Under Section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor in bankruptcy may assume executory contracts or unexpired leases to which the debtor was a party before its bankruptcy filing. Before it is permitted to do so, however, the debtor must cure any and all defaults existing under the agreement (see 11 U.S.C. 365(b)(1)), thereby making the nondebtor counter-party "whole" upon assumption.
The power of belief and its thesis that you can accomplish virtually anything you put your mind to, is pooh-poohed by some as New Age nonsense. The critics assail the concept as happy talk that is unproven and certainly has no place in professions such as law.
I recently listened to several speakers who discussed their near death experiences (NDEs). Although the circumstances that led them to that moment in their lives differed (such as surgery, acute illness, or an accident), each one discussed the unique clarity he had before almost dying.
With the uncertainty of what a jury will do in a particular case and the significant costs associated with trying a case to verdict, alternative dispute resolution proceedings in the form of mediations and arbitrations have been a rising trend across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In most cases, trial attorneys are so focused on trial theme and the development of evidence that issues of attorney-client privilege and work product protections fall to the wayside. For most attorneys, the concept is simple and can be boiled down to this: any communication between counsel and her client, and anything prepared by an attorney in furtherance of his case is protected from discovery.