Large Cap

  • May 24, 2024

    Rite Aid Given Until Tuesday To File Ch. 11 Schedule

    A New Jersey bankruptcy judge on Friday instructed Rite Aid to file a proposed schedule for its Chapter 11 plan confirmation process by Tuesday, after Johnson & Johnson accused the pharmacy business of dragging its feet in responding to an objection to its reorganization plan.

  • May 24, 2024

    Healthcare REIT Nabs $800M Despite Tenant Turbulence

    Medical Properties Trust Inc. announced Friday that the real estate investment trust has secured a £631 million ($804 million) financing from a group of investors led by real estate investment firm Song Capital, in a deal led by Goodwin Procter LLP and Slaughter and May.

  • May 24, 2024

    Biden Urges 1st Circ. To Find Debt Cap Challenge Moot

    The Biden administration asked the First Circuit to affirm a finding that a government workers' union lacks standing to challenge the debt ceiling's constitutionality and that its case was further rendered moot by passage of a deal to suspend the spending limit until January.

  • May 23, 2024

    ConvergeOne Defeats 'Law Review Article' Objection To Reorg

    Information technology company ConvergeOne won a Texas bankruptcy judge's blessing Thursday to cut more than $1 billion of debt under a reorganization deal that a group of senior lenders said would unlawfully advantage rival creditors.

  • May 23, 2024

    FTX Judge Declines To Undo Ch. 11 Digital Claim Estimation

    The judge overseeing the Chapter 11 case of cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading Ltd. on Thursday denied a request to vacate an earlier ruling allowing the debtor to estimate the claims of creditors holding digital assets based on their petition date value, saying the party seeking to undo the order had not provided any new evidence to justify the action.

  • May 23, 2024

    99 Cents Only Gets OK To Sell Stores For $170M In Ch. 11

    Discount retail chain 99 Cents Only on Thursday got the green light of a Delaware bankruptcy judge to sell off 44 lots of its assets for a combined price of $170 million as it moves towards a wind-down.

  • May 23, 2024

    Dynata Gets Initial OK For Ch. 11 Loan, July Plan Hearing

    Data provider and market research company Dynata Thursday received interim approval from a Delaware bankruptcy judge to tap into $31.5 million in Chapter 11 financing, a step company counsel says sets it on the road to emerge from bankruptcy by early July.

  • May 23, 2024

    Who's Who On The NJ Bankruptcy Bench, Part 2

    Chief U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb said last week that New Jersey saw the second-most Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in the nation over the last year — up from sixth the year before — with 16% growth in overall filings and a 133% increase in Chapter 11 filings.

  • May 23, 2024

    Ex-Judge Pushed False Narrative On Atty Romance, Firm Says

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones of Texas, who resigned last year after his secret relationship with a Jackson Walker LLP partner was revealed, attempted to head off rumors about the relationship by asking the firm to file a false, partial disclosure in 2022, the firm alleged.

  • May 23, 2024

    J&J Loses Expedited Bid For Beasley Allen Docs In Talc MDL

    Johnson & Johnson has lost its bid in New Jersey federal court to have the Beasley Allen Law Firm quickly produce documents related to what J&J said seems to be an "intentional effort" by the firm to "bias the vote" against a proposed $6.5 billion reorganization plan for its talc subsidiary.

  • May 23, 2024

    Alex Jones Atty Escapes Suspension, For Now

    The Connecticut Appellate Court on Thursday threw out the six-month suspension of Norm Pattis, the lead attorney in Infowars host Alex Jones' Sandy Hook Elementary School defamation trial, ordering new proceedings against the attorney for supervising the transmission of the victims' confidential records to other Jones lawyers.

  • May 22, 2024

    Cancer Patients Target J&J Talc Unit's Asset Shuffles

    Cancer patients who have sued Johnson & Johnson alleging that its talcum powder caused their illness alleged Wednesday that the company has tried to intentionally prevent tort victims from getting their day in court through a scheme of fraudulent corporate transactions.

  • May 22, 2024

    1st Circ. Affirms UBS Win In Puerto Rico Pension Fight

    The First Circuit said public pensioners in Puerto Rico can't advance their claims that UBS Financial Services illegally underwrote $3 billion in bonds, ruling that the island's financial restructuring plan transferred the right to those claims to a special committee.

  • May 22, 2024

    Who's Who On The NJ Bankruptcy Bench, Part 1

    New Jersey saw the second-most Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in the nation over the last year. Here, Law360 takes a look at the judges leading the increasingly busy bankruptcy court, starting with those sitting in Trenton and Camden.

  • May 22, 2024

    Eye Care Gets Nod On Ch. 11 Sale With Improved Price

    Optometry software maker Eye Care Leaders received a Texas bankruptcy court's approval Wednesday to sell its assets to its debtor-in-possession financing lender at a higher purchase price of $14.5 million.

  • May 22, 2024

    Exxon Contractor Offered June 1 Ch. 11 Mediation Start Day

    A Texas bankruptcy judge on Wednesday told the general contractor for a liquefied natural gas project co-owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. and QatarEnergy that its Chapter 11 case could go before another judge it had requested for mediation at the start of June, if that satisfied all involved.

  • May 22, 2024

    Data Research Firm Dynata Hits Ch. 11 With Over $1B Debt

    Global data provider and market research company Dynata LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware on Wednesday with $1.4 billion in total debt, blaming a business slowdown on a steep drop in M&A deals, post-pandemic struggles to rebuild its base of survey-takers and a failure to keep up with rivals.

