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HTMLProposed Bankruptcy Rule and Official Form Changes
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The public comment period closes on Tuesday,...

 

HTMLU.S. Causes of Action and Attorney Retainer Fund Sufficient Assets for Chapter 15 Recognition
Mark G. Douglas, Pedro A. Jiménez; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
In 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"...

 

HTMLTaking a Stand Where Few Have Trodden: Structured Dismissal Held Clearly Authorized by the Bankruptcy Code
Mark G. Douglas, Charles M. Oellermann; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
A "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...

 

HTMLQuestioning the Executoriness of Trademark Licenses in Integrated Agreements
Mark G. Douglas, Laura L. Swanson; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
Protections 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...

 

HTMLUniform Voidable Transactions Act Approved by Uniform Law Commission to Replace UFTA
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLArgentina—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;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLReaffirmation and the Advantages for Credit Unions
Joseph M. McCandlish; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
For many creditors, when a debtor files a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, getting the debtor to sign and return a reaffirmation agreement is only the first challenge. Depending on the debtor's financial situation, a hearing may be held at which the debtor would need to prove he or she can make the payments....

 

Adobe PDFCFTC Proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps Under Dodd-Frank: The CFTC Reproposes Rules for Minimum Margin Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants, Largely Aligned with Prudential Regulators’ Recent Reproposed Rules
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
On September 23, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued a proposed rule to establish minimum initial and variation margin collection requirements for uncleared swaps entered into by certain swap dealers and major swap participants. With some exceptions, as...

 

Adobe PDFCross-Border Recognition of Resolution Actions: Financial Stability Board’s Consultative Document Regarding Cross-Border Recognition of Resolution Actions Represents an Important Step Towards Removal of Impediments to Resolution
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
On September 29, 2014, the Financial Stability Board (the “FSB”) published a consultative document concerning cross-border recognition of resolution actions and the removal of impediments to the resolution of globally active, systemically important financial institutions (the...

 

HTMLDebt Collectors Beware: Venue Provision of FDCPA Reinterpreted
Brian C. Langs, Joseph R. Marconi; Johnson & Bell, Ltd.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Suesz v. Med-1 Solutions, LLC, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12562 (7th Cir. 2014), the Seventh Circuit recently reinterpreted the venue provision of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The issue for the court was whether township small claims courts in Marion County,...

 


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