Bankruptcy & Restructuring News Headlines for Monday Aug 23, 2021

Here's what we are reading this morning:

Overall Farm Bankruptcies Down, But Not in All Regions: Despite an incredibly challenging previous 18 months that included a global pandemic and tumultuous weather, higher commodity prices and well-timed government support have finally turned the tide on year-over-year increases in Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings.

LeClairRyan trustee gets green light to expand lawsuit over UnitedLex deal | Reuters: A bankruptcy judge in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday gave the Chapter 7 trustee overseeing the dissolution of bankrupt law firm LeClairRyan the go-ahead to sue a former firm lawyer over its doomed joint venture with alternative legal services provider UnitedLex.

California’s Gig Worker Law Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules - The New York Times: A California law that ensures many gig workers are considered independent contractors, while affording them some limited benefits, is unconstitutional and unenforceable, a California Superior Court judge ruled Friday evening.

Remote Work May Now Last for Two Years, Worrying Some Bosses - WSJ: The longer that Covid-19 keeps people home, the harder it may be to get them back to offices, executives say.

Once Again, Travelers Ask: ‘Should I Cancel My Trip?’ - The New York Times: For travel-starved Americans, the Delta variant has brought the return of a practice well-honed by the pandemic: waiting.

Current Reports (Form 8-K) Filed With the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Regarding the Departure or Appointment/Election of Directors or Certain Officers (Item 5.02) for the Week Ended Sunday Aug 22, 2021:

Cutoff of Jobless Benefits Is Found to Get Few Back to Work - The New York Times: Prematurely ending federal programs had little effect on employment but sharply cut spending, potentially hurting state economies, researchers say.

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