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26
Jun

Facebook recognizes diversity efforts of outside counsel with award to Kilpatrick Townsend

Facebook has tapped Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton for its first Law Firm Diversity Champion Award. The award recognizes Kilpatrick Townsend’s dedication to diversity in its staffing of Facebook matters and its overall diversity program, according to a law firm press release and an article by the American Lawyer. Facebook chose Kilpatrick Townsend after gathering diversity data from 40 of its

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26
Jun

4th Circuit allows trial judge to consider new evidence in challenge to census citizenship question

A federal appeals court is allowing a Maryland federal judge to consider new evidence of an alleged discriminatory motive in the Commerce Department’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, ruled Tuesday, a day after U.S. District Judge George Hazel issued an opinion explaining his ruling last

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26
Jun

New York legislature OKs ban on gay and trans ‘panic defenses’

New York is poised to join the increasing number of states that are banning gay and trans “panic defenses” in murder cases. According to USA Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he would sign a bill passed Wednesday saying “it shall not be a ‘reasonable explanation or excuse’ … when the defendant’s conduct resulted from the discovery, knowledge or disclosure

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19
Jun

In re Fulton

In re Fulton, 18‐2527 Held that the City of Chicago violated the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay when it continued to hold debtors’ impounded vehicles until they paid their outstanding parking tickets. The city must return the vehicles to the debtors, the Seventh Circuit concluded in these four consolidated Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.

14
Jun

In re Linn Energy, L.L.C

In re Linn Energy, L.L.C., 18-40443 Held that an energy company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan did not entitle a class of lenders to $30 million in post-petition default interest. Affirmed the rulings below.

14
Jun

In re Wade

In re Wade, 18-2564 Held that bankruptcy debtors could not appeal the denial of their motion for sanctions, because they had not filed a petition for permission to appeal, as required under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 8006(g). Criticized two circuit precedents that appeared to recognize exceptions to this procedural requirement.

17
Aug

David Jennis and his team of lawyers represent the Resident Committee of University Village

UV is a senior living Continuing Care Retirement Community located near the University of South Florida at 12401 N. 22nd St Tampa, FL 33612. It consists of 446 independent living apartments and 46 villa units, 110 assisted nursing apartments and 120 skilled nursing beds. It has been owned by partners in Westport Holdings, Tampa and Westport Nursing since spring of

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3
Aug

Puerto Rico files for Bankruptcy

Unable to pay its debt, Puerto Rico recently filed a Title III petition in federal court. Due to low financial resources and persistent creditor collection efforts, Puerto Rico became the first state or territory to seek this type of relief. With rising debt levels continuing to climb (over $114 billion), Puerto Rico turned to Congress for some much-needed help. Last

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10
Oct

What is a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 11, entitled Reorganization, ordinarily is used by individuals with high debt levels or commercial enterprises that desire to continue operating a business and repay creditors concurrently through a court-approved plan of reorganization. The chapter 11 debtor usually has the exclusive right to file a plan of reorganization for the first 120 days after it files the case and must

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