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The Texas Two-Step: A Controversial Bankruptcy Dance

 

 

SAMANTHA GOLDSTEIN—On February 25, 2022, New Jersey U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Michael Kaplan, allowed healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson’s spinoff company, LTL Management, LLC (“LTL Management”), to proceed with its filing of chapter 11 bankruptcy. Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy strategy evolved due to the 38,000 lawsuits claiming that its talc-based baby powder was contaminated with […]

 

 

The Rush out of Russia: Why Some Brands are Locked-In

 

 

ELIZABETH SARDINAS—On March 16, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the U.S. Congress, calling for American companies to exit the Russian market. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Zelenskyy’s remarks, over 600 companies, including American Airlines, Deloitte, Netflix, and Spotify, have completely withdrawn from Russia. Similarly, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney introduced a […]

 

 

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The Texas Two-Step: A Controversial Bankruptcy Dance

 

 

SAMANTHA GOLDSTEIN—On February 25, 2022, New Jersey U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Michael Kaplan, allowed healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson’s spinoff company, LTL Management, LLC (“LTL Management”), to proceed with its filing of chapter 11 bankruptcy. Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy strategy evolved due to the 38,000 lawsuits claiming that its talc-based baby powder was contaminated with […]

 

 

The Rush out of Russia: Why Some Brands are Locked-In

 

 

ELIZABETH SARDINAS—On March 16, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the U.S. Congress, calling for American companies to exit the Russian market. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Zelenskyy’s remarks, over 600 companies, including American Airlines, Deloitte, Netflix, and Spotify, have completely withdrawn from Russia. Similarly, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney introduced a […]

 

 

The Fight to Protect a Consumer’s Right to Repair

 

 

AUSTIN PRICE—The world is an ever-evolving place with new technologies coming to market every day. However, the question that accompanies these constant advancements is what to do with products, both old and new, that become damaged in ways that are repairable. More specifically, who can make repairs and what role the manufacturer has in providing […]

 

 

One List To Rule Them All: Creating A National Unruly Passenger No-Fly List

 

 

SCOTT FRASER—Whether you read the paper, watch the nightly local news, or scour social media, chances are that you have heard, or seen footage of, an airline passenger acting in a disruptive manner, fighting other passengers, physically and sexually assaulting flight attendants, or even attacking the authorities. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, airlines began noticing […]

 

 

The Voting Rights Act and the Uncertain Future of Vote Dilution Claims

 

 

KAITLYN BUFFALOE—In early February, the Supreme Court granted Alabama’s bid to temporarily halt the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama’s ruling that required the state to redraw its new congressional map to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The lower court found that Alabama’s congressional map diluted the power of Black […]

 

 

The Future is Uncertain for Miranda Warnings

 

 

MARY VOLLMAR—We all know the famous lines: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.” As quickly as these warnings […]

 

 

SEC Publishes Unprecedented Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

 

 

ISAAC FUHRMAN BORGMAN—On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed a long-anticipated rule to enhance and standardize climate-related disclosures for investors among public companies. Under the unprecedented rule, the SEC would require a registrant to disclose information about: (1) the governance of climate-related risks and relevant risk management processes; (2) the […]

 

 

 

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