Ep. 215: Bankruptcy’s ‘Eerie Silence’ Amid Pandemic
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The financial industry braced for a surge in bankruptcies in 2021 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but instead the number of new filings actually dropped by a third. Law360 senior bankruptcy reporter Vince Sullivan joins the show this week to explain the “eerie” restructuring silence, what caused it, and why experts don’t expect it to last. Also this week, a federal judge decides that robots cannot be “inventors” for the purpose of obtaining a patent; a Texas appeals court overturns a ruling that a local hospital must treat COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin; and a federal judge orders BigLaw partners to spare their associates over holidays.
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