January 17, 2002 

Daily Bankruptcy News

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Enron:

Memos say Andersen knew of Enron's problems
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Enron creditors could invoke 'intent' clause
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Calif. AG seeks to hold Enron in contempt of court
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A Little Ol' Hill of Beans -- Nothing That a Good Auditor Can't Fix
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Skadden joins Enron defense team
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Little hope for shareholders on recouping loss
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A Growing Number of Potential Targets for Lawsuits
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Most Lawmakers Lost Money on Enron
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Enron workers sell, sell, sell company stuff online
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Enron paid no taxes for 4 years
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Enron Lawyers' Report Says In-House Financial Probe Was Curtailed
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Enron's Lay parting with Aspen homes
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Critics caution against cozy auditor-client ties
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Andersen to smash insurance limits on Enron claims
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UBS head defends Enron plan, targets organic growth
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Auditor recounts Enron events Exec aired concerns about bookkeeping in August, inquiry told
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Bush backs full Enron probe

Morgan Battles 'Perfect Storm'
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Enron Affair Places Davis Polk in Awkward Role
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Enron and the role of the banks
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Ex-Enron Auditor: I Followed Advice
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J.P. Morgan Posts Loss on Enron
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Damage Control at Andersen
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Justice Official Refuses to Step Aside on Enron
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Andersen Knew About Enron Problems Two Months Before Disclosure
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Andersen Accounting Firm Takes Out Newspaper Ads to Bolster Public Image
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California Lawmakers Probe Enron
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Vultures Circling Tainted Andersen To Nab Its Clients
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  Bank to pursue Pillowtex probe
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FCC to return NextWave deposits
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Steel:

Into the inferno
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LTV Steel Mill Goes Up for Sale
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Power Utilities:

PG&E asks court for more time to sell plan
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PG&E Takes Out Full-Page Ad
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Judge Lets PG&E Continue Plan
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PG&E bankruptcy judge to consider regulators' plan
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2 settlements are reached in Allegheny suit
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Judge gives A La Mode the chance to buy Polaroid unit
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Asbestos:

Asbestos Concerns Batter Shares of 3M
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Asbestos liabilities threaten U.S. industry
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Ernst & Young Off the Hook in Securities Fraud Suit
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SEC Set to Unveil New Accounting Oversight Board
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Auditor's report casts doubt on future of mill
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Trustee Asks Court to Cancel Stock in Embattled Kansas City, Mo.-Area Retailer
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Enron (continued from 1st column):

Council OKs contract with Andersen despite worry
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Las Vegas Consultant Confirms Talks with Enron Chairman
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Houston Teachers Group Joins Legal Fray Over Enron
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More Enron documents needed
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Fired Enron auditor laying blame for document destruction on Andersen
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Citigroup May Break Silence Today on Exposure to Enron
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Enron: A scandal, but no government scandal
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Enron Echoes Past White House Scandals
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Ex-Lieberman Aide Lobbied For Enron
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
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Bankruptcy Jobs
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Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Mariner parent, unit ready with restructuring plan
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Big V sells out
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Law Firm Restructuring:

The Downward Spiral
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Surprise: No Boom in the Downturn - Despite conventional wisdom, a recession doesn't always mean litigation department growth
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Milbank Bonuses Match Going Rate
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Debevoise Increases Bonuses
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Wilson Sonsini Pays Bonuses
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2nd Round of Layoffs at Valley Firm
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Hayes Lemmerz DIP adjusted
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DIP Stats - January 17, 2002
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Kmart:

Kmart silent as woes build
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Martha Stewart Not Looking to Leave Kmart
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Kmart Problems: Fallout Feared
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Kmart Going Blue in the Face as Vendors Pull Back
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College students graduate to debt
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Trump Charged in SEC Crackdown on Misleading Earnings
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McLeodUSA Extends Deadline for Bondholder Exchange to Jan. 30
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Billionaire Loses in Pan Am Bankruptcy
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Australia:

Auditors tempted to turn blind eye to problems, says ASIC 

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Korea:

AIG Says Hyundai Investment Depends on Debt Safeguard
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Japan:

Japan's KB, Kitanokazoku file for court protection
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