Transgender Employee Restroom Access Rights Remain in Flux

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 10, 2017
bath By Erin Kilgore and Scott Huffstetler As with any change in administration, this is a time of uncertainty.  One example is the rights of transgender individuals to access certain restrooms in the workplace, which, based on recent events, will likely continue to be a source of uncertainty for many employers. View Full Post
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New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – General Wireless Operations Inc. Dba RadioShack – Case No. 17-10506

General Wireless Operations Inc. dba RadioShack, the purchaser of the RadioShack brand in its 2015 bankruptcy, and three affiliates, have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Lead Case No. 17-10506).  View Full Post
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Cal Dive Offshore Contractors, Inc. Preference Actions Filed

On March 2, 2017, Cal Dive Offshore Contractors, Inc. (“Cal Dive” or “Debtor”) filed approximately 136 complaints seeking the avoidance and recovery of allegedly preferential and/or fraudulent transfers under Sections 547, 548 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code. Cal Dive and its affiliated debtors filed voluntary petitions for bankruptcy in the U.S. View Full Post
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New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Aquion Energy, Inc.

Aquion Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly commercial and industrial batteries, has filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 17-10500-KJC).  Aquion, which utilizes a patented “Aqueous Hybrid Ion” design in its batteries, acquired fame in 2014 after raising $36.8 million in venture capital funding from investors including Bill Gates and members of the Pritzker familyView Full Post
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EPA RMP Requirements: Information Availability

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 8, 2017
plant By Lee Vail, P.E., Ph.D. On March 14, 2016, Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed changes to the Risk Management Plan Program (“RMP”) Rule . On January 13, 2017, the EPA published a new final rule.  This is the final article in a series that addresses five major changes: root cause analysis for near misses, third-party audits, inherently safer technology, emergency response, and availability of information. View Full Post
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No Winding-up Petition? No Problem.

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | March 8, 2017
The recent Chancery Division judgment in Re Gracio Property Company Limited [2017] B.C.C 15 (“Gracio”) saw the court make an order for a compulsory liquidation without any winding-up petition having been issued. The facts: This was an application under paragraph 79 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 (“IA86”) by the administrators of Gracio for the administration to be brought to an end, View Full Post
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Committees: Can the U.S. Trustee Disband What the U.S. Trustee Forms?

Sometimes the smallest bankruptcy cases give rise to the most interesting legal questions.  One such case was that of ScripsAmerica, Inc., which gave rise to the question of whether the Office of the United States Trustee (the “UST”) has the statutory authority to disband a committee of unsecured creditors once a committee is appointed, or whether that authority resides with the Bankruptcy Court. View Full Post
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