  • May 21, 2024

    Full 5th Circ. Urged To Rethink Blocking Student Loan Rule

    The U.S. Department of Education has asked the full Fifth Circuit to reconsider a recent preliminary injunction a three-judge panel ordered blocking changes to a program providing student loan forgiveness to borrowers defrauded by higher education institutions. It said the panel wrongly held that the department doesn't have the authority to determine whether a borrower has a valid defense to repayment.

  • May 21, 2024

    Bankrupt SVB Fights To Keep $1.9B Suit Against FDIC Alive

    The bankrupt former parent company of Silicon Valley Bank urged a California federal judge on Tuesday not to toss its suit against the Financial Deposit Insurance Corp. that seeks to get the deposit insurer to return $1.93 billion, saying the FDIC has not fulfilled its obligation to turn over the company's account funds.

  • May 21, 2024

    Talc Biz Barretts Gets New $30M DIP Loan From Parent Co.

    Barretts Minerals, a company that mines talc, received a Texas bankruptcy court's approval Tuesday to tap $30 million in emergency debtor-in-possession financing from a subsidiary of its nondebtor parent company, after an asset sale generated less money than expected.

  • May 21, 2024

    Yellow Corp. Seeks Ch. 11 Plan Extension After $2B In Sales

    Bankrupt trucking firm Yellow Corp. has asked a Delaware judge to extend the period during which it has the exclusive right to file a Chapter 11 plan for the third time, touting its nearly $2 billion in real estate sales that it says have allowed it to pay off its secured debts.

  • May 21, 2024

    Ex-Director For Byju's Alpha In Contempt Over Missing $533M

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday held in contempt a former executive for the insolvent U.S. affiliate of Indian education technology giant Byju's, finding he had been disingenuous about his attempts to track down an alleged $533 million fraudulent transfer.

  • May 21, 2024

    Alex Jones Judge Sets Day Of Reckoning For Ch. 11 Case

    Saying that something has to happen in the bankruptcy case of right-wing radio firebrand Alex Jones, the Texas judge overseeing the case reiterated his position that Jones' Chapter 11 plan will be confirmed at a June 14 hearing or the case will be dismissed or converted to a liquidation.

  • May 21, 2024

    Variety Of Cases Propelled Rise In New Jersey Ch. 11 Filings

    The cases that have made the New Jersey bankruptcy court the second busiest in the nation have run the gamut from nationwide retail chains, major real estate players and Johnson & Johnson's mass tort talc spinoff to genetic labs and cryptocurrency platforms.

  • May 21, 2024

    Cano Judge Agrees To OK Ch. 11 Plan Disclosure Statement

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed on Tuesday to sign off on Miami-based primary healthcare group Cano Health Inc.'s Chapter 11 disclosure statement for purposes of soliciting creditor votes once the debtor files a revised proposed order that bakes in language that garnered support from unsecured creditors.

Expert Analysis

  • Pro Bono Work Is Powerful Self-Help For Attorneys

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    Oct. 22-28 is Pro Bono Week, serving as a useful reminder that offering free legal help to the public can help attorneys expand their legal toolbox, forge community relationships and create human connections, despite the challenges of this kind of work, says Orlando Lopez at Culhane Meadows.

  • Why Delaware ABCs Are No Longer As Easy As 1-2-3

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    In light of the Court of Chancery's recent focus on additional disclosures, the assignment for the benefit of creditors process in Delaware may no longer be as efficient as it once was, and companies should be prepared to provide significantly more information leading up to an ABC, say attorneys at Goodwin.

  • Diamond Sports Cases Shed Light On Executory Contracts

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    Recent Texas bankruptcy cases involving telecast fees payable by Diamond Sports to certain Major League Baseball teams provide a window into the dynamic relationship that can develop between debtors and counterparties under some executory contracts, say Joseph Badtke-Berkow and Robin Spigel at Allen & Overy.

  • Playing In A Rock Cover Band Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Performing in a classic rock cover band has driven me to hone several skills — including focus, organization and networking — that have benefited my professional development, demonstrating that taking time to follow your muse outside of work can be a boon to your career, says Michael Gambro at Cadwalader.

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Espinosa On 'Lincoln Lawyer'

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    The murder trials in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” illustrate the stark contrast between the ethical high ground that fosters and maintains the criminal justice system's integrity, and the ethical abyss that can undermine it, with an important reminder for all legal practitioners, say Judge Adam Espinosa and Andrew Howard at the Colorado 2nd Judicial District Court.

  • Balancing Justice And Accountability In Opioid Bankruptcies

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    As Rite Aid joins other pharmaceutical companies in pursuing bankruptcy following the onslaught of state and federal litigation related to the opioid epidemic, courts and the country will have to reconcile the ideals of economic justice and accountability against the U.S. Constitution’s promise of a fresh start through bankruptcy, says Monique Hayes at DGIM Law.

  • SVB Bankruptcy Case Raises Asset Control Questions

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    The initial disputes in Silicon Valley Bank's bankruptcy case between the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the debtor over tax refunds and deposits are likely to signal the rekindling of old battles for limited assets last fought during the Great Recession, say Jeffrey Rothleder and Maura McIntyre at Squire Patton.

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