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Homejoy’s shutdown, due to misclassification lawsuits, likely to propel tech start-ups to enhance their independent contractor compliance
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2015

Earlier today, Carmel DeAmicis of Recode reported that Homejoy, the home cleaning start-up that uses independent contractors as their home cleaners


The year in bankruptcy 2013
  • Jones Day
  • Global, USA
  • January 22 2014

The eyes of the financial world were on the U.S. during 2013. The view was dismaying and encouraging in roughly equal parts. The U.S. rang in the new


“Never say never”: lessons from Radioshack’s sale of customer information
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

When a bankrupt company’s most valuable assets include consumer information, a tension arises between bankruptcy policy aimed at maximizing asset


Kentucky bankruptcy court holds that coal mining lease is not an executory contract or unexpired lease and is transferable pursuant to section 363 despite an anti-assignment provision
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

When a contract is called a lease and has some characteristics of a lease, but operates to grant the lessee the exclusive right to mine and remove


Debt or equity? Which Circuit? Recent cases on equitable recharacterization
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

Seeking to recharacterize a debt claim as an equity contribution to the debtor through the equitable powers of the bankruptcy court (something we've


Bankruptcy mischief: fraudulent concealment and bad faith do not matter when it comes to disallowing Bankruptcy Code exemptions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

Desperate times call for desperate measures. It is not surprising then that a less than scrupulous debtor might be less than candid when disclosing


Blurred lines: Seventh Circuit keeps alive claims based upon law firm’s alleged failure to advise on degrees of business risk
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

Attorney. Counselor. Advisor. As "the last bastion of the generalist," the role of the restructuring attorney takes various forms and requires a


Delaware bankruptcy court allows debtor to sidestep “make-whole” payment
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

Bankruptcy Judge Christopher S. Sontchi recently ruled in the Energy Future Holdings case that the debtor will not be required to pay the $431


Does silence mean consent? Some courts have found that it does not (at least for purposes of sales under section 363(f))
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

In melodramatic movie weddings, guests are urged, before the couple is joined in matrimony, to "speak now or forever hold their peace" (although this


Ninth Circuit holds public policy prevents attorney from defending client’s fraud claim under the unclean hands doctrine
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

Client, with the assistance of its attorney, engages in illegal conduct. Client places money received from its illegal conduct in the attorney's