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  • Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Bankruptcy Law 06/14/2019

    Brazil's supreme court officially made homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism on Thursday, with the final justices casting their votes in a ruling that comes amid fears the country's far-right administration is seeking to roll back LGBT ...

  • Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl to appear in court

    Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl to appear in court

    Bankruptcy Law 02/01/2019

    A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and Denise Closs on Oct. 15 and kidnapping their daug...

  • Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Bankruptcy Law 12/02/2018

    An Indian court on Wednesday ruled that officials may hold a British man while they investigate him for alleged bribery in a canceled $670 million helicopter deal between India and an Italian defense company.Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Briton Christia...

  • Supreme Court won't hear case over California beach access

    Supreme Court won't hear case over California beach access

    Bankruptcy Law 10/02/2018

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach.The justices said that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a Californ...

  • Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Bankruptcy Law 02/08/2018

    U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled.The ruling was a major setbac...

  • Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Bankruptcy Law 09/22/2017

    Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations.A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is see...

  • Court filing: Marsh seeks OK to sell 26 grocery stores

    Court filing: Marsh seeks OK to sell 26 grocery stores

    Bankruptcy Law 07/29/2017

    A bankruptcy court document says two Ohio-based grocery chains have agreed to buy 26 of Marsh Supermarkets' 44 remaining stores for a total of $24 million.The court filing posted Tuesday says Fishers-based Marsh is seeking court approval to sell 11 s...

  • Bankruptcy court denies Caesars Entertainment's quick appeal

    Bankruptcy court denies Caesars Entertainment's quick appeal

    Bankruptcy Law 08/23/2015

    A bankruptcy court that ruled lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. would not be halted as the company's debt-heavy subsidiary attempts to emerge from Chapter 11 has also denied the casino company's effort to fast-track an appeal of the decisi...

  • Court rules GM shielded from death claims before bankruptcy

    Court rules GM shielded from death claims before bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy Law 04/23/2015

    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a 2009 bankruptcy order shields General Motors from billions of dollars in death and injury claims tied to defective ignition switches in older small cars. But Judge Robert Gerber in New York, who handled GM's gov...

  • Bankrupt Caesars unit gets court's OK to use cash, for now

    Bankrupt Caesars unit gets court's OK to use cash, for now

    Bankruptcy Law 03/23/2015

    A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that a bankrupt division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tap some of the $847 million in cash it has on hand for at least five weeks. Judge Benjamin Goldgar said Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. could ...

  • Bankruptcy court to weigh Revel sale, but loopholes exist

    Bankruptcy court to weigh Revel sale, but loopholes exist

    Bankruptcy Law 03/23/2015

    A bankruptcy court judge will consider — yet again — the proposed sale of Atlantic City’s former Revel Casino hotel to a Florida developer. But the $82 million deal has loopholes that could let the owner, Revel AC, or the purchaser,...

  • TiVo gets bankruptcy court approval to buy some Aereo assets

    TiVo gets bankruptcy court approval to buy some Aereo assets

    Bankruptcy Law 03/23/2015

    TiVo said Friday that it has received bankruptcy court approval to buy some assets of Aereo, an online startup that offered a cheaper alternative to cable TV. Financial terms were not disclosed. Aereo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Nov...

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