December 18, 2012

The Daily Bankruptcy News

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Law:

Auto Parts Maker Hires Wiley Rein to Stop Chinese Battery Deal
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Insurer sues former Dewey execs over $35 million note purchase
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Pillsbury Winthrop and Dickstein Shapiro talk merger
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Bonus Watch: Susman Godfrey
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Kirkland, Troutman Sanders, Skadden, Weil: Business of Law
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Highest Partner Billing Rate in New Survey Is $1,285 an Hour
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The Best Firms Still Charge the Most
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Former Dewey Leaders Face Lawsuit Over 2010 Bond Offering
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A Promising Young Partner Parts Ways With Cravath
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MoFo drafts Sandy handbook
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Predictions for 2013 — Your Life May Still Suck
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Three for 2013: #2 The Score
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WireLawyer Aims to Be the LinkedIn for Lawyers
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Do Big Corporate Clients Use Solo Practitioners?
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The Case for Diversifying Your Firm's Leadership
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What You Should (And Shouldn't)Wear To Work In The Winter
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Linklaters keeps top spot for UK M&A as US firms climb up rankings
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One of NYU's most famous law professors made quite an embarrassing exam mistake
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Value Questioned for Some Law-School Electives
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Fiscal Calamity Ahead for Some Law Schools? Applicants for 2013 Drop 22% in ‘Free Fall’
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Lawyer Sues Huff Post, Says He Wasn’t Author and Disagrees With Article Published Under His Name
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Judge Says Man Who Slashed His Counsel’s Face in Front of Jury Will Be Pro Se for Rest of Trial
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Lawyer Wows Polar Explorer With Hilarious Christmas Card
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Woman jailed after filming 'stop and frisk' sues NYPD
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Cook County Anita Alvarez Under Attack For Bizarre Claim In 60 Minutes Interview
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In Case You Were Wondering Why So Many People Get Shot To Death In America... --- Why There Are So Few Female Mass Murderers --- Modern America Is A Breeding Ground For Psychos
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Woman injured by light fitting while having sex wins workers compensation battle
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"The Good Wife" - Lockhart Gardner still in bankruptcy
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Messing With Chief Judge Kozinski
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8 Lawyers Obama May Pick for Supreme Court
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Justice Scalia Has Hinted That Powerful Assault Weapons May Be Banned
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Kagan Sees Privacy as One of Most Important Future Issues for Court
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Judge Docked 5 Days Pay Reportedly Threatened Jail re 24 Ringing Phones, Jailed 2 for Slamming Doors
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Wall Street:

Fiscal cliff talks lift stock index futures
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Stocks close higher on fiscal cliff moves
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
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Layoffs:

Reflections on the Third Anniversary of My Pink Slip
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Gen Y May Be Delusional About How to Have a Successful Career
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Alternative Energy:

Johnson Controls appeals A123 sale to Wanxiang
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Apparel:

Parent Company of Hickey Freeman To Hit the Auction Block
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Hotels:

LodgeNet May Not Be Able To Avoid Bankruptcy
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Personal Finance:

The 15 Worst Gifts To Give The Women In Your Life
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Know How To Do These Things By Age 30
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Aviation:

Senior pilots to battle American Airlines over whether their pensions can be paid as a lump sum
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American Airlines executive: Horton ‘impartial’ on idea of a merger
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American Airlines: Forget About Fees, These Are ‘Enhancements’
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Poll: Legacy Airlines Have The Rudest Personnel
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Kingfisher Airlines Plans to Resume Some Operations Soon
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Education:

Bankruptcy judge authorizes Texas National Bank to foreclose — partially — on collateral for $2.8 million Lon Morris loan
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Awards:

Above the Law’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year Competition: Nominations Needed
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O'Keefe Wins M&A Restructuring Deal of the Year
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Accounting:

KPMG UK profits drop 13%
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Brokers:

Trustees bicker as MF Global customers wait
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Economy:

Fed's Lacker: QE3 unlikely to boost jobs, could stir inflation
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Foreign holdings of U.S. debt hits record
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Outline of US fiscal deal emerges --- Obama offers fiscal cliff tax concession
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Credit Swaps in U.S. Ease on Budget Talks; Bond Sales at Record
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What Are the Costs of Superstorm Sandy?
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America's Gun Economy, By the Numbers
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Upside And Downside: An Excellent Overview Of The US Economy In 2013
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12 Developing Countries Where The Millionaire Population Is Exploding
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US Debt Clock
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Economic Indicators Dashboard
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Real Estate:

Barclays: US Bank Tower at risk of default
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Foreclosure woes keep getting worse in certain judicial states
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MERS, BofA Defeat Class Claims in Texas Counties' Suit over Mortgage Registry
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The New American Dream Home — Where Multiple Generations Of One Family Live Together
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Banking:

