March 20, 2012

The Daily Bankruptcy News

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Law:

Unusual debt may haunt a troubled Dewey & LeBoeuf
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Only 26 Pillsbury Staffers Making the Move to Nashville, Site for Back-Office Operations
(DBN)

Job Prospects for Law Grads? The Jury's Out
(DBN)

Davis Polk Secures Settlement on Behalf of Sterling Partners in Madoff Litigation
(DBN)

Mets Settle Lawsuit But Still Must Live in Queens
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Places GC on Administrative Leave
(DBN)

State of Hawaii Agrees to Pay $15.4 Million to Settle Suit Over Gibson Dunn Partner's 2006 Hiking Death
(DBN)

Wall Street's bonus model fails legal eagles, too
(DBN)

U.K. Firms Need to Cut 6,000 Attorney Jobs in 2012, RBS Report Claims
(DBN)

Staffers at Florida Mortgage Law Firm Say They Were Fired for Wearing Orange
(DBN)

Investigators Raid Office of Lawyer with Ties to Accused Madam
(DBN)

Health-Care Law Evokes Roosevelt in Court Clash
(DBN)

Partner sanctioned for sending non-pro haced associate to deposition
(DBN)

Time to Revisit the Ethics of Metadata
(DBN)

Right Resume, Wrong Attitude
(DBN)

Madoff-Mets, R.J. Reynolds, SAC Capital, Omni, BP in Court News
(DBN)

The Most Honest Law School Round 2
(DBN)

A Closer Look at the 2013 US News & World Report Law School Rankings
(DBN)

U.S. News Data Show 2011 May Be Beginning of End for Law School Tuition Bubble
(DBN)

Law Schools May Not Be Required to Report Graduates' Salaries
(DBN)

Law School Transparency: Career Opportunities
(DBN)

Poo-Smelling Foulness Pervades MPRE Exam
(DBN)

A Lawyer to Emulate — Marc Randazza
(DBN)

Defense Lawyer Arrested in Open Court in Perjury Conspiracy Probe
(DBN)

When Is ‘Expensive’ Cheap?
(DBN)

A Legal Puzzle
(DBN)

Lawyer says Afghan killings suspect recalls little --- Bales Defrauded Ohio Couple Who Say He Owes Them $1.3 Million --- Sgt. Bales Losing War on the Home Front
(DBN)

The New iPad - First Thoughts
(DBN)

Judge Slams Chicago City Attorney's Misconduct
(DBN)

Lawyer arrested in court after perjury claim ‎
(DBN)

February Lawyer of the Month: Grab Your Glocks
(DBN)

When Anonymous Commenting Goes Real Wrong
(DBN)

Enterprising Fifth Grader Organizes School Bracket, Learns Gambling Is ‘Illegal, Sort Of’
(DBN)

Forced prison GYN search cases can proceed: Judge
(DBN)

He calls his girlfriend "Concubine." He loves s--------. He lives in Long Island. He is a divorce attorney
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Better Business Bureau Asks Federal Judge to Dismiss Suit Filed by Law Firm Over F Grade
(DBN)

J-L Cauvin: Georgetown Law, Bronx Prosecutor, Stand-Up Comic
(DBN)

Excerpts from Broom’s A Selection of Legal Maxims
(DBN)

"The Good Wife" - Alicia sure is a player, gets Diane to get her the big raise
(DBN)

Blonde Justice: Keep Your Mouth Shut When Police Ask 'Is This You?" in Photo
(DBN)

Say What?!
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Judges:

Judicial Commission Wants Justice Disciplined for Alleged Attack
(DBN)

Ethics Sanction Requested for Justice over B-Word, Neck-Touching Incidents
(DBN)

Judge Pays 12-Year-Old Parking Ticket
(DBN)

US Dist. Judge William J. Hibbler Dies at Age 65
(DBN)

New Look at an Old Memo Casts More Doubt on Rehnquist
(DBN)

At Heart of Health Law Clash, a 1942 Case of a Farmer's Wheat
(DBN)

A Guide to the Supreme Court Challenges to Obama's Health Care Law
(DBN)

How ObamaCare Is Exposing Conservative vs. Libertarian Divisions on the Supreme Court
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Wall Street:

U.S. Stock Futures Fall as China Cools
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S&P 500 Rises to Four-Year High as Apple Plans Dividend
(DBN)

So What Do Goldman's Customers Really Think Of Them?
(DBN)

Former Goldman partner: Greg Smith's op-ed should be a "wake-up call" to the bank's board
(DBN)

Goldman Sachs Cuts Staff in Annual Review Process
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Layoffs:

