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To Settle or Not to Settle: U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Archer v. Warner

NEW YORK, NY -- The rules regarding settlements of pre-bankruptcy lawsuits just got tougher for debtors as a result of the Supreme Court's 7-2 opinion reversing and remanding to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals its decision last year in re Warner (Archer v. Warner), 283 F.3d 230 (4th Cir. 2002).

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To Settle or Not to Settle: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Archer v. Warner

NEW YORK, NY -- In a prior release, available on our What's New page, dated April 11, 2002, Michael Moskowitz, a New York bankruptcy practitioner counseled that even bankruptcy experts and courts can and often do disagree about how best to advise a potential bankruptcy debtor facing substantial, arguably non-dischargeable, fraud or intentional, tort claims. Until now it has largely depended on where a debtor lives.

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Fast Track for Bankruptcy Reform Act as it sails through House

NEW YORK, NY -- Sweeping consumer bankruptcy reform has been promised and much ballyhooed in the media for several years. While bankruptcy experts around the nation are uncertain about the ultimate fate of major reform legislation, according to Michael L. Moskowitz, a bankruptcy attorney who has closely followed the bills, the House adopted the most recent bankruptcy reform legislation late Wednesday, March 19, 2003, that would toughen bankruptcy rules for individuals and corporations.

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