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Legal News
21 Dec 2015
by Taylor Gillan

India's government on Monday introduced a bill in parliament [official website] meant to improve the country's current bankruptcy system and provide for resolution of insolvency in a timely manner. The bill, called the "Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015," is aimed at creating higher economic growth [The Hindu report] through the … [read more]


Student Commentary
15 Sep 2015
by Harrison Thorne of UCLA School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Harrison Thorne of UCLA School of Law discusses the possible implications that a recent decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit might bear on internships ... Employees are entitled to many benefits, including minimum wage, overtime wage, social security tax contributions, insurance (disability, … [read more]


Legal News
11 Aug 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] A judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Friday that New York City's regulation of the banking industry through the Responsible Banking Act [text, PDF] is unconstitutional. The Act was passed by New York's City Council … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] A judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Wednesday sentenced Irwin Lipkin, a former controller of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, to six months in prison for his involvement in Bernard Madoff's [JURIST news archive] multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Lipkin … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2015
by Sarah Boehme

Greece's parliament [official website] on Thursday passed a second set of economic reforms with an overwhelming 230-63 majority vote. Greece's creditors asked [JURIST report] that the second set of economic overhauls be passed before they began negotiations for the aid program, which will help the country's economy and save it … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The US Court of Federal Claims [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the Federal Reserve [official website] bailout of AIG [corporate website] in 2008 exceeded its authority but did not award any damages. The suit was brought by former AIG CEO Maurice Greenberg and claimed that the Federal … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 on Monday in Baker Botts v. ASARCO [SCOTUSblog materials] that law firms representing those undergoing bankruptcy proceedings cannot recoup fees incurred when defending the fees they originally charged their client. Under Chapter 11 bankruptcy rules [11 USC §330(a)(1) text], lawyers … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 Monday in Mellouli v. Lynch [SCOTUSblog materials] that an immigrant's conviction for concealing unnamed pills in his sock did not trigger removal under under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) [text]. The INA provides that non-citizens may be deported if … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett [SCOTUSblog materials] that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien under §506(d) when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif [SCOTUSblog materials] that bankruptcy judges have the power to make final judgments in certain legal disputes. In so ruling the Supreme Court reversed and remanded an appellate court decision finding that the … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Monday in Harris v. Viegelahn [SCOTUSblog materials] that a debtor who converts to Chapter 7 is entitled to return of any postpetition wages not yet distributed by the Chapter 13 trustee. Petitioner Charles Harris, after filing a voluntary petition for … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Illinois supreme court [official website] on Friday overturned [opinion, PDF] the 2013 Illinois Pension Law [98-599 text] that attempted to reduce the state's pension deficit by eliminating automatic cost of living increases and extending the retirement age. The law itself would apply to four of the state's five … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 May 2015
by Shu-Yi Oei of Tulane University Law School
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Shu-Yi Oei of Tulane University Law School discusses tax evasion investigations and possible criminal charges against HSBC's Swiss private banking unit...Beginning around 2006, Hervé Falciani, a computer systems engineer at HSBC's Swiss private banking unit, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) ("HSBC Suisse"), obtained and extracted a large quantity … [read more]


Legal News
4 May 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank [SCOTUSblog materials] that a bankruptcy court's order denying confirmation of a debtor's proposed repayment plan is not a final order that the debtor can immediately appeal. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion for … [read more]


Student Commentary
1 May 2015
by Harrison Thorne of UCLA School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Harrison Thorne of UCLA School of Law discusses the role of bankruptcy courts in equity... Bankruptcy law, embodied in Title 11 of the United States Code (also known as "the Bankruptcy Code"), strives to balance the rights of creditors to receive payment for what they are owed … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Claudio Giardiello, a defendant in a bankruptcy case, opened fire during trial on Thursday, killing three people, including a lawyer and a judge. Giardiello, an Italian businessman being tried for fraudulent bankruptcy, fired at least 13 shots from a gun he sneaked into the Palace of Justice [official website, … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday in two bankruptcy cases. In Harris v. Viegelahn [transcript, PDF] the court must decide "whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral argument [transcript, PDF] on Tuesday in a pair of consolidated cases involving a dispute over federal bankruptcy laws brought by Bank of America (BOA). The cases, Bank of America, NA v. Caulkett and Bank of America, NA v. Toledo-Cardona [SCOTUSblog dockets], … [read more]


Legal News
9 Mar 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Monday in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) [text, PDF] federal agencies are exempt from notice-and-comment requirements when amending or repealing interpretive rules. In 2006 the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour … [read more]


Legal News
25 Feb 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments on Wednesday in two cases. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. [docket], the court heard arguments [transcript, PDF] on whether an employer can be liable [questions presented, PDF] under Title VII [text] of the Civil … [read more]

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