April 24, 2012

The Daily Bankruptcy News

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Law:

Dewey Have A Suitor? Plus Another Confirmed Partner Defection, and Discussion of Deferrals --- Greenberg Traurig: 'Preliminary Discussions' --- Start Date for Dewey’s New Associates Is in 2013 --- Dewey: HK unaffected by troubles at home
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Linklaters, Dewey , Sullivan, Akin Gump: Business of Law
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Bonus Watch: Quinn Emanuel Will Pay Spring Bonuses
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Chicago lawyer David Neff appears before the Supreme Court for the first time
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Federal Circuit revives Morgan Lewis malpractice case
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Businesses Hit Firm With $45 Million Malpractice Suit
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UK Megafirm Linklaters Forms Alliance With Australia’s Allens Arthur Robinson
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Paul Hastings opens Houston office
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Wachtell, Paul Weiss Stomp Out Lehman-Related Claims for JPMorgan
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Deaths Prompt Longtime Defense Lawyer and Solo to Join Plaintiffs Firm as Senior Partners
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NALP 2012: Does Your School Even Know How to Get You a Small Firm Job?
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Law School Transparency: Mistaken beliefs about the crisis of the American law school
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The Danger and Pleasure of a Niche Practice
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Clinical Care: Lawyer Left the Partner Track to Help the Indigent - Magazine - ABA Journal
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Law Grad Sets Up Free Legal Clinics in Chicago Public Schools
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In-House: No More Projects Named ‘Death Star’ Or ‘Piranha’!
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Ladies, It’s Time to Get Back in the Kitchen Where You Belong
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Prosecutor Fired for ‘Outrageous Abuse’ of Pressuring Police to Arrest Then-Fiance’s Ex-Wife
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Judge Castigates ‘Petulant and Peevish’ Prosecutors for Media Contact, Says He Won’t Be Swayed
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New York Lawyer Is Suspended Partly for ‘Shockingly Poor’ Briefs
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Lawyer Claims He Had No Authority to Settle Case for $350K; Jurors Planned $9M Verdict
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Quote of the Day: Or You Could Also Buy a Less Expensive Car
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Anatomy of a Lawyer
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Build Your Own Law Firm App With ‘Barrister App’
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MBA Compensation Blues - As Bad as in Legal Sector
(DBN)

The Most Interesting Lawyer in the World
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Man busted after trying to sell marijuana to his former parole officer
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Man 'dressed up like his dead mother for six years to steal benefits'
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Maryland Man Arrested After 20 Years of . . .
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Police: Man attacked wife with Cheez-It snacks
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Judges:

Newspaper Uses FOIA to Get List of 243 Blocked Websites Someone Tried to Access on Judge’s Account
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SCOTUS Clerkship Application FAIL
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Wall Street:

Stock index futures signal bounce
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Stocks drop 1% on China, Europe fears
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Layoffs:

Ten Fastest Growing US Industries
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50% of Grads Unemployed or Underemployed
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Electricity:

Bicent Power Files for Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware
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Telecoms:

Falcone’s LightSquared Triples Lobbying to Save Venture
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Politics:

Romney's America: Where He Will Cut, Spend
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Economy:

Poor economy worsens Social Security's finances --- Trustees warn of looming insolvency --- Without reforms, U.S. retirees to face dwindling funds --- 5 Points to Know on the 2012 Medicare Trustees Report
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Banks, Lawmakers Fueled Crisis, 'Frontline' Says
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Foreclosure crisis finally hatches a winner: mosquitoes
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Mortgage Foreclosure Scams Surge
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Television:

Netflix Tumbles After Forecasting Slower Online Growth
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Aviation:

