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|Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Approved by Uniform Law Commission to Replace UFTA|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014On July 16, 2014, the Uniform Law Commission (the "Commission") approved a series of amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (the "UFTA"), which is currently in force in 43 states (all states except Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and...
|Questioning the Executoriness of Trademark Licenses in Integrated Agreements|
Mark G. Douglas, Laura L. Swanson; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014Protections added to the Bankruptcy Code in 1988 that give some intellectual property (“IP”) licensees the right to continued use of licensed property notwithstanding rejection of the underlying license agreement do not expressly apply to trademark licenses. As a consequence, a...
|Taking a Stand Where Few Have Trodden: Structured Dismissal Held Clearly Authorized by the Bankruptcy Code|
Mark G. Douglas, Charles M. Oellermann; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014A "structured dismissal" of a chapter 11 case following a sale of substantially all of the debtor's assets has become increasingly common as a way to minimize cost and maximize creditor recoveries. However, only a handful of rulings have been issued on the subject, perhaps because...
|U.S. Causes of Action and Attorney Retainer Fund Sufficient Assets for Chapter 15 Recognition|
Mark G. Douglas, Pedro A. Jiménez; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014In December 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held as a matter of first impression in Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund LP v. Barnet (In re Barnet), 737 F.3d 238 (2d Cir. 2013), that section 109(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, which requires a debtor "under this title"...
|Mais Reversed: If You Give Me Your Number, I Can Call It, However I Want|
Michael C. Lueder; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014“If you give me your number, I can call it, however I want.” For more than twenty years this statement has summarized the Federal Communications Commission view of prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. On September 29, 2014, the United States Court of...
|Argentina—The Long-Running Dispute over the Payment of Argentina’s Sovereign Debt Has Been Particularly Active in Recent Weeks and Months.|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
October 15, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014On June 30, 2014, Latin America’s third-largest economy failed to make a scheduled $539 million payment to bondholders after U.S. District Court judge Thomas Griesa ruled that the payment could not be made unless holdout bondholders from restructurings in 2005 and 2010 were also paid. Under...
|Massachusetts Treasurer Demands National Mutual Fund Records in Multistate Unclaimed Property Audit|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014Late this summer, the Massachusetts Treasurer demanded mutual fund records on a nationwide basis as part of a multistate unclaimed property audit. Thirty-five (35) states are involved in the audit, but the Treasurer has sought records pertaining to all fifty (50) states.
|Lenders Beware: the Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Foreclosures of Homeowners’ Association Liens May Extinguish First Priority Deeds of Trust|
Bob L. Olson; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014Nevada has adopted the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act of 1982 (the “Act”) which governs homeowners’ associations (“HOA”).
|FCA MiFID II Conference Summary|
Harvey Knight, Kirsten Lapham; Withers Bergman LLP;
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014On 18 September, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) held a conference which addressed the agenda for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II. Among other key speakers, David Lawton, the FCAs director of markets, and Maggie Craig, acting head of savings and investments, talked about...
|Disaster Recovery and Preparedness: Does Your Credit Union have a Plan?|
Matthew D. Urban; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
October 10, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014Each day there are news reports of natural or man made disasters that impact hundreds, if not thousands, of lives and businesses in the areas where the event is occurring. Whether it is a headline grabbing event like a hurricane or a localized event such as a flash flood, any event that impacts...