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Bankruptcy Law

Vallejo Set to Emerge From Bankruptcy Following Renegotiation of Union Contract

January 12, 2011 by

Following the Bankruptcy Court’s 2009 granting of the City of Vallejo’s motion to dismiss its IBEW CBA, the union appealed to US District Court. In June 2010, that court ruled federal bankruptcy laws preempt California… Read More

Bankrupt Employer’s Managers Liable for FLSA Claims

July 12, 2009 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that employees shorted by bankrupt employers may pursue their Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims against the employer’s managers. Boucher v. Shaw, __ F.3d __ (7/27/09). In… Read More

Vallejo Uses Bankruptcy to Void Union Contracts


The City of Vallejo bankruptcy case is the first significant example of a city attempting to use a Chapter 9 bankruptcy to void Union contracts. In May 2008 the City filed its petition in federal… Read More

Tri-Valley Growers Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Success

January 13, 2009 by

Tri-Valley Growers filed Chapter 11 on July 10, 2000 and the company ceased doing business in 2001 when substantially all of its assets were sold. We represented the union employees at Teamsters Locals 601, 748,… Read More