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28 Nov 8:39 pm
Lisa M. Austin and Dennis Klimchuk (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and Department of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario) have posted Private Law and the Rule of Law: Introduction (Lisa M Austin and Dennis Klimchuk (eds) Private Law and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Notwithstanding deep points of disagreement, there is a general — albeit largely implicit — consensus among theorists of the rule of law around what we call the public law presumption: the view that the rule of law is essentially a public law… [read post]
28 Nov 8:39 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to obtain debtor-in-possession financing was filed in the bankruptcy case of Texoma Peanut Company and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 149 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Final Agreed Order Authorizing Limited Use of Cash Collateral, Obtaining Post-Petition Credit Secured by Senior Liens, and Granting Adequate Protection to Existing Lienholders (Related Doc # 17). (Clark, Tina) (Entered: 11/25/2014) Texoma Peanut Company filed for bankruptcy protection, or… [read post]
28 Nov 8:38 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to pay claims of employees was filed in the bankruptcy case of Aereo, Inc.  and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 23 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Interim Order Signed On 11/25/2014, (A) Authorizing, but not Directing, the Debtor to: (1) Pay Certain Accrued Pre-petition Wages and Related Items, (2) Pay Employees Pre-petition Reimbursable Business Expenses, (3) Make Accrued Pre-petition Contributions to Employee Benefit Plans, and (4) Continue Employee Benefit… [read post]
28 Nov 8:38 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to pay claims of employees was filed in the bankruptcy case of Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc. and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 33 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order GRANTING Motion for Order Authorizing Payment of Pre-Petition Wages, Payroll Taxes, Certain Employee Benefits, Related Expenses, and other Compensation to Employees and Independent Contractors (Related Doc # [6]) Service by BNC. Entered on 11/25/2014. (mrr) Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc. filed… [read post]
28 Nov 8:37 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to use cash management systems was filed in the bankruptcy case of Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc. and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 32 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order GRANTING Motion for Authority to Maintain Existing Bank Accounts (Related Doc # [8]) Service by BNC. Entered on 11/25/2014. (mrr) Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on November 20, 2014. The bankruptcy… [read post]
28 Nov 8:36 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to use cash management systems was filed in the bankruptcy case of Aereo, Inc.  and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 24 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Interim Order Signed On 11/25/2014, Authorizing (I) Continued Use of Existing Cash Management System and Maintenance of Existing Bank Accounts For A 30-Day Grace Period, (II) Continued Use of Existing Business Forms, and (III) Continued Use of Existing Business Practices and Investment Guidelines. (related… [read post]
28 Nov 8:35 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to obtain debtor-in-possession financing was filed in the bankruptcy case of Inner Harbor West, LLC  and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 201 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order Denying Motion for Authority to Obtain Credit Under § 364(b), Rule 4001(c) or (d) (related document(s):[70] Motion for Authority to Obtain Credit under Section 364 and Notice of Motion filed by Alleged Debtor Inner Harbor West, LLC). (Adams, Chris) Inner Harbor West, LLC … [read post]
28 Nov 8:34 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for the turnover of estate property was filed in the bankruptcy case of Shelbourne North Water Street L.P. (N.D. Ill.) and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 356 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: (E)Order Granting Motion to Excuse (Related Doc # [351]). Signed on 11/25/2014. (Watson, Anthony) Shelbourne North Water Street L.P. (N.D. Ill.) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on October 9, 2013. The bankruptcy case is… [read post]
28 Nov 8:34 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to use cash collateral was filed in the bankruptcy case of Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co., Inc. and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 101 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order Granting Motion To Use Cash Collateral (Related Doc # 51) Signed on 11/25/2014. (dcs) (Entered: 11/25/2014) Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co., Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on November 10, 2014. The bankruptcy case is… [read post]
28 Nov 8:33 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the plan of liquidation was filed in the bankruptcy case of Capitol Bancorp Ltd.  and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 916 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order Denying Motion of Cristin Reid and Brian English to Enforce Indemnification Obligations and to Enjoin Trustee Litigation (Related Doc # 902). (jmk) (Entered: 11/25/2014) Capitol Bancorp Ltd.  filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on August 9, 2012. The bankruptcy… [read post]
