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Enron: Second Circuit Decides Issue of First Impression in Favor of Investors

Posted in Finance on June 30, 2011 by Barton LLP

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision entered on June 28, 2011 affirming the district court’s earlier reversal of the bankruptcy court in the Enron bankruptcy case, determined that the “safe harbor” provision of section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code (which provides an exemption for “settlement payments” from preference and fraudulent transfer …

Boeing’s Labor Woes: The NLRB Charges Firm with Illegal Retaliation against Unionized Workers

On Friday, June 17th, Boeing officially opened its new billion-dollar plant in South Carolina. The facility was built to ramp up production for the much-delayed 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Although workers in South Carolina are thrilled with the addition of 1,000 new jobs, the expansion has stirred controversy. The IAM, the labor union representing 25,000 Boeing …

“Hot News” Misappropriation Claims Preempted By Copyright Law

On June 20, 2011, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that Federal Copyright Law preempted claims by several major banks that their recommendations to clients had been wrongfully misappropriated and distributed by a “news aggregation” service. Barclays Capital v. The Fly On The Wall, Case No. 10-1372 (2d …

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