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4th Circuit: Fraud Ruling, Sanctions Proper For Debtor's Discovery Abuses
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 10 ruled that a debtor's repeated violations of discovery orders warranted a decision by a bankruptcy court that denied him the right to present evidence at trial, resulting... Read More

Irish Bank: Discovery Seeks Material That Is 'Entirely Without Relevance'
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - The foreign representatives of Irish Bank Resolution Corp. (IBRC) on Oct. 4 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware supporting a motion for a protective order against discovery requests from the bank's... Read More

Class Opposed To Merger Of American, US Airways Appeals, Says Evidence Not Considered
Posted on 20 Dec 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The class plaintiffs who opposed the merger of bankrupt American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. by filing an adversary complaint in the bankruptcy of American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., on Dec. 19 filed a designation... Read More

Bankruptcy Judge: Kodak May Sell 2 Patents Despite Apple Inc.'s Protest
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 case of Eastman Kodak Co. on Aug. 1 ruled that Kodak could sell two of its patents related to digital imaging, concluding that the statute of limitations had run out on Apple Inc.'s... Read More

Bankruptcy Judge: Peregrine Trustee May Subpoena Financial Companies
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In a one-page order issued Aug. 7, the federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Peregrine Financial Group Inc. granted the trustee authority to subpoena various financial institutions that did business with Peregrine... Read More

Investors Offer $275M For Bankrupt Pharmaceutical Company K-V Discovery
Posted on 30 May 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A group of investors on May 29 made a $275 million offer to buy bankrupt K-V Discovery Solutions Inc. (In Re: K-V Discovery Solutions Inc., No. 12-13346, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). Read More

Rothstein Trustee: Privilege Prohibits Production Of Documents
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Chapter 11 trustee in the bankruptcy of former law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler (RRA), on April 12 filed a brief contending that a creditor's motion to compel documents should be denied because it sought documents that... Read More

Putative Class In Jefferson County, Ala., Seeks Damages For Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A group of residents and county officials in Jefferson County, Ala., on Sept. 6 filed a putative class action adversary proceeding against the county and financial institutions, seeking damages and injunctive relief for alleged improprieties... Read More

Special Master: Airlines Not Allowed To Compel Discovery In Antitrust Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The special master appointed to handle discovery requests in the antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against US Airways Group Inc., and bankrupt American Airlines Inc. on Oct. 10 issued a report saying that... Read More

Federal Judge: Patent Dispute Between Kodak, Apple Stays In Bankruptcy Court
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York presiding over a patent dispute underlying the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Eastman Kodak Co. on July 27 issued a one-sentence order denying Apple Inc.'s motion to remove the patent case to the U.S. District... Read More

Major League Baseball Pitcher Curt Schilling: Privilege Not Waived In Bankruptcy
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - Former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Curt Schilling and his business partners in bankrupt video game company 38 Studios LLC on Jan. 15 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware objecting to the trustee's... Read More

Creditors, Agency: Revstone Chairman Shielding Assets; Discovery Needed
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) on Jan. 9 filed a joinder to the motion filed by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Revstone Industries LLC, seeking an order compelling Revstone's... Read More

Pilots: Witness In Collective Bargaining Proceeding Valid, AMR's Objection Not
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A group of pilots on May 16 filed a brief in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, objecting to AMR's opposition to the declaration of an expert witness for the pilots (In Re: AMR Corporation... Read More

Bankruptcy Judge: WARN Claim Against Dewey & LeBoeuf May Proceed As Class Action
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal bankruptcy judge on Feb. 11 ruled that a putative class action asserting claims under the Worker Adjustment and Renotification (WARN) Act against bankrupt law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf could proceed (Vittoria Conn v. Dewey & LeBoeuf... Read More

Detroit: Union Document Requests Go Beyond What Is Required In Bankruptcy
Posted on 16 Sep 2013 by Mealeys

DETROIT - The bankrupt City of Detroit on Sept. 13 filed objections to all of the document requests filed by the Retired Detroit Police Members Association (RDPMA) as it seeks discovery regarding the city's eligibility to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy... Read More