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Weekly LexisNexis Video News Update - June 21, 2010

Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis Legal News, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on June 14 held that an attorney fees award is payable to the litigant; therefore, it is subject to an offset to satisfy the litigant's pre-existing...

LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community Staff
Schwab v. Reilly, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4974 (June 17, 2010)

LexisNexis Overview: exemption, exempt, market value, property claimed, valuation, dollar amounts, estimate, column, interested party, full value, timely objection, dollar value, fresh start, kitchen, notice, estimated, assigns, cap, bankruptcy estate...

LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff
LexisNexis® Bankruptcy Law Community Podcast featuring retired bankruptcy Judge A. Thomas Small on his recent testimony on the National Bankruptcy Conference proposal to expand chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code

On this edition, Judge A. Thomas Small (Ret.) discusses his recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts on the National Bankruptcy Conference proposal to expand chapter 12 of the...

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Jeanine Boot, Craig Goldblatt, and Lisa Ewart
In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. Raises Questions About Application of Safe Harbors to Complex Financial Products

This Emerging Issues Analysis analyzes a case that narrowed the protections that the Bankruptcy Code was thought to provide to participants in the derivatives markets. The court ruled that "flip" provisions of swap documents triggered by...

Philip Anker, Craig Goldbaltt, Lisa Ewart
Putting More Equity Into Equitable Mootness: Recent Cases in the Tenth and Fifth Circuits Signal More Appellate Review of Plan Confirmation Orders

This Emerging Issues Analysis analyzes the judicially-created doctrine of "equitable mootness." Although equitable mootness has historically been viewed as a powerful tool for debtors to limit appellate review of orders confirming their ...

LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community Staff
Hamilton v. Lanning, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4568 (June 7, 2010)

LexisNexis Overview: "Forward looking" approach could be used in calculating "projected disposable income" (PDI) under 11 U.S.C.S. § 1325(b)(1)(B) as courts had discretion to account for known or virtually certain changes...