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Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

This article was sourced from Tech Crunch. Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users are encouraged to post stories, ideas and images of products they love, which others can react to with […]

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Bankruptcy Is Not A Borrower Antidote For Loan “Default Interest”

This article was sourced from JD Supra Business Advisor. Article by Kevin Brodehl.  Defaulting on a loan typically triggers a higher interest rate — “default interest” — as one of many consequences for the borrower.  (Other consequences include acceleration of the maturity, late fees and penalties, and foreclosure.) Can a defaulted borrower avoid paying default interest […]

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Court Rejects Lender’s Objection to Payment of Debtor’s Counsel’s Fees and Expenses from Pre-Petition Retainer

 This article was sourced from JD Supra Business Advisor. Article by Rachel Cocciolo. In a decision rendered on December 30, 2016, the bankruptcy court for the Southern District of Florida (the “Court”) addressed the debtor’s counsel’s interim application for an award of fees and expenses for services rendered to the debtor and its bankruptcy estate, as […]

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Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Sends a Reminder on Avoiding the Substantive Consolidation Trap

 This article was sourced from Mintez Levin. Article by Charles W. Azano. There are numerous reasons why a company might use more than one entity for its operations or organization: to silo liabilities, for tax advantages, to accommodate a lender, or for general organizational purposes. Simply forming a separate entity, however, is not enough. Corporate formalities […]

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Fifth Circuit Rules for PACA Claimants, and Weakens PACA, All in One Curious Ruling

 This article was sourced from JD Supra Business Advisor. Article by Leah Fiorenza McNeill.  Most restructuring practitioners are aware, either vaguely or through punishing experience, of the power of PACA creditors.  PACA (or the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 7 U.S.C. § 499a et seq. for those who hate brevity) requires that buyers of produce hold such […]

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What 2017 May Bring for the Restructuring Community

This article was sourced from JD Supra Business Advisor. Article by John Melissinos. We asked some of our financial advisor colleagues to give us brief read outs on what they felt 2017 has in store for us now that we have gotten beyond the inauguration and into the first weeks of the Trump administration.  Their thoughts […]

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Australian Bankruptcy Laws commencing 1 March 2017

This article was sourced from Insolvency Interface. Article by Peter Keenan. Some of the changes to the Australia’s bankruptcy legislation approved when the Insolvency Law Reform Act was passed in 2016 will commence on 1 March 2017. The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), the regulator of the Bankruptcy Act, has issued a table listing those […]