In a recent decision in the bankruptcy case In re Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ruled that the automatic stay in bankruptcy was inapplicable to, and, accordingly, did not bar a labor union from contacting the bankrupt casino hotel’s customers and potential customers and discouraging them from doing business with the casino hotel. In reaching its decision, the court determined that the federal Norris-LaGuardia Act trumps the stay, which is automatically triggered upon the filing of a bankruptcy case.
HBO series VEEP's wild and wacky Selina Meyer is on the edge of being elected President of the United States in her own right. But the race ends in a tie in the Electoral College, 269-269! A constitutional imbroglio ensues, with her crack White House/campaign team trying to figure out what happens next. Tune in!
In a 2-1 decision, the Second Circuit upheld the District Court's finding that Apple had engaged in a per se violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act when it allegedly conspired with book publishers to raise the price of ebooks. In dissent, Justice Jacobs argued that the rule of reason should have been applied rather than the per se rule. I argue here that Justice Jacobs got it right.