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Much has been made of consumers’ changing shopping habits and the effect its having on American malls. As doors close across the country, retailers are looking for new ways to draw consumers in—and often these efforts go far beyond the products on the shelves.
The past year has brought a waveof restaurant businesses filing forreorganization in Chapter 11. With inherently low profit margins, increased competition, limited pricingflexibility and a propensity for expansion without the support of underlying business fundamentals, theindustry is particularly susceptibleto business failure. The recent filings range from luxurious high endrestaurants to casual budget eateries, and often involve hundreds oflocations, thousands of employees, and hundreds of millions of dollars of debt. This article discussesthe causes of the recent trend, andsome of the issues that arise whenrestaurants avail themselves of theChapter 11 process.
In today’s challenging, competitive business environment, finding qualified outside counsel with the right fee structuresis a top priority for corporate counsel. Following is some practical guidance to help corporatecounsel achieve this goal.
Afederal judge has given initial approval to a nearly $150 million settlement with an investment firm over its alleged role in a “Ponzi-like” scheme to defraud investors in EB-5 funded developments projects at Jay Peak, Burke Mountain and in the city of Newport.
Retailers reportedly are filing for bankruptcy protection at a disturbing rate that’s flirting with recessionary levels.
Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at an alarming rate that’s quickly approaching recessionary levels. It’s only April, and nine retailers have already filed for bankruptcy since the start of the year — as many as all of last year.
One of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades is killing off malls across the US and taking some Wall Street investments with it. Struggling with online competition, huge retailers like Sears, JCPenney, and Macy’s are closing hundreds of stores that typically anchor malls, meaning they occupy the largest spaces at mall entrances and drive most shopper traffic.
New York City’s higher-end restaurant scene is now experiencing what some national dining chains have been going through for the past year or so — closing the kitchen.
About 1,800 current and former Florida prison inmates who were denied medical care for hernias will be entitled to divide $1.7 million in damages from a class-action lawsuit under a conditional settlement agreed to by the Department of Corrections and its former prison health-care provider, Corizon, and filed in federal court in Tallahassee last week.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.