BofA Said to Warn Equities Unit Employees of Staff Cuts
(DBN)

Jobseekers Get Asked for Facebook Passwords
(DBN)

Where New Hiring is Coming From
(DBN)

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

Bankruptcy jitters in Stockton. Will other cities fail? --- Stockton Moves Toward Mediation
(DBN)

Stockton, California: The town the housing boom broke
(DBN)

California cities scramble to avert insolvency
(DBN)

JPMorgan Seeks to Appeal Ruling on Jefferson County Bankruptcy
(DBN)

Dire finances leave Detroit stalled
(DBN)

US State Tax Revenue Rises at Slowest Pace Since Mid-2010
(DBN)

Stifel settles Wisconsin schools' lawsuit --- To Pursue Claims Against RBC
(DBN)

8 States Get an "F" on Corruption
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Celebs:

Lifestyles of the not so rich and famous: 5 top ways stars lose all their cash
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Baseball:

Time Warner Cable, Fox could face off in Dodger sale
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Gambling:

Silver Legacy reaches agreement with creditors
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Economy:

Fed not yet decided on more easing, Dudley says
(DBN)

Fed to Monitor Foreclosure Settlement Progress, Killian Says
(DBN)

Treasury sells last mortgage bonds; program made $25 billion
(DBN)

Historically Low Business Confidence Begins to Edge Up
(DBN)

Has the Great Recession Made Us Poorer Forever?
(DBN)

Buffett Message Is 'Do as I Say, Not as I Do'
(DBN)

US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Breaking Down the $26B Mortgage Settlement
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Home Builder Confidence Unchanged in March
(DBN)

Fed Fines 8 US Banks For Alleged Foreclosure Abuse
(DBN)

The rent is too darn high. Could Wall Street help?
(DBN)

Fannie, Freddie suffer Florida foreclosure woes
(DBN)

NY judge says foreclosure crisis creates constitutional issues
(DBN)

The Corruption of Home Owners Associations
(DBN)

Woman Fined $6,000 For Planting Flowers In Her Front Yard
(DBN)

Searching for the Housing Market Bottom
(DBN)

Early foreclosure reviews show faulty modifications a focus
(DBN)

Home remodeling rises to 2006 mark
(DBN)

Fannie economist: Mortgage deleveraging yet to end
(DBN)

Grubb and Ellis cuts 143 jobs
(DBN)

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Fraud:

Mets owners settle with trustee in Madoff case --- Mets' Owners Get 'Massive Relief' From Settlement --- Mets win moneyball --- To pay $162 million --- The settlement agreement --- SIPC Comments --- Statements from Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, & their attorneys --- Hindery on Accord
(DBN)

How the Mets (actually)won the Madoff settlement
(DBN)

Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Ponzi Schemes Discusses Mets Deal
(DBN)

New York Mets Owners Sell 12 Stakes for $240 Million, Post Says --- Settle suit, but still face financial hurdles --- Owners May Be Spared Paying Money in Madoff Settlement
(DBN)

Ex-Investment Adviser Allen to Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says
(DBN)

Class-actions by Allen Stanford investors revived
(DBN)

No More Insider Trading For Congress ‎
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Tax:

TaxMasters Files for Bankruptcy --- Less Than $50,000 In Assets, Up To 5,000 Creditors --- Dogged by Fraud Suits
(DBN)

Bankruptcy for TaxMasters, an IRS foe
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Health Care:

Objections help delay hospital sale to McLaren
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Aviation:

Airlines face bankruptcy if fuel price reaches US$150: IATA
(DBN)

American Eagle's future will soon be clearer for employees
(DBN)

Aveos files for bankruptcy protection - Laid-off employees block main road --- Workers face cuts as bankruptcy protection hits --- Bankruptcy filing comes out of the blue
(DBN)

Air Canada prepared for Aveos bankruptcy
(DBN)

Union blames Air Canada for financial problems at maintenance firm Aveos
(DBN)

TSA Pats Down Toddler In Wheelchair
(DBN)

Last independent director on Kingfisher board quits --- Kingfisher faces crucial meeting with Indian aviation regulator
(DBN)

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Trucking:

YRC Back at Brink 2 Years After Goldman Spat
(DBN)

Credit-default swap market still skeptical of YRC's chances
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Banking:

WaMu exits bankruptcy , on heels of Lehman
(DBN)

FDIC Sues Former Omni National Bank Officers for Loan Losses
(DBN)

Federal Reserve Stress Tests Make Us All Muppets
(DBN)

Fed Corrects Loss Estimates for Citi in Stress Tests
(DBN)

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Compensation:

