Can’t Hide Behind the Veil (When It isn’t Pierced): Court Denies Bankrupt LLC Member’s Attempt to Use the Automatic Stay to Shield Himself from Litigation
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2017

The oil and gas crisis produced yet another curious set of circumstances and a decision addressing the applicability of the automatic stay to an


LevFin Quarterly Q4 2016
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of LevFin Quarterly. In this issue, we look at the implications of President Trump's tax reform plan and the House


Recoupment - Is it the same transaction?
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2017

Recoupment is an equitable remedy - not expressly addressed in the Bankruptcy Code - that permits the offset of mutual debts arising out of the same


You Can Cry if You Want To, But if You Are Not “the” Party, It’s Probably Not “Your” PartyDistinguishing Between Becoming a “Party” to a Contract and Merely Being an Assignee
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2017

In the 1960’s hit song, It’s My Party, Lesley Gore sang about a Young woman at her Birthday party watching her boyfriend leave with another Young


New Jersey Supreme Court Reinstates $25M Verdict Against Accutane Manufacturer
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2017

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reinstated a jury award of $25 million for a plaintiff who sustained personal injuries after taking the acne


Chapter 22 Commencement to Confirmation in Just 6 days: Exploring Roust Corporation
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2017

Roust Corporation (“Roust”) caught everyone’s attention when, on January 6, 2017, Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain held a


Deal Certainty and Expert Opinions in M&A Transactions: A Trap for the Unwary?
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2017

When Energy Transfer Equity announced that it was acquiring Williams Companies on September 28, 2015, the press hailed the transaction as a coup for


Untangling the Morass of the Overtime Threshold under U.S. Federal and State Laws
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2017

Employers across the United States who had been diligently restructuring their payrolls to comply with anticipated changes to the federal salary


Notice over Science: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Enforces Bar Date Against Asbestos Creditor Based on Actual Notice Standard
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2017

In chapter 11 reorganizations, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3003(c)(3) provides that “the court shall fix and for cause shown may extend


Yucatan Foods Sued Over its Alleged ‘Un’ Holy Guacamole
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2017

With the start of 2017 upon us, many people are setting New Year’s resolutions and aspirations to eat healthier. For companies seeking to sell their