January 20, 2004 

Daily Bankruptcy News

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The shame of Kaiser
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Loaded for FAO bear: Statue sells for $11,800
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Law:

Smaller Firms' Big Advantage: Greater Quality Control
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Austin law firm buying debt collection firm
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Partners to lose equity status after merger
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In Mediation, Sometimes It's Best to Stand Aside
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Selling Yourself -- Without Engendering False Hope
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Hogan & Hartson advances 37 attorneys
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Accounting:

KPMG chief rakes in 45% pay rise
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Pricewaterhouse Moving to Madison Ave. Tower
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It's been nearly two years since Arthur Andersen went under and Sarbanes-Oxley was passed. Have the Big Four audit firms changed since then?
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Plante & Moran Bridges the Great Lakes With Chicago Merger
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Don't be fooled: Accountants' global affiliates independent
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Adecco not seen detailing probe results for weeks
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Energy:

What NorthWestern ratepayers should expect from bankruptcy
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Telecoms:

XO seeks to bar Gores
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Citigroup's Prince May Post Biggest Profit Growth in Four Years
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Western Washington bankruptcy filings hit record in '03
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Cruise company abandons ship
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Illuminations files for bankruptcy
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Trump Bows Out of Emerald License Hunt
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Repo man faces hard times despite hard times
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City protected by unrejectible non-relocation agreement if Milwaukee Brewers file bankruptcy
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Chicago to Lose 2 Historic Candy Brands
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More Consumers Rolling Up Sleeves and Paying Off Debts
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  Asbestos:

Honeywell Scraps Sale of Bendix Unit to Federal-Mogul
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Honeywell ends Bendix talks with Federal - NARCO shoots for mid-2005 exit
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Honeywell Terminates Talks With Federal-Mogul Regarding Acquisition Of Bendix Friction Materials Business
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Judge lambastes Kirklands for overcharging
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Airlines:

Sobelair collapse strands 1,000
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Unions, Retirees Fire Back at United Airlines over Health Insurance Plan
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US Airways workers await next decisions
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Enron:

Enron's India plant 'going cheap'
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Enron deal is a positive step
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With Fastows' Deals, Enron Worm Turns
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Mass. home foreclosures drop for 3d year in row
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J.P. Morgan's Debt Swapping Overtakes Lending as Biggest Source of Revenue
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Corporate Reform:

U.S. vs. Stewart: One stock sale, two stories, one highly anticipated trial
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America's domestic icon in dock
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Martha Stewart, Near Trial, Arranges Her Image
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Feds May Have Tough Time Locking Up Martha
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Stewart pals keeping mum as trial begins
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Corporate America in the dock
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Scandals Prompt Global Action
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Economy, borrowing push Wisconsin to record for bankruptcies in '03
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Morrison's managers fight for pensions
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Hospital still in guarded condition
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Horsehead retirees and families breathe sigh of relief
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Retailers Anticipate Sale Gains in 2004
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Judge Approves Solutia's New Bankruptcy Funding Deal
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
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Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Weird News
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Guilty Pleas Show Gaps In Bankruptcy System
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UK:

Spending fall to send retailers bust
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'Leeds stars would agree to wage deferral'
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Additional Leeds Stories

Consumer debt is 109bn and rising
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Emptying the pockets of Mr Big
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Scots the UK's greatest debtors
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Canada:

Denninghouse makes deal for 33 Buck Or Two stores
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Secord wraps up supply contract
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Doman Industries Limited - special purpose report filed
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Can directors protect themselves against liability claims?
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Italy:

Parmalat board member jailed
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Additional Parmalat Stories

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Australia:

Henry Kaye liquidation vote to wait
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The show ain't over yet: Jacobsen
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Gympie Gold's assets put up for sale
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Japan:

Japanese bankruptcy fall points to recovery
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Number of failed firms falls for first time in four years
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Korea:

Credit Bill Comes Due in South Korea
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LG Card ousts Korea First as banker
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Thailand:

Bankruptcy court gives nod to NFC rehab plan
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Germany:

Worker's sexline calls could send firm bust
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