August 16, 2012

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Law:

Though Responses Lag, Dewey Advisers See Settlement Proposal Succeeding --- Is Your Firm Playing ‘Dewey Roulette’?
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Kasowitz Benson, Slaughter and May, Debevoise: Business of Law
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Boies Schiller hires litigator David Bernick
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UK Insurers Mull Taking Work In-House and Setting Up Their Own Law Firms as Latest Cost-Cutting Move
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Your J.D. Didn’t Build That
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Women Can Ask—But They Won't Get It
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Davis Polk Ends Rent Spat With New York Landlord
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How To Power Dress: Lessons From TVs Fiercest Female Lawyers
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Compliance and the Legal Department: A Counterpoint
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Congressman resigns due to "increasing parenting challenges" - Moves to easier life as BigLaw managing director
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Minnesota’s Oldest Law Firm Closes Its Doors; Chief Justice Warren Burger Was Once a Partner
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In-House: True Confessions (Part II)
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Lawyer Stuck with $500,000 Tab After Losing Bid to Disqualify Arbitrator
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Law School Transparency: Fixing a hole
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The Juris Doctor is 'Versatile' Thanks Mainly to Numerous Logical Fallacies
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Research attests to the value of diversity at law schools
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Texas A&M Shooting: 3 Dead --- Father: A&M Gunman was Crazy as Hell
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Ex-NFL Cheerleader Who Posed for Pictures Clad Only in Body Paint Gets Her Bias Claim Against the Colts Tossed
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Attorney Faces Disbarment for Smuggling Cuban Cigars in 1990s
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'Video Spy Pen' Causes Problem for Lawyer
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First Amendment Freedom Fighter Accused of Hosting an Underage Booze-a-Palooza
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Top 5 Movies All Law School Students Should Watch
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Employer of the Week
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Screaming Bosses Are So Yesterday
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City of Women: Saudi Arabia Turns To Fellini To Deal With Female Unemployment
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Money Should Come Before Trees in National Forests, Industries Say
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Justice Kennedy Defends Ninth Circuit’s Maui Conference --- Quote of the Day: Justice Kennedy Likes Hawaii; Legal Education, Not So Much
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Upstate justice resigns following state conduct commission report
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Aging Justices Give New Life to High Court as Campaign Issue
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Brooklyn judge says he will leave bench, cites inadequate pay
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Contempt Trial for 2 Texas Lawyers Follows Their Winning Defense of Municipal Judge’s Criminal Case
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Wall Street:

Stock futures signal higher Wall Street open
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Stocks Close Narrowly Mixed; Vix Below 15
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Goldman Execs Win Dismissal of Lawsuits
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Layoffs:

National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Municipalities:

The Untold Story of Municipal Bond Defaults - Raises Number of Defaults From 71 to 2,521
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Bond insurer sues California over development agencies
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Game On in Stockton, CA Chapter 9 Case - Bond Insurer Sets Focus on Calpers
(DBN)

Illinois in bottom 10 in personal credit conditions
(DBN)

School Districts Pass the Buck to the Next Generation
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Derivatives:

The Tenuous Case for Swaps Clearinghouses
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Accounting:

PCAOB Adopts New Standard for Auditor-Board Talks
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Alternative Energy:

Taxpayers to Recover a Mere $24 Million from Solyndra
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Biodiesel company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Ethanol Plant Suspends Operations
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Drought and the Second Ethanol Crash
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The Rise and Possible Fall of US Wind Power
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Politics:

Idaho lawmaker's bankruptcy plan draws criticism
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Why 90 Million Americans Don't Vote
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Least Productive Congress Since 1947 --- Congress' Approval Rating Down to 10%
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Oy Vey: Anti-Semitic Politician Discovers His Jewish Roots And Becomes Pariah In Far-Right Party
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Oil/Gas:

ATP Investor Says Royalty Payments Won't Halt Under Bankruptcy
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Delta Petroleum to Get Approval of Restructuring Plan
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Economy:

Industrial Production in U.S. Rises 0.6% on Autos, Utilities
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Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II
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Muted US inflation supports more Fed easing
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Roubini on Threats to Global Economy
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Numbers: Gov't Spending and Debt
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

No More ‘Drive-By’ Appraisals – On Some Loans
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San Bernardino to consider next step on eminent domain plan
(DBN)

Fannie, Freddie Clamping Down on Banks
(DBN)

Sellers’ Asking Prices Stopped Rising in July
(DBN)

California home prices climb to highest point since 2008
(DBN)

BofAML revises home price forecast way upward
(DBN)

Housing market conditions strongest in five years: NAHB
(DBN)

Fitch suggests Ally sell more than ResCap to repay Treasury
(DBN)

Time for presidential candidates to talk housing
(DBN)

Shadow Inventory: Monitor Banks’ Speed, Not Just Volume
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Home Builders’ Confidence Hits Five-Year High
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15 Customers Scorch Bank of America
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Deal Revives Apartment Property Hobbled by Bust
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Banking:

