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Although many courts permit substantive consolidation of a debtor and a nondebtor absent unusual circumstances, recent decisions have imposed significant practical limitations that effectively make such consolidation all but impossible, say R. Stephen McNeill and D. Ryan Slaugh of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP.
Former Judge Jorge J. Perez has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC’s litigation group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he is an oft-appointed receiver in insolvencies and an arbitrator.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Friday that aims to help the state prevent and recover from catastrophic wildfires, including a controversial bill that critics call a bailout for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. but that its author says is needed to save the liability-burdened utility from bankruptcy.
The Weinstein Co. Holdings LLC filed an objection on Thursday in Delaware bankruptcy court to what it claims is a "burdensome" request by Harvey Weinstein seeking documents about his rights to certain films and projects.
U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Friday hit a former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. finance executive with a three-month sentence for his role in a $352 million fraud that bankrupted the cocoa trader and damaged banks, crediting his effort to cooperate but saying the size of the caper required a prison term.