28 Nov 8:33 pm
TERROR: 900 Austrian Cops Raid Mosques in Terrorist Search. “About 900 police officers raided mosques, prayer rooms and homes across Austria early Friday in an operation against suspected jihadi recruiters and alleged financiers of the ISIS terror group, local media reported. Prosecutors confirmed to NBC News in a statement that 13 people were arrested in the raids. The raids were the culmination of a two-year investigation into people suspected of recruiting young people to fight in Syria.” [read post]
28 Nov 8:32 pm
On November 25, 2014, an order regarding the plan of liquidation was filed in the bankruptcy case of Idaho Bancorp and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 153 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order Confirming First Amended Chapter 11 Plan Signed on 11/25/2014 (RE: related document(s)123 Amended Chapter 11 Plan filed by Debtor Idaho Bancorp). (zs) Idaho Bancorp filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on April 24, 2014. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States… [read post]
28 Nov 8:15 pm
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "Is Inequitable Conduct Making Its Comeback?" on December 11, 2014 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Matthew Blackburn of Locke Lord, and Keith McWha of McCarter & English will address recent post-Therasense Federal Circuit decisions relating to inequitable conduct, including the Federal Circuit's decisions in American Calcar v. American Honda, Apotex Inc. v. UCB, and Intellect Wireless, Inc. v. HTC affirming findings of inequitable conduct, and discuss the impact of these decisions as a… [read post]
28 Nov 8:15 pm
La Comisión de Abogad@s Jóvenes del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico invita a aquellas personas que hayan pasado la reválida de la abogacía a notarizar gratuitamente los documentos a ser presentados ante La Junta Examinadora del Tribunal Supremo. Sólo tienen que llevar el sello de $5.00 de Asistencia Legal. Los miembros de la comisión estarán en el Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico los siguientes días: Martes 25, desde las  9 a.m. hasta las 6 p.m. Miércoles 26, desde las de 9 a.m. hasta las 5 p.m. Lunes 1ro, desde… [read post]
28 Nov 8:13 pm
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Europe's Unified Patent Court: A Lot to Like?" on December 3, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm (ET). Paul Coletti of Johnson & Johnson, Rowan Freeland of Simmons & Simmons, and John Pegram of Fish & Richardson describe the workings of the Unified Patent Court, which is expected to open by 2016, and what choices this venue poses for U.S. plaintiffs and defendants. The registration fee for the webinar is $130 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in… [read post]
28 Nov 8:12 pm
The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development, Law Practice Division, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section of International Law, Section of Science & Technology Law, and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division will be offering a live webinar entitled "Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Best Practices for China" on December 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (ET). James Zimmermann, author of the China Law Deskbook and the managing partner for the Beijing office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, will discus the types of… [read post]
28 Nov 8:11 pm
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "China's New IP Courts: What U.S. Companies Need to Know" on December 2, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm (ET). Benjamin Bai of Allen & Overy, Mark Allen Cohen of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Gang Hu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office will describe the workings of new Specialized IP Courts and what choices they pose for U.S. plaintiffs and defendants. The registration fee for the webinar is $130 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in… [read post]
28 Nov 8:11 pm
Every year at this time, I try to think of things to write about that are a little different from the plethora of lawsuits that seem to arise like mushrooms whenever anyone makes a claim about food. This year, I’ve actually been fortunate to learn about a number of things that are simple reminders that ultimately the goal of the food industry is to feed the world, and that this can be a good thing. The first are two stories about food gardens in what were previously food deserts in my hometown of Detroit.  This garden which is trying to raise funds to complete… [read post]
28 Nov 8:10 pm
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "Alice, Where Are You Going?" on December 3, 2014 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). James Hallenbeck of Schwegman Lundburg Woessner, Sarah J. Knight of Saliwanchik Lloyd & Eisenschenk, and Alain Villeneuve of Vedder Price, PC will an update on the impact of the Alice decision on patent preparation and prosecution practice, including a review of related Board decisions across fields of practice including financial applications, telecommunications, electronics, and software. The registration… [read post]
28 Nov 8:02 pm
MICHAEL BARONE: The Diminished Minority Leader: Pelosi’s grip seems to have weakened. [read post]