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LexisNexis Launches Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Module for Lexis Practice Advisor

Easy access to practical guidance and "on point" legal content and analysis help law firms increase productivity and bring junior attorneys up to speed quickly NEW YORK - LexisNexis ® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, on May 3 announced...

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Welcome to the LexisNexis Catalog of Legal Resources - Your one stop guide to authoritative legal content to help you research more efficiently and cost-effectively, and deliver better outlook for your clients and firms, company or government agency. Whether you prefer to research in print, online or...

Dewey & LeBoeuf Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 28 in New York, listing between $100 million and $500 million in liabilities ( In re: Dewey & LeBoeuf , No. 12-12321, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). ( Petition. Document #80-120606-030C .) ( lexis...

Parties Seek Approval of $80M Settlement in Madoff Feeder Fund Suit

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Investors on Nov. 6 asked a federal judge in New York to preliminarily approve a potential $80.25 million settlement of claims that defendants concealed that the investors' funds were being placed in accounts that were part of Bernard L. Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme...

James M. Lawniczak on How to Bind Affected Parties Through Appropriate Notice

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, author James Lawniczak examines the requirement of "notice," which is critical in cases where there are many parties whose interests would be affected by the relief sought -- such as in class action and bankruptcy proceedings. In every case where the intent...

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U.S. High Court To Rule On Bankruptcy Exemption For Inherited Retirement Accounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 26 granted certiorari in a case in which a debtor couple contend that high court review is needed to settle a split in the circuit courts regarding whether Chapter 7 debtors are permitted to exempt money in an inherited individual...

2nd Circuit: Bankruptcy Court Order Final; Insurers’ Deals With Asbestos Claimants Valid

NEW YORK — (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 22 reinstated a federal bankruptcy court ruling requiring two insurance companies to pay $510 million to asbestos personal injury plaintiffs under decades-old settlements, finding that conditions precedent to payment under...