Judge Okays Volkswagen Emissions Deal

Anger still flares after judge okays Volkswagen emissions deal. From Yahoo Finance: “A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don’t cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution. U.S. District… Continue reading Judge Okays Volkswagen Emissions Deal

Celebrate Pro Bono Week #ProBonoTX #CelebrateProBono

Michael is proud to have been recently quoted in the Texas Bar Blog in their article, Texas legal professionals celebrate Pro Bono Week, about his involvement with Tarrant County chapter of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV). Those who know him know his dedication to serving the less privileged in our community. In particular, the Tarrant… Continue reading Celebrate Pro Bono Week #ProBonoTX #CelebrateProBono

The New Yorker: Clarence Thomas’ 25 Years Without Footprints

Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker wrote an interesting opinion piece regarding Clarence Thomas and the 25 year anniversary of his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Here is a snippet: “Conservatives like Thomas have dominated the Court throughout his tenure, and he has been in the majority in all of their victories. That raises a question:… Continue reading The New Yorker: Clarence Thomas’ 25 Years Without Footprints

South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Files for US Bankruptcy Protection

South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Company filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection on October 19, 2016 in Texas. The filing comes as “a bid to stop creditors from trying to seize its assets in the U.S. as the troubled shipyard looks to sell its business overseas.” Chapter 15 bankruptcies deal with cross-border/international insolvencies. “Under Chapter… Continue reading South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Files for US Bankruptcy Protection

U.S. Watchdog Raises Concern over Caesars Creditor Deal

On January 15, 2015, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC), a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago (Case No. 15-01145). On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, a “lawyer for the U.S. government’s bankruptcy watchdog raised concerns in court on Wednesday over… Continue reading U.S. Watchdog Raises Concern over Caesars Creditor Deal