January 10, 2002 

Daily Bankruptcy News

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Enron:

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Enron auction could affect DIP
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Ethics and Enron
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Enron collapse to be investigated by DOJ
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Enron's Creditors Ask Bankruptcy Judge
To Postpone Sale of Its Trading Business
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Joined at the Hip
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Congressional panel to issue 51 subpoenas on Enron
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Collapse of Enron sparks criminal investigation
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Cheney's closed doors
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Enron May Reject Contracts, Leases With 10 Days Notice
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Enron aims to sell off SK-Enron shares by February

Enron creditors bid to halt sale
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Enron Sees Court OK For Asset Sale Despite Objections
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Cheney under renewed pressure over Enron
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Delay said to be sought in Enron deal
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Embattled Enron Learns Debacle Is Far from Over
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Enron creditors gearing up for haggling at auction
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Bush tarnished by conflict of interest charges over Enron before collapse
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Enron to continue Latin American gas, power trading

Talks to buy Enron's Dabhol Power at standstill

Enron stops construction work on northwest Houston facility
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Enron's Wild Ways Could Be Curbed
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Philippines begins due diligence on Enron subsidiary

Enron Singapore creditors appoints PwC as liquidator

Judge: Enron Funds Could Be Frozen
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Letters Re White House Contacts:

Waxman To Cheney 12-3-2001

Cheney To Waxman 1-3-2002

Waxman To Cheney 1-9-2002

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Biz School Blindness Sank Enron
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Bankrupt Burlington to boost salaries for executives
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Indesco hearing postponed
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RHI restructuring, subsidiary filing Chapter 11
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Laidlaw Inc. Reaches Agreement in Principle to Settle Bondholder Securities Litigation
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Steel:

LTV Could Harbor Dangerous Chemicals
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U.S. Steel's business
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Imperfect world - monetizing intellectual property in bankruptcy
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Aladdin tells bankruptcy judge it's doing better than predicted
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Las Vegas hotel-casino closed after ownership change
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Insurance Policy Again in Place to Cover Certain Payless Cashways Claims
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SEC Suit Accuses Two at Inacom of Deception
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CFC Initiates Foreclosure Action
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Despite economic downturn, business thriving for repo man
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California Developer Says Fine, Bankruptcy Unrelated
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  Asbestos:

Judge Dismisses Attempt by Insurers To Avoid Asbestos Liability
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Letter from Delaware: Judge names asbestos consultants
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McDermott wins asbestos insurance ruling
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Halliburton Shares Up on McDermott Ruling
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RHI welcomes Pennsylvania asbestos law
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Moody's in Formica bankruptcy warning
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Restructuring . . .

Merrill Lynch Discloses 9,000 Job Cuts in Bid to Improve Profits
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Cigna takes scalpel to workforce
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Warnaco expects strong balance sheet
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SunTrust Loan Problems May Not Be Over
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Special Fees From Lenders to Brokers Can Cost Consumers Thousands,
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Del. Court Stays Vornado Foreclosure On Primestone Units
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Investors Ask Bankruptcy Court To Reconsider Offer for Stores
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Downturns don't always mean contraction
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Law Firms in The Nation's Biggest Bankruptcies
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Top 10 Public Company Filings, 2001

Choppy waters for boating industry: Sales slump, Browns Bridge Marine files for bankruptcy protection
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Court Sets Jan 31 Hearing On Sale Of Greate Bay Unit
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Airlines:

Bankrupt Canadian airline to re-launch operations
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Bankrupt Midway Airlines Plans to Add Flights
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Telecoms:

Winstar auction results chill telecom sector
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Motorola fights court decision on Iridium loan
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GTS Disclosure Statement Approved
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PointOne pursues $8M - Telecommunications company trying to recover money it paid to 10 creditors before Ch. 11 filing
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PointOne resurrected - Founders form company, purchase assets for $6.9M through Bankruptcy Court
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Alaska Native Wireless Firm Seeks FCC Refund
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Tough times for telecom might intensify this year
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College Grads Face Recession, Debt
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Dotcoms:

Land, Buildings of Bankrupt Chicago-Based Internet Consulting Firm to Hit Auction Block
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Internet upheaval cut industry down to size
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LogicSouth Files for Bankruptcy Protection
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Companies saw bankrupt dot-com buying binge in 2001
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Dot-com shakeout bottoms out
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Court Approves $23 Million Sale of e.spire Subsidiary
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Michigan creates cybercourt for high-tech business disputes
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FTC expands privacy policy scrutiny coverage
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Moody's Gives AMC's $150 Million Bond Offering Speculative Rating
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
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Bankruptcy Jobs
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Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

UniCapital to emerge from Chapter 11
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Bankruptcy Reform:

Retailers' post-holiday blues may deepen
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Events Conspire Against Bankruptcy Reform
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Bankruptcy court transitions to electronic system
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Washington Group Secures $350 Million Revolving Credit Facility
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Savvis says it's not on the brink, after all
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MicroAge rises from ashes of Chapter 11
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Law Firm Restructuring:

Now That's a Bonus
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Recession takes bite out of new lawyers
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Lessons of the Last Recession - Law firms recall the early '90s downturn -- and see signs of a repeat
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Open Invitation:

Provider of Higher-End Goods Plans to File for Bankruptcy in Kansas City, Mo.
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House Of Lloyd Lays Off Remaining Employees
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Bad times are good business for law firms
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Alabama Case May Benefit Missouri Cattleman's Creditors
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Analysts see another tough year coming in retail: Some believe Kmart and Ames will follow same path as ill-fated Bradlees
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San Luis Obispo County, Calif., Doctors Group Presents Plan to Pay Off Debt
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Power Utilities:

Agency Wants Utility to Pay Up
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Calif. regulators to probe energy holding companies
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FERC Judge Sets March 19 Hearing On Calif El Paso Case
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Calif court to hear chromium lawsuits against PG&E
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Calif PUC Approves SoCal Edison, QF Contract Amendments
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Debt

Japan:

Japanese Spending Falls; Index Signals Long Recession
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US blasts more spending by Tokyo as nonsense
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Daiei Discusses Bailout
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Canada:

Gov't wants Skeena sale details secret
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Judge rejects TD's shut-Skeena plea
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France:

France demands job protection in Brandt battle
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Austria:

Bankruptcies on the rise in Austria
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Argentina:

Argentina asks oil companies for a bail-out
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England:

Butt Ugly Martians fall to earth as Just Group calls in administrators
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