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CFPB Adopts Strict Liability Standard for Debt Collectors Who Sue or Threaten Suit Over Time-Barred Debt

USA - January 22 2021 On January 19, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final debt collection rules in the Federal Register, including 12…

David Dormont, Rachel Goodman

Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case Calls Into Question Bankruptcy Protections for Cannabis Companies

USA - January 15 2021 Despite a company’s claim that it deals only in legal hemp products, a federal court this week denied the company’s access to relief under the…

Georgette Castner, Rachel Goodman

Preference Payments in Bankruptcy: Rebutting the Presumption of Insolvency during the COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - June 1 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause harsh economic conditions throughout the United States, many companies face the difficult prospect of…

David Dormont, Joseph Samuel

Maritime Bankruptcies in the US during the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Introduction for Creditors

USA - May 11 2020 The combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices have resulted in a surge of US bankruptcy petitions. Although the nation’s…

Alfred J. Kuffler, Robert E. O’Connor

College & COVID-19: Students Bring Wave of Lawsuits Seeking Tuition Refunds

USA - April 29 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly took hold in the U.S. in early March, colleges and universities were some of the first institutions to physically…

Elizabeth Catalano, John M. Myers