Sears CEO: $9.9 Million In Compensation In 2011
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Politics:

The GOP's Obsession with Women's Bodies --- McCain to GOP: Drop the Contraception Issue
(DBN)

Boasting “GM is Alive” may defeat Democrats this fall.
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Magazines:

Bankruptcy trustee settles in at Baltimore Jewish Times
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Utilities:

Action Oil files for bankruptcy
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Shipping:

Humpuss Sea Transport Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
(DBN)

Shipping Targets for Bears Dwindling After $99 Billion Plunge
(DBN)

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Derivatives:

Swaps squad to oversee $300tn US market
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Alternative Energy:

Solar EnerTech Corp. Retains FTI Consulting and Appoints Chief Restructuring Officer
(DBN)

Republicans Expand Complaints of Energy Loans Beyond Solyndra
(DBN)

Democrat Says Issa Hasn't Shown 'Broad Scandal' in Energy Loans
(DBN)

Congress Comes Full Circle in Solyndra Absurd Theater
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Pastor Dismuke sentenced to prison on fraud charges
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Photography:

Kodak hearing to address retiree healthcare
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(No 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 (26 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (4 new filings today)
(DBN)

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:

Rochelle on Dynegy, Shrinking Bankruptcy Court, Dex One
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Will We See More Business Bankruptcy Filings in 2012?
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OC bankruptcies up 4.2% in February
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Cross-Border:

Elpida Seeks U.S. Protection During Japanese Bankruptcy
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Plan Confirmation:

The 7th Circuit considers the indubitable equivalent standard—again!
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Bar Dates:

Don’t be Late, for That Very Important [Bar] Date!
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Jurisdiction:

The Decision Might Not Be “In Vogue,” But You Still Can’t Issue Criminal Contempt in the Fifth Circuit
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MF Global:

MF'S Freeh Group Hiring Doesn't Comply With Bankruptcy Law, US Says
(DBN)

Coalition Wants MF Global Placed Under Chapter 7
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Insurance:

MBIA executives to forgo 2011 bonuses
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Corporate Reform:

SEC Closer to $285 Million Deal With Citigroup
(DBN)

2nd Circuit to SEC, Citigroup: See you in September
(DBN)

Consumer Agency Head: 'We Can Win Our Critics Over'
(DBN)

Holly Petraeus makes her mark on military
(DBN)

JOBS Bill Kills Essential Wall St. Reforms
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Interest:

Federal Judgement Rate and Bankruptcy
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Telecoms:

Sprint Bankruptcy Filing 'Very Legitimate Risk', Bernstein Says --- iPhone deal could kill off Sprint --- 50% Chance Of Bankruptcy ?
(DBN)

Sprint Drops 3% as Analyst Sees Rising Bankruptcy Risk --- Downgraded
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Religion:

9th Circuit affirms dismissal of late abuse claim against Oregon archdiocese
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Sex-Abuse Suit Against Archdiocese Rejected by Top Court
(DBN)

Crystal Cathedral's Schuller Coleman heads to movie theater
(DBN)

Crystal Cathedral, Part 2
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UK:

Reed Smith instructed on WorldSpreads administration
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Ticketus urges judge not to rule in Rangers administration case
(DBN)

Number of UK corporate insolvencies down in the first quarter of 2012
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UK Inflation Slows Less Than Forecast on Alcohol, Food
(DBN)

KPMG called in to clear up the mess
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EU:

Geithner warns EU against hasty budget measures
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PIIGS:

Greece Must Meet Goals, Embrace Reform, Central Bank Says
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Bank Of Greece Sees Deep Recession In 2012
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Greek swaps auction sets $2.5bn payout for lenders
(DBN)

Monti's Moment of Truth, Facing Italy's Unions
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Canada:

Catalyst Paper reaches deal
(DBN)

Employees Offer Life Line to Ailing Paper Company
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MENA:

Arcapita Files for Bankruptcy Protection as Debt Talks Fail
(DBN)

Arcapita's Bahrain Bay HQ tenancy under threat --- Arcapita's 50 creditors --- Arcapita Chapter 11 a first for Gulf --- Files after hedge fund push --- Hedge funds show banks how to recoup loans to gulf
(DBN)

IMF May Conclude Egypt Loan Talks 'In Next Couple of Months'
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China:

IMF Chief: China Must Reform Economy
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Switzerland:

Swiss Secrecy Besieged Makes Banks Fret World Money Lure Fading
(DBN)

Swiss club Servette gets reprieve from bankruptcy
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Japan:

The AIJ scandal and pension time bomb
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Mexico:

Amid Travel Warnings, Obama Daughter Spring Breaks In Mexico
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