From the monthly archives:

April 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 9 proceeding of Jefferson County, Ala., on April 15 ruled that an insurer who alleges that it was fraudulently induced to provide $ 378 million in insurance coverage could not pursue its lawsuit because of the automatic stay (In Re: […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Trinity Place Holdings Inc., an entity formed out of bankrupt Syms Corp., on April 11 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, arguing that Syms should not be required to pay rent on various buildings based on the wording of the leases […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt adult entertainment company GGW Brands LLC, the parent company of the producer of videos called “Girls Gone Wild,” on April 10 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California contending that the attorney it seeks to permission to appoint does not […]

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TweetRomantic relationships in the workplace can often wreak havoc. However, one law firm’s fraternization program is now the basis for an employment lawsuit. Kimberly A. Elkjer is suing her Texas law firm over its policy of prohibiting male and female employees from being “alone together,” both in and out of the office. Elkjer further claims […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Hostess Brands Inc. on April 9 approved the sale of the company’s bread assets to Mountain States Bakeries LLC, which paid a deposit of $ 1.5 million in anticipation of the full purchase price of $ 28.85 […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt financial group Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) on April 9 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York defending its plan to pay $ 7.8 million in bonuses to key employees on grounds that it complies with the Bankruptcy Code (In […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in Florida on April 5 dismissed aiding and abetting claims the receiver of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Arthur Nadel brought against Wells Fargo Bank NA and Wachovia Bank NA, finding that the receiver has not shown enough proof that Wachovia knew about Nadel”s fraudulent transactions (Burton […]

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TweetWhile everyone agrees that the U.S. Supreme Court dictates the law of the land, many argue that it should stay out of social issues. The issue recently resurfaced during the same-sex marriage debate. Of course, this is not the first time the justices of the Supreme Court have been asked to make fundamental changes to […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. While the lack of a hyphen in the term “all natural” could lead to multiple interpretations, a reasonable consumer would conclude the product contain exclusively “all natural” ingredients, a California federal judge held April 1 in partially granting a motion for dismissal (Markus Wilson and Doug Campen, et […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Efforts by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. to seal demonstrative slides shown during a 2012 patent infringement trial that ended in a $ 1.1 billion award were unsuccessful on March 29, when a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled that the documents are subject to a common-law presumption of public access […]

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