American, unions debate contracts in bankruptcy court --- This afternoon, experts --- AA Creditors Side With Airline, Favor Ending Union Contracts --- Unions: Here's why judge should reject American Airlines' proposal --- American Air Signals Progress in Union Talks --- AMR wants unions to give up $990 million
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AA CEO 'mindful of other' parties with 'their own agendas'
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Judge rejects APA's position that its contract with American Airlines expired in 2008
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Support grows for American Airlines merger --- Can This Megamerger Change the Airline Industry? --- Full text: American CEO's letter to workers regarding US Airways --- What US Airways has promised American flight attendants --- Bates: Chances that US Airways takeover will succeed are 'significantly high'
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Coffee, Tea Or Bankruptcy ?
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Pinnacle Laying Off Hundreds of Pilots
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Ethanol:

Bankrupt Pa. ethanol plant sold
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Debt Collection:

Debt Collection CFO Going to Prison
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Alternative Energy:

U.S. Said to Hire Restructuring Adviser to Monitor Fisker Loan
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Fraud:

SEC charges SinoTech, execs with lying to investors
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Federal Circuit Reinstates Fraud Claims Against Morgan Lewis and Former Partner
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MF Global:

Testimony shows MF Global trustee to seek civil fines
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MF Global Trustee Conflicts Delay Investigation, Freeh Says
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Retailing:

Potential Cover-up Liability in Wal-Mart FCPA Case Could Dwarf Mexican Bribery Claims, Experts Say --- Everyone's Talking About Wal-Mart
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Health Care:

Appendix removal: Huge sticker shock in study
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Corporate Reform:

American Bar Association to CFPB: That's Not "Legally Sound"
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Banking:

FDIC expects healthy deposit insurance fund by 2018
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Lehman:

Jenner Chair Anton Valukas Talks With 60 Minutes About Lehman Brothers 'Shell Game'
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Pensions:

Fund's broad request for immunity problematic
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Celebs:

Antonio Cromartie: Next celebrity foreclosure victim
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(3 new opinions today - DBN)

Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Chapter 7, 12 & 13 Private Trustee Locator
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Recent Ch. 11 Filings (50 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (14 new filings today)
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Bankruptcy Code - Prior BK Codes - Bankruptcy Rules
(large downloads)

UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database
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Bankruptcy Jobs:

(1)- (2)- (3)- (4)- (5)- (6)- (7)- (8)- (9)- (10)
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Seminars - (Contact us to list your seminar)

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Miscellaneous:

Delaware bench, bar try to clear jams at intersection of state, federal law
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Sales:

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Rights Of Secured Creditors In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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The RadLAX Oral Argument - Part I --- Part II
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Oral Argument Transcript
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Claims:

Claim Estimation: Potential Pitfall For Creditors In Chapter 11 Matters
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Litigation:

You Mean There Are Deadlines in that Scheduling Order?
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Direct Answers: Examining a Witness Is Telling a Story—So Make It a Good One
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Municipalities:

Facing bankruptcy, Detroit to spend $330K on Washington lobbyists
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State joins Dauphin County, Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson's push to block City Council's bankruptcy appeal
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Detroit Fire Chief Proposes To Let Vacant Properties Burn Down To Save Money
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Detroit's stakeholders agree: Financial stability agreement is just the beginning
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Little hope seen for Scranton to climb out of financial hole
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Sovereigns:

Netherlands Leads Rise in Sovereign Credit Risk on Deficit Woes --- Dutch Government Close to Collapse Over Debt
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UK:

Executive Life liquidation plan gets court's OK
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Rangers owner banned from football for life
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EU

ECB officials resist nudge from IMF, US to do more
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Euro-Zone Crisis Funds Face Test With Investors
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Canada Will Pledge Funds For Other Countries, Not Euro Zone
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PIIGS:

Spain Leads Increase in European Credit Risk on Deficit Concern
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Spain auctions $2.6 billion in short-term debt; demand robust but interest rates much higher
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Canada:

Rolling Across the Border: Canadian Court Permits Roll-up of Pre-petition Borrowing in Cross-border Proceeding
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Japan:

Toshiba drops out of bidding for Elpida
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