Douglas J. Smillie is a shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Smillie’s practice includes commercial litigation and trials, bankruptcy and creditors rights, shareholder disputes and business litigation, non-competition and trade secrets, media law, and employment litigation.
In an Opinion dated July 19, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a transfer of property pursuant to a non-collusive sheriff’s sale is not a preferential transfer under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code. Under the Bankruptcy Code, certain transfers of property, or of a Debtor’s interest in property, can be avoided […]
The words of caution are well known, even if not always heeded: “if you post something to social media, it’s there for everyone to see”; “once it’s on the Internet, you lose all control and have no expectation of privacy”; or “anything shared electronically lives on forever.” Many cases, and even more personal embarrassment, have […]
I recently reported on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in In re Lansaw, in which the Court upheld the imposition of sanctions, including the award of emotional distress damages, for violations of the automatic stay. I suggested that creditors be guided accordingly. Despite the clear signals from the Courts, stay violations continue and the […]