From the monthly archives:

January 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. on Jan. 28 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York arguing that the bankruptcy court should approve the sale of some of its bakery assets for $ 28.85 million (In Re: Hostess Brands Inc., No. 12-22052, […]

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TweetThanks to innovations in technology, many attorneys no longer need a physical office in order to practice law. Given the high cost of office space in some areas, it even makes good business sense. However, several states still require attorneys to hang a shingle outside of the digital world. For states that still follow the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A New York federal judge on Jan. 14 ruled that although the Twitter social network’s terms of service (TOS) permit users to repost or “re-tweet” other users’ posted content, this did not confer a broad license to permit use of a photojournalist’s copyrighted images by a news agency, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines Inc., on Jan. 17 approved $ 1.5 billion in additional financing for the airline, overruling the objections of the indenture trustee (In Re: AMR Corporation, No. 11-15463, Chapter […]

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TweetLawyers, law professors, and others in the legal community are increasingly using legal blogs and other Internet platforms to comment on groundbreaking or otherwise interesting legal developments. However, as a recent defamation lawsuit highlights, writers always run the risk of becoming a topic of legal commentary themselves. Zachary Kramer, an associate dean at Arizona State […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. An attorney for the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee in the MF Global Inc. (MFGI) Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Jan. 10 filed a declaration supporting a settlement proposed between MFGI and its U.K. affiliates of MF Global that would return more than $ 500 million in customer […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Golden Guernsey Dairy on Jan. 8 filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, citing both assets and liabilities between $ 10 million and $ 50 million (In Re: Golden Guernsey Dairy LLC, No. 13-10044, Chapter 7, D. Del. Bkcy.). […]

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TweetSocial media continues to wreak havoc in courtrooms across the country. Despite repeated warning from judges, jurors are continuing to comment on cases via social media, “friend” parties to the lawsuits, and conduct their own Internet research outside of the courtroom. All of these activities are strictly prohibited and threaten the validity of any resulting […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The liquidating trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of BGI Inc., formerly known as Borders Group Inc., on Jan. 4 filed the latest in a total of 92 adversary complaints against various creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking to […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Pinnacle Airlines Corp. on Jan. 2 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for approval of an additional $ 52 million in post-petition financing, which the airline says will allow it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy (In Re: Pinnacle Airlines […]

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