June 7, 2012

The Daily Bankruptcy News

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Law:

A Closer Look at Top-Dollar Attorneys' Fees
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Bankruptcy Fees: The $1800-an-Hour Ted Olson Edition --- The Lawyer Fighting For Gay Marriage Charges An Unheard-Of Hourly Rate
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Dewey Have Stephen DiCarmine as a Bankruptcy Creditor?
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What John Edwards Tells Us About the Legal Profession
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Ropes & Gray, King & Spalding, Hogan: Business of Law
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Boies Schiller Extends Multibillion-Dollar Win in Lehman-Barclays Fight
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Ex-Partner Sues Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, Contends ‘Intolerable Behavior’ Forced Him From Law Firm
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Here's Why This 'Thuggish' Attorney Got A Longer Sentence Than Rajaratnam
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Some Public Relations Advice for Adam Kaiser
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Law Firm Apps Let New Clients Send Case Info to Their Attorneys ‘Neatly Wrapped Up in a Gift Box’
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Who Is the Great Satan of the Legal Profession?
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What To Do When You Find The Office Gun
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Expert Advises LinkedIn Users to Change Passwords After Russian Hacker Claim
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Ousted Bank of America Lawyer Gets Top Job at Fannie Mae
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Freezing at the Office in Summer? Study Supports 76 Degree Temperature for Best Productivity
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Law School Transparency: Always Be Closing
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10 Things Law Schools Won't Tell You
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Fractional Equations: the Benefits of Timeshare Staffing
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ID Theft in Backyard of Texas Attorney General
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How a New Lawyer Perceives an Old Lawyer
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Woman Arrested In Vicious ------- Attack
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DLA Piper Partner Accused Of Lying Under Oath About How Much She Had To Drink
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Perp Taunts Local Cop With Vulgar Tattoo He Will Soon Regret
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NC man accused of bigamy; Facebook status lists 'complicated'
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Idaho Bans "Five Wives" Vodka For Being Offensive Towards Mormons
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ABC's 'The Bachelor' Spawning More Litigation Than Marriages
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Mug Shots
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Convicted Judge and Indicted DA are on Witness List in Texas Lawyer’s Federal Racketeering Trial
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Former Prez Confirms the Reports: He Offered Supreme Court Nomination to Mario Cuomo
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Fla. Courts and Those Who Use Them Brace for July Slowdown as Budget Cuts Take Effect
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A Federal Appeals Court’s Nuclear Opinion Takes Lawyers to Task for Acronyms
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Judge’s Ethics Appeal Blames High Warrant Amount on Misplaced Comma Rather than Retaliation
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Easterbrook Opinion References Cinderella in Case of Late-Night, Late-Filed Motion
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Memo to NYPD: Please Don’t Judo-Chop the Judge
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Wall Street:

US Stock Futures Rise on Stimulus Optimism --- US stock index futures signal pause after sharp rally
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Stocks Close Sharply Higher Amid Optimism About Stimulus
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Markets Are Rising All Around The World Again
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Nasdaq plans $40 million payout for Facebook losses
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Layoffs:

Supervalu to Cut up to 2,500 Jobs
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Municipalities:

Jefferson County creditors can't form an official committee until they find new members
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Fitch downgrades $252 mln of Stockton, Calif., debt
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San Diego and San Jose approve pension cuts in landslide vote
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General Assembly 'Failure' Could Bankrupt Cities and Towns
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Pensions:

The pension prairie fire has started!
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Retirees to meet on June 13
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Telecoms:

LightSquared Lenders Want Strict Leash on Company's Cash Use
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Tax:

US hopes Swiss tax talks over by election
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Economy:

Williams Says Fed Must `Stand Ready to Do Even More' --- Three Fed Members Now Back Greater Stimulus
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Fed Says Expansion Was ‘Moderate’ in May
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Bondholders look for word of more Fed help
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Dear America: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This
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Tax rates up, income down for America's top 400 earners, IRS says
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Oil price climbs for 3rd day, tops $85 per barrel
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Stiglitz: Why Inequality Is Bad For The Economy
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World food price index expected to fall for May
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

New York, Delaware can intervene in BofA $8.5 bln pact
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Judge Sweet Allows BNP and Deutsche Bank to Explore 'Nooks and Crannies' of Multi-Billion Dollar Case Against BofA
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9th Circuit BAP Decision Gives Debtors Greater Leverage in Single Asset Real Estate Cases
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Report: Both sides in Fannie Mae suit move for summary judgment
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Bank sues Stradley Ronon for Taylor Bean losses
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Will Housing Save Us?
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Hovnanian Turns To Profit In Q2
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The 10 Biggest Myths About NYC Real Estate
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Mortgage-Modification Program (Barely)Beats Critic’s Forecast
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The Worst Housing Markets In The World
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The 10 Best Beach Towns For Buying Foreclosures
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Banking:

