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Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, November 3, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law. 

Issuers utilize note offerings to fund early redemption of outstanding debt

Nov 3, 2014 By: Cory Hester

With the ability to issue debt at more favorable rates, many companies are undertaking registered note offerings with an eye toward using the proceeds from such offerings for the early repayment of other outstanding debt obligations

Introducing the Proposed FRCP Amendments

Nov 3, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

In August 2013, the Judicial Advisory Committee on Civil Rules published for public comment proposed amendments to several of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Police Permitted to Compel Fingerprint Access for Smartphones

Nov 3, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

A state court in Virginia recently concluded that police could require a defendant to provide his fingerprint, enabling the authorities to access his smartphone

“Deceptive practices” and lender force-placed insurance: New York’s state of mind (Part 2)

Nov 3, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

In the first installment I explored the statutory framework; today I will examine Courts have applied these Deceptive Practices Acts provisions to lender force-placed insurance cases in New York.

Court of Appeal does not hide elephants in mouseholes

Nov 3, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The Court of Appeal does not “hide elephants in mouseholes” in its opinions.

Business counselors need to be aware of the Federal Trade Commission regulation of advertising

Oct 31, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Business counselors need to be in a position to remind clients about the scope of regulation of advertising activities by the Federal Trade Commission

Can you build future rainmakers?

Oct 31, 2014 By: Allan Colman

The answer is yes, as long as one is capable of distinguishing between a rainmaker and a client service partner.

Family Law Practice Series: What do you do about an unpredictable judge?

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Often in family law practice, you’ll encounter judges who, for whatever reason, do not closely follow the law in making decisions. What do you do about it?

No Knock. No Justice. No Peace.

Oct 31, 2014 By: Stanley Rule

A no-knock search warrant authorizes members of law enforcement to enter premises without knocking and announcing their presence beforehand.

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