Dozens to be implicated in UBS Libor deal
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Fed approves guidelines to subject foreign banks in U.S. to same regulation as American counterparts
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IndyMac's Ex-CEO, FDIC Reach Settlement
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Electricity:

Power wholesaler files for bankruptcy in Illinois
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Midwest Generation files for bankruptcy along with its parent
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Hedge Funds:

Mexico's Vitro seeks $1.59 bln in damages from hedge funds
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Shipping:

Insolvent German shipyard snapped up in rare deal
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Pensions:

PBGC backs plan for no lump-sum pension payments to American pilots
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Municipalities:

Stockton Should Raise Taxes, Sell City Hall, Judge Told
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San Bernardino's bid for bankruptcy isn't a 'sham;' its past fiscal management was
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Penman strikes back against claims San Bernardino bankruptcy is 'sham'
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Gov. Snyder plans to sign emergency manager bill
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New EM law is an affront to voters
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Detroit′s "Fiscal Cliff" And Michigan′s Response
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RI: No flattery from Forbes - Publication gives state dismal business ranking
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15 Of New York City's Coolest Unexplored Places
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Agreement reached in Miller couple's fraud case
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County board chair, wife, plead not guilty to bankruptcy fraud
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Neb. couple to pay $20,000 in bankruptcy case
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Corporate Reform:

House Republicans slam Volcker Rule as regulators seek to finalize measure
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Food/Beverage:

Fresh Choice Shuts Down
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Attorney, former workers to bid for Upper Crust
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Many bidders offer dough for Upper Crust
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How the McRib pork patty is made
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Telecoms:

The Curious Case of Security Interests in FCC Licenses
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Student Debt:

‘Tax Time Bomb’ Awaits Student Loan Debtors in Forgiveness Programs
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Mass Torts:

Judge to Consider Plan to Revive Backburner Asbestos Cases
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Horse Racing:

They're off and... stalling: Yavapai Downs bankruptcy suit languishing in court
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Photography:

Bankrupt Kodak ending Disneyland sponsorship
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Tax:

New IRS whistleblower rules may limit some rewards - lawyers
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Finance:

Small Businesses Claim Dun & Bradstreet Shakes Them Down in 'Strong-arm' Credit Scam
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Private Equity:

Private Equity Giant Cerberus Is Selling Gunmaker After Newtown Shooting
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(4 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 (25 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (24 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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Claims Trading:

Why Hedge Funds Bought Delphi Trading Claims
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Lexicology:

The Meaning of Bankrupt
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Consumer Bankruptcy:

A step inside consumer bankruptcy
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Cross-Border:

Cayman Islands Provisional Liquidations in Support of Chapter 11 Proceedings
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Litigation:

Mediation Confidentiality: Meaningful but Not Absolute
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Insurance:

Federal Court Exercises Jurisdiction over Insurer’s Declaratory Judgment Action Arising out of FDIC Demand
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Application of Insured v. Insured Exclusion Turns on Whether Plaintiff Was in Fact Duly Elected or Appointed as a Director
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Fraud:

Peter Madoff Says He Was a Victim of Brother’s Ponzi Scheme
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The Fraud Triangle
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Two former fund managers guilty of insider trading
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Paper:

Court approves NewPage bankruptcy plan
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Glass:

Vitro Seeks as Much as $1.6 Billion in Damages From Funds
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Research:

UST wants Aletheia's case dismissed
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Sovereigns:

Shipping News of the World: Round Two for Argentina
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Argentina Bonds Up on Gains in Legal Battle Against Holdouts
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Argentine Navy Defeats Hedge Fund
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Argentina wins ship, loses IMF
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UK:

Retailer Comet to shut at heavy cost to UK government
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GAME is looking for a buyer as bankruptcy looms for the UK's largest video game retailer
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England Already Dealt with a Fiscal Cliff
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UK November inflation unexpectedly stays at highest since May
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Comet buyout and insolvency to be investigated
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British Store Has Figured Out How To Make Men Like Shopping
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EU:

EC's insolvency plans not totally harmonious
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Europe's Focus Is on Removing Euro Failure Risk, Katainen Says
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Odds of a Country Leaving the Eurozone
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PIIGS:

EU: Tax collection still lagging in Greece --- Greece's lenders warn of "very large" risks to bailout --- Greece to suspend most home repossessions until end of 2013
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ie: Court to question ex-Anglo chief
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Canada:

Environmental Contamination and Regulatory Orders: Who Pays?
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Canada Competition Bureau OKs 2 hog producer takeovers
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France:

How France Fell So Far Behind Germany
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Cyprus:

Bleak picture for Cyprus as EAC rejects state loan
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Iceland:

Former Baugur chief in Icelandic fraud charges
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Mexico:

Vitro Initiates Settlement Trial Against Dissident Funds To Recover Up To US$1.6 Billion
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