New York subpoenas major banks on Libor manipulation --- Running with a rough crowd --- JPM, Barclays Said Among Banks to Get Subpoenas
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Bank CEO: History Will be Kind to TARP
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Standard Chartered settles NY money laundering probe. So now what? --- StanChart works on joint deal with US agencies --- StanChart's New York nemesis wins deal but makes enemies --- Standard Chartered sued in US over Iran ties to Lebanon bombing --- Bank Deal Rankles Regulators --- StanChart's New York nemesis wins deal but makes enemies --- Lawsky's Spitzer Moment
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Warren Buffett: Merchant Banker Of Last Resort
(DBN)

Customers Targeted by Workers at Big-Name Banks in Multimillion Dollar ID Theft Schemes
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Aviation:

Pilots union prepares membership for bankruptcy ruling --- American Denied Court Approval to Toss Pilot Contract --- "A rare Chapter 11 victory for labor" --- Airline "overreached" on two requests, company will try again --- The Opinion
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Ex-Frontier Airlines CEO to lead restructuring at Ryan International
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US agency says raises owed to some United retirees
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Art:

Oil, Canvas and a Lawsuit
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Religion:

OneUnited wants Roxbury church bankruptcy case tossed
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Biotech:

Struggling Tengion threatens bankruptcy as it scrambles for cash
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Awards:

BB&K attorney, bankruptcy judge appointed masters of Welsh Inn
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Finance:

U.S. Appoints Greenwald, Miller to Ally Financial Board
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Credit/Debit Cards:

Credit Card Data
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The Interchange Settlement
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Debt Collection:

Senators Ask CFPB to Consider Regulation of Medical Debt Collection
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Fraud:

AIG not on the hook for policyholders' Madoff claims: U.S. court
(DBN)

Snookered in a Ponzi, Pro Athletes Say
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Gambling:

Jerry's Nugget looking for a payout
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Photography:

Kodak Reaches Film Deals with Four Movie Studios
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Compensation:

Study says 26 'kingpin' CEOs made more last year than their companies paid in federal tax
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Health Care:

Hedge funds bet on Obamacare
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Museums:

Judge wants Wilder to testify
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Risk:

Risk Builds as Junk Bonds Boom
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Video Games:

Bleak picture for Malta video game distributor
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(6 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 (20 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (9 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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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Bankruptcy Reform:

Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Rule Traps Graduates With Debt Amid Calls For Reform
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Valuation:

Section 506(A): Why "Wait-And-See" Won’t Work To Value Secured-Creditor Claims
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Plan Confirmation:

Court Holds Absolute Priority Rule Applicable in Individual Chapter 11 Cases
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Podcast: Kenneth Klee and Ancela Nastasi on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in RadLAX Gateway Hotel LLC v. Amalgamated Bank
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Safe Harbors:

Safe From Avoidance: Electricity Requirements Contracts
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Cross-Border:

Foreign Debtor May Appoint Representative To Commence Chapter 15 Case
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Are SEC Equity Receiverships “Foreign Proceedings” Within the Meaning of UNCITRAL’s Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvencies?
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Litigation:

Production Requirements Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 34
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A Cool $11 Million: Hot Document Review Supports Reasonableness of Attorney Fee Award
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Retailing:

Judge Rules Against Borders Gift-Card Holders
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Brokers:

MF Global Trustee to Join Existing Suits Against Executives --- Says He will Work With Customers Suing Corzine
(DBN)

Former Peregrine Owner Will Be Arraigned Friday
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Mass Torts:

Pfizer's Quigley Wins Approval for Bankruptcy Plan Vote
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Electricity:

SMEPA to buy Batesville power plant for $286m
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Student Debt:

The student loan crisis that can't be gotten rid of
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Tax:

HSBC hands US more staff names in tax evasion probe
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Autos:

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy -- Again
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Auto Dealers Having Best Year Since Crisis
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Peugeot Faces Fight Over Plant Closure
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CAW Talks: Concessions Have to End
(DBN)

Who needs a license? Self-driving cars coming our way --- Your New Car — Smaller, Safer, and Smarter Than You
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Madison attorney pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud
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Steel:

Dallas firm offers 11th hour bid for Sparrows Point
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Charles Betters' bid for steel mill OK'd
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Lehman:

Lehman Said to Hire BlackRock to Manage $3 Billion Loan Assets
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EU:

European Economy Slumps in Second Quarter
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German Economy Running Out of Steam
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PIIGS:

Spiegel: Only bankruptcy can help Greece now --- Greek economy: Suicides rise by a third as financial crisis takes its toll
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Ex-IRA man Tom McFeely lied in UK bankruptcy bid: official
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Spain's Home Prices Fall Another 11.2%
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MENA:

Ex-Syrian PM: Regime Close of Collapse
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