• In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-18
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiff-Appellant Lehman Brothers Special Financing, Inc.: William F. Dahill, on the brief, Paul R. Defilippo, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY
    for defendant: For Defendant-Appellee First Northern Bank and Trust Company: William A. Slaughter, Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Leslie C. Heilman, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE. For Defendants-Appellees Garadex Inc., Gatex Properties Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated: John H. Thompson, McGuire Woods LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendants-Appellees General Security National Insurance and SCOR Reinsurance Company: Scott Walter Reynolds, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, NY; Nicole E. Schiavo, Peter A. Ivanick, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Co., Magnetar Constellation Fund II Ltd Magnetar Constellation Master Fund III Ltd, Magnetar Constellation Master Fund Ltd., and UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch: Nicholas P. Crowell, Alex R. Rovira, Andrew P. Propps, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee LGT Bank in Liechtenstein Ltd: Gregory F. Hauser, Wuersch & Gering LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee The Liverpool Limited Partnership: Matthew J. Gold, Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Mariner LDC, Structured Credit Opportunities Fund II, L.P., and Tricadia Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd., f/k/a Mariner-Tricadia Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd: Thomas J. Fleming, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee MBIA, Inc: Kevin J. Biron, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee MoneyGram Securities, LLC and its Successors in Interest: Brian Dillon, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, & Bennett, P.A., Minneapolis, MN. For Defendant-Appellee Morgans Financial Limited: Lewis J. Liman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Mulberry Street CDO, Ltd: Jack Yoskowitz, Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Natixis Financial Products LLC: Scott W. Reynolds, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee PCA Life Assurance Co. Ltd: Nicholas P. Crowell, Jon W. Muenz, Andrew P. Propps, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee RGA Reinsurance Co.: Emilio B. Nicolas, Jackson Walker LLP, Austin, TX. For Defendant-Appellee Security Benefit Life Insurance Co.: David Adler, McCarter & English, LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Shenandoah Life Insurance Company: Joseph J. Saltarelli, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. For Amicus Curiae Structured Finance Industry Group: Madlyn Gleich Primoff, Timothy P. Harkness, David Y. Livshiz, Henry V. Hutten, Jill K. Serpa, on the brief, Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer US LLP, New York, NY.

    Case Number: 18-1079

    Certain Priority Provisions Are Enforceable Under the Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Barnes & Thornburg Officially Launches in New York

    June 15, 2020

    Despite the pandemic, the firm felt confident moving forward with a new location in New York that now has 11 attorneys—and is expecting to expand further.

  • Preston Hollow Capital LLC v. Nuveen LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-04-22
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Barnaby Grzaslewicz and Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnel, Wilmington, DE; David H. Wollmuth, R. Scott Thompson, Michael C. Ledley, Sean P. McGonigle, William A. Maher, Nicole C. Rende and Jay S. Han-dlin, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Jennifer C. Wasson, David A. Seal and Robert J. Kumor, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eva W. Cole, John E. Schreiber, Molly M. Donovan, Joseph A. Litman and Mikaela E. Evans-Aziz, Winston & Strawn LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68954

    Defendants intentionally interfered with plaintiff's business relationships, but plaintiff did not seek damages and was not enti-tled to equitable relief.

  • Appellate Division, First Department: April 16, 2020

    Publication Date: 2020-04-20
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, First Department, Cases Decided
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, First Department: April 16, 2020

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Beset by Client Conflicts, Ropes & Gray Lawyers Split to Form New Boutique

    March 9, 2020

    John Ertman, Caleb Dulis and Julian Helisek have quietly launched a firm representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the investment management field.

  • Appellate Division,First Department: December 19, 2019

    Publication Date: 2019-12-23
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, First Department, Cases Decided
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division,First Department: December 19, 2019

  • New Jersey Law Journal | News

    Denial of Royalties to DeLorean Estate Upheld on Appeal

    December 9, 2019

    The Third Circuit upheld a ruling that a settlement between the DeLorean Motor Co. and its founder's estate precluded a suit seeking back royalties from products using the company's images and logo, such as the hit move "Back to the Future."

  • Preston Hollow Capital LLC v. Nuveen LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-08-28
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Barnaby Grzaslewicz and Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnel, Wilmington, DE; David H. Wollmuth, R. Scott Thompson, Michael C. Ledley, Sean P. McGonigle, William A. Maher, Nicole C. Rende and Jay S. Han-dlin, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Jennifer C. Wasson, David A. Seal and Robert J. Kumor, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eva W. Cole, John E. Schreiber, Molly M. Donovan, Joseph A. Litman and Mikaela E. Evans-Aziz, Winston & Strawn LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68682

    The chancery court, as a court of equity, could not enjoin future defamatory statements.

  • Acela Invs. LLC v. DiFalco

    Publication Date: 2019-05-29
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Ladig and Brett M. McCartney, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; David H. Wollmuth and Michael C. Ledley, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Norman M. Monhait and Carmella P. Keener, Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE; William T. Reid, IV, Michael Yoder, Jordan L. Vimont, and Ryan M. Goldstein, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP, Austin, TX for defendants.

    Case Number: D68574

    Judicial dissolution of LLC warranted where manager attempted to amass unilateral control in violation of operating agreement's requirement that managers advise and consent on all board decisions and the operating agreement contained no workable mechanism to allow managers to break their deadlock.

  • Appellate Division, First Department: May 2, 2019

    Publication Date: 2019-05-06
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, First Department, Cases handed down
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, First Department: May 2, 2019