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The Southern District of Texas: The Next Big Venue in Commercial Bankruptcy?

The Restructuring Report

October 10, 2018

The Southern District of Texas’s recent popularity in commercial filings, stemming from a number of factors, makes it a new contender to be one of the busiest commercial bankruptcy districts in the country.

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Lessons from the Archdiocese Case

The Restructuring Report

October 10, 2018

During the nearly three-year pendency of the case, the battles between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the committee representing the survivors of sexual abuse have resulted in court decisions on two subjects of broad importance in chapter 11 cases generally.

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Squandered Claim? Creditor’s “Veil Piercing” Cause of Action Held to Be Receivership Property – Even After the Receivership Ended

The Restructuring Report

October 10, 2018

In a new development to receivership law, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed a receiver’s power to pursue a creditor’s “veil piercing” claims against insiders of the company in receivership, and blocked the creditor from pursuing those same claims after the receivership ended.  

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New Faces on the Minnesota Bench

IP Intel

September 25, 2018

Three new judges have recently joined the Minnesota federal bench, returning the District of Minnesota to full strength for the first time in more than two years.

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SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Victims of Hurricane Florence; Updated Fees for SEC Filers

The Ticker

September 25, 2018

In a September 19 press release the SEC indicated that companies hit by Hurricane Florence will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.

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Trump Administration’s Agenda Receives Boost as SEC Returns to Full Complement of Five Commissioners; SEC Chairman Cautions Against Reliance on Staff Views

The Ticker

September 25, 2018

On September 11, the SEC announced that Elad Roisman had been sworn into office as an SEC Commissioner by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. 

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Notable Whistleblower Awards; Outcry Against SEC’s Proposed Cap

The Ticker

September 25, 2018

On September 6, the SEC announced an award of $39 million to one whistleblower and $15 million to another, stating that the whistleblowers’ “critical information and continued assistance helped the agency bring an important enforcement action.” 

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ISS Releases Summary of Results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey

The Ticker

September 25, 2018

On September 18, Institutional Shareholder Services released the results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey.

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Glass Lewis to Incorporate SASB Industry-Specific ESG Guidance in Proxy Analytic Materials

The Ticker

September 25, 2018

On September 12, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis issued a release indicating that it will incorporate guidance on material environmental, social and governance matters from the Sustainability Accountability Standards Board in several of its research and advisory products.

 

 

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SEC Adopts Simplified Disclosure Requirements

The Ticker

August 28, 2018

On August 17, the SEC adopted amendments to Regulation S-K intended to simplify and update disclosure requirements, including disclosure requirements that had become duplicative or outdated.

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