Regulator: JPMorgan had 'inadequate' risk controls
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Banks urge coordination on cross-border clean-ups
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Aviation:

American Airlines cuts flights as more pilots call in sick
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American, pilot talks keep going
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So This Is Why Airline Food Tastes So Bad
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What It's Really Like To Fly Scoot, The World's Newest Budget Long-Haul Airline
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Celebs:

Jumping on the Bankruptcy Bandwagon, Jersey Style
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Golf:

Judge's ruling puts future of Sunsites golf course in doubt
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MF Global:

MF Global Finds Its Phantom Reporting Error
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Orchestras:

Bankrupt Philly Pops Wants To Force Pay Cut For Conductor Peter Nero
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Lehman:

Barclays's Battle With Lehman Brokerage Brings $5.5 Billion
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Oil/Gas:

US Oil Production Has Boomed Under President Obama
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The Norway Threshold: The Most Dangerous Statistic In The World
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Corporate Reform:

El-Erian Says Financial Regulatory Efforts Slowing Growth
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Bankers asked to give specific complaints about Dodd-Frank
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Financial Services Committee Hearing: "Investor Protection - The Need to Protect Investors from the Government" --- Mr. Vincent A. Fiorillo --- Ms. Laurie S. Goodman --- Mr. Adam J. Levitin --- Dr. Stephen J. Lubben --- The Honorable Theodore B. Olson --- Mr. David Skeel

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Health Care:

Hospital wants to shed its pension
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Debt Collection:

Debtor Can't Revoke Consent to Creditor’s Autodialed Cell Calls
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Old, old debt brings new collection effort
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Media:

Tribune Pushes to Exit Bankruptcy Into Depressed Market
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Steel:

Benefits ruling favors steelworkers
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Mass Torts:

Privacy protection, costs clarification added to asbestos trust bill
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(2 new opinion 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 (21 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:

The Bankruptcy Files: Much Ado About Fees, as MF Global Trustees Deliver Reports
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

May Bankruptcy Filings Fall 11 Percent from 2011, But Up Slightly Since April
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Jurisdiction:

The Stern Files (sixth edition)
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Bankruptcy Reform:

NACM Pushes Bankruptcy Code Reform with 2012 Issue Brief
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Trustees:

Seventh Circuit Joins Other Circuits in Applying the In Pari Delicto Defense to Bankruptcy Trustees
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Litigation:

Blocking Discovery with Blocked Calls
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Fraud:

Madoff Trustee Picard Sues EFG Bank SA for $355 Million
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Madoff trustee files many new lawsuits
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Gupta stood to profit with Rajaratnam - witness
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Law Student’s ‘Colloquies’ Banned From Gupta Trial --- Gupta Trial Judge Reprimands Law Student Spectator
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U.S. urges 230 years prison for Allen Stanford
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Banking:

Meet The Family Of The Richest Banker In The World
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Federal trial for county board chair, his wife set for July 17
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Hotels:

Hotel Near Las Vegas Convention Center in Bankruptcy
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Energy:

Dynegy deal involving more than $2.5B in claims OK'd
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Corporate Governance:

Lawyers to defend $304 million fee awarded by Delaware judge
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Del. Chancery Court signals possible trend to stay derivative actions pending resolution of corresponding federal securities class actions
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Fashion:

Connaught Group files disclosure statement, liquidation plan
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Sovereigns:

Congress to hear DOJ griping from MBS, Argentine bond investors
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EU:

ECB holds rates, lets crisis squeeze politicians
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Europe weighs up limited Spanish rescue
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That Whooshing Sound Of Cash Leaving Germany Is Getting Really Loud Now
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Cameron, Obama Call for Immediate Plan to End Euro Crisis
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PIIGS:

Spain warns euro 'finished in months' without banking and fiscal union --- Europe ready to rescue Spain's banks --- Spain to show has market access, but at steep cost --- Spain borrowing costs ease amid crisis aid hope --- Spain: No request for bailout, says minister --- Germany Finalizing Face-Saving Deal for Spain: Report --- Spanish Bond Yields Are Falling Sharply After Auction
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Greek Politics: In Live TV Debate, One Candidate Starts Physically Beating Another (video)--- Greek unemployment hits 21.9 pct in March --- How to Profit From the Great Greek Bankruptcy of 2012
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China:

A Remarkable Slowdown In Activity At China's Steel Warehouses
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Germany:

Most Germans say worst yet to come in crisis: Poll
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