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August 1, 2009

Circuit Court of Appeals Cases from Last Week

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, July 31, 2009
Jasco Tools, Inc. v. Dana Corp., --- F.3d ---, 2009 WL --------- (2nd Cir. 2009)(summary judgment reversed re alleged conspiracy to misappropriate its trade secrets)

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, July 31, 2009
Brown v. JEVIC, --- F.3d ---, 2009 WL --------- (3rd Cir. 2009)(removal of class action is proper)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals, July 27, 2009
Boucher v. Shaw, --- F.3d ---, 2009 WL --------- (9th Cir. 2009)(individual managers may constitute "employers" under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and their duty to pay wages to Plaintiffs did not expire with the conversion of the Castaways hotel's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding into a Chapter 7 liquidation)

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July 31, 2009

Program on Consumer Credit in Philly Sept 25, 2009

This looks pretty good.  Recent Developments in Consumer Credit and Payments.  The agenda can be accessed here.  It is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.   

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July 29, 2009

Project on Student Debt

A couple of new sites which could help with repayment of student loans.  The Project on Student Debt and the Income Based Repayment program.  If these actually help anyone, I would appreciate knowing that.  A person cannot qualify for undue hardship under Section 532(a)(8) unless they have made a good faith effort to settle before filing the case. 

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July 28, 2009

California Bar Exam Starts Today

Good luck to my students.  When I was studying for the bar in 1979, I considered writing a letter to the bar promising not to practice law if they just let me pass so I didn't have to take it again. 

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Sotomayor Committee Vote Today

The Judiciary Committee expects a vote today at its business meeting on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court.  After the committee’s vote, the full Senate will likely hold a vote before the August recess, by Aug. 7.

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