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Supreme Court Decides When Administrative Law Judges Must Have Constitutional Appointments

USA - July 26 2018 Recently, in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Comm’n, 138 S. Ct. 2044 (2018), the Supreme Court decided when administrative law judges must be...

Marisa L. Berlinger.


Supreme Court: To Bar Bankruptcy Discharge, Statement of Financial Condition Must Be “In Writing”

USA - June 28 2018 Bankruptcy debtors receive a “fresh start” with a discharge of debts, except for certain debts arising from fraud. But in the Supreme Court’s recent...

Christopher Combest.


Data Breach Damages Need Only Be a “Trifle”

USA - June 5 2018 What sort of damages must be pleaded to survive a motion to dismiss in a data breach class action? Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh...

Linda C. Emery, Marisa L. Berlinger.


Bright Line from Supreme Court: Consolidated Cases Remain Independent for Appeal

USA, Australia - April 3 2018 Going back to the early 1970s, federal courts have disagreed on a basic question of appellate procedure: If a case has been consolidated with others...


Supreme Court Makes Bankruptcy Claw-Backs Easier While Protecting Financial Institutions

USA - March 6 2018 In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court in Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., 2018 WL 1054879 (Feb. 27, 2018) has made it easier for...

Christopher Combest.