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The Subprime Morass: Past, Present and Future

The article discusses the proliferation of the mortgage backed securities market in the context of residential mortgages.  It also focuses on the current market liquidity problems arising from the bursting of the housing bubble and associated litigation […]

How to Do Business in China

On March 25, 2006, Charles Aster and Helen Hu spoke to the China Institute of Engineers at Schimelpfenig Library in Plano. The topic of the seminar is "How to Do Business in China." Attached is the PDF copy of the article from Dallas Chinese Times […]

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act:

On September 20, 2005, Joseph Coleman spoke at a conference in Chicago, Illinois for members of the Manufacturers Clearing House Trade Creditors' Group on the topic of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act: Impact on Business Bankruptcies […]

Peer Review: How to Avoid the Poliner Result

On July 27, 2005, Michael Logan presented a CLE for the American Bar Association entitled "Peer Review: How to Avoid the Poliner Result." Download the presentation here.

Notice of Conversion to Chapter 7

On June 28, 2001, the Bankruptcy Court ordered that these Chapter 11 cases be converted to cases under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code pursuant to the provisions of 11 U.S.C. § 1112(a). Mr. Steven S. Turoff has been elected Chapter 7 trustee in these […]

Agreements to Arbitrate

A key issue in commercial litigation is determining whether the claims to be asserted are within the scope of an arbitration agreement. An arbitration provision might broadly include all disputes in connection with the contract or narrowly cover only […]