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The Sixth Circuit holds that bankruptcy courts lack the inherent power to award “serious non-compensatory punitive damages”

USA - December 27 2013 Nearly 30 years after enactment of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984 and establishment of the current bankruptcy court…

What goes up ... Quick glance #3 at Ohio oil and gas leases in bankruptcy

USA - August 2 2013 As with our prior posts on oil and gas leases in bankruptcy (located here and here), this post presents another thorny issue - namely, "Is an oil and…

Seriously misleading UCC searches

USA - July 31 2015 Determining whether a security interest is properly perfected by using a state's online lien search may be leading you astray. Perfecting a security…

What goes up...quick glance #2 at Ohio oil and gas leases in bankruptcy

USA - April 15 2013 As Ohio enjoys its latest boom in oil and gas exploration, it is important to understand how oil and gas leases are treated in bankruptcy. The…

What goes up … a quick glance at Ohio oil and gas leases in bankruptcy

USA - March 5 2013 As Ohio enjoys its latest boom in oil and gas exploration, it is important to understand how oil and gas leases are treated in bankruptcy. Unsettled…