Articles Tagged with Chapter 11 protection

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Are my 401k and IRA protected in bankruptcy?”

Normally, arbitration comes up in the context of personal injury cases. A good example is one of the most common instances of arbitration language, which is in nursing home admittance paperwork. The nursing homes include language requiring arbitration, which shields the nursing home from the public, lengthy, expensive and uncertain courtroom litigation process and instead allows them much greater control by requiring all potential plaintiffs to bring their disputes before an arbitrator. This has come under attack in recent years, as many argue that arbitration clauses, especially arbitration clauses that restrict consumers, are unfair.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is a small business bankruptcy ?”

“Retailer’s dream” isn’t a phrase that one usually thinks about when it comes to bankruptcy. However, the surfwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (“PacSun”), who recently filed for Chapter 11 protection, has had its bankruptcy case described by Bloomberg analysts as a “distressed retailer’s dream.”

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