Bankruptcy
May 9, 2016

Ninth Circuit Rules Subordinated Affordable Housing Covenants Do Not Affect Valuation of Secured Claim in Bankruptcy Cram Down

A divided three-member Ninth Circuit bankruptcy panel has ruled that restrictive covenants for affordable housing…
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Foreclosure
May 5, 2016

California AG Supports Proposed Expansion of Homeowners Bill of Rights to Protect Surviving Spouses from Foreclosure

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced her support of S.B. 1150 — the Homeowner…
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Business Law
May 2, 2016

5 Steps Companies Should Take to Prepare for the New Lease Accounting Rules

On February 26, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released a new lease accounting…
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Banking
April 18, 2016

Bank of America Facing Potential Class Action Over Debt Collection Litigation

A putative class action suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in the…
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Bankruptcy
April 14, 2016

Second Circuit Finds Bankruptcy Safe Harbor Trumps State Law Fraudulent Transfer Rights

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled in In re Tribune…
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Bankruptcy
April 7, 2016

7th Circuit Rules Pre-Bankruptcy Lease Terminations May be Avoidable

In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit…
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Banking
April 4, 2016

SCOTUS Issues Split Decision in Enforceability of Spousal Guaranty Rule for Commercial Loans

The U.S. Supreme Court recently split 4-4 in a case involving whether or not the…
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Business Law
March 31, 2016

California Federal Court Finds Third Party May Compel Arbitration If Disputed Issues Are Intertwined with Arbitration Agreement

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that a third…
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Business Law
March 28, 2016

Ninth Circuit Rules Arbitration Clause in Sham Franchise Agreement Cannot be Enforced

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a…
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Banking
March 24, 2016

Ninth Circuit Rules That Mortgage Servicer’s Failure to Defend Lien Forfeits a Claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a Chapter 20…
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