October 16, 2012

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Law:

Dewey Partner Plan: A New Remedy for Law Firm Bankruptcies?
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Some Law Firms Are Quoting ‘Suicidal Prices,’ with Possibility of More Dissolutions, Consultant Says
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Big Pay at Big Law
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MoFo & Skadden on Softbank, Akin Gump: Business of Law
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Akin Gump Elects First Woman Leader --- Kim Koopersmith
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Lawyers at top firms give big to Obama
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Alternative Billing in Litigation: Issues of Risk and Reward
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NY pro bono rule could spur fewer hours than envisioned
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Go to SMU, Not Harvard Law School! Huh?
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A Closer Look at the Alleged Berkeley Bird Murderers
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A public law school faces trial over liberal bias
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Law School Transparency: This market belongs to you and me
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Babies, Balance, And Going Back To Work
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Your Competition, Isn’t
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Winston Takes on Solyndra's Chinese Rivals in Antitrust Complaint
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As emerging market companies go on a buying spree, which law firms are doing the deals?
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9 Apple Mobile Features That Will Make You Want To Quit Android Forever
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Should Law Firms' Mobile Strategy Focus Only on Mobile-Compatible Websites?
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Review: Westlaw Case Notebook Portable E-Transcript -- view and annotate .ptx transcript files on the iPhone or iPad
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Ethical Issues Arise in Lawyers' Use of Social Media
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A Crazy Lawsuit Demanded $3 Billion And Called Casey Anthony An Illuminati
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Thieves Intercepted A Shipment Of New $100 Bills They Won't Be Able To Spend Until 2013
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Former Walmart Worker Awarded $1.5 Million For 'Profane And Insulting Mental Abuse'
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UK Outsourcer Announces Plans to Buy Another Law Firm
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Attorney Fights Literary Agent for a Piece of Stephen King
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How P--- Lawyer John Steele Has Made A ‘Few Million Dollars’ Pursuing (Sometimes Innocent)‘P--- Pirates’
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Steven Tyler's Lawyer Accused of Talking Trash
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Gals: Don't Wear This To Work
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Paralegal Is Arrested at NY Law Firm, Charged with Embezzling $250K
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Say What?!
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Judges:

"Bottle of Wine" Bankruptcy Sanctions Order Upheld --- The Opinion
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Judge Taylor Appointed to Bankruptcy Panel
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Scalia Explains Why Only Jews And Catholics Are On The Supreme Court
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Arlen Specter Inserted Himself Into History's Most Contentious Supreme Court Nominations --- A Legal Titan, Specter Shaped Federal Judiciary --- Remembering Snarlin’ Arlen
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D.C. Attorney General Criticizes Judge's 'Vituperative Rhetoric'
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With Raises in Place, OCA Eliminates Judicial Stipends
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Wall Street:

Stock index futures signal early gains
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Stocks close higher on Citi earns, China news
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Nowadays, Wall Street Saviors May Wish They Weren't
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Layoffs:

There Will Be a Factory Skills Shortage. Just Not Yet
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Amazon to hire 50,000 seasonal US employees
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Religion:

Milwaukee Archdiocese, sex victims settlement talks break down
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Spokane Diocese Sues Law Firm That Handled Its Bankruptcy ...
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Autos:

Delphi salaried retirees rally to restore pensions
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Battery-maker A123 Systems will miss a crucial bond payment
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Construction:

Bankruptcy Stalls Jacksonville Bridge Project
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IP:

Eighth Circuit Rules Trademark License is Executory Contract in Bankruptcy
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Education:

Foundation monies might not be available for Lon Morris staff salaries
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The 10 Best College Towns In America
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Housewares:

Harper Brush sale could be final within 30 days
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Private Equity:

Collusion lawsuit in U.S. against buyout firms is no easy case
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Economy:

US economists win Nobel for applying match-making --- The Nobel Winner's Guide to Love
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Business Inventories in US Grew at a Slower Pace in August
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Consumers Paying Down Debt Helps Boost U.S. Expansion
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Forget Gold: Here's Where Die Hard Skeptics Are Storing Their Wealth
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Consumers Showing Little Fear of 'Fiscal Cliff '
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Hey, Let's Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff Instead
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Offshoring Slowdown Revives U.S. Manufacturing
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Questions From a Bailout Eyewitness
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Americans are finally getting back into the black, Fed figures show
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Mortgage Comeback? Citigroup Isn't So Sure
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For associations concerned with owner bankruptcies, quarterly assessments are preferred over annual assessments as post-petition assessments are not dischargeable
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Non-Dischargeable Debts: Some Lies Matter More Than Others
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California home sales dipped 16.5% last month
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Citigroup offloads $750 million in delinquent loans
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The ACLU Is Accusing Morgan Stanley Of 'Reverse-Redlining' And Issuing Mass-Produced Loans
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A Federal Fix for a Foreclosure Fiasco
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Remnants of downvalley golf subdivision on auction block
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N.Y. homeowners file first class-action lawsuit related to Libor
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Retailing:

Retail sales point to stronger economic growth
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Vann's says two buyers are now interested
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Health Care:

Assets of Bankrupt Saint Catherine Medical Center Hit Auction Block
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Houlihan Lokey director subpoenaed in Highmark-WPAHS case
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Study: Privatized Medicare would hike premiums for most
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KPC buys Victor Valley Community Hospital
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Telecoms:

Maps Will Not Save Nokia From Bankruptcy
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Verizon Trial: Bankrupt Spinoff's Creditors Want Nearly $10 Billion
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Aviation:

US Airways-American Airlines merger still seen as likely
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Pilots’ union says American Airlines management is “listening” in current round of negotiations
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American Eagle Pilots On Board with AA Bankruptcy Plan
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Lawyers Have Pocketed A Massive Amount Of Money From American Airlines' Failures
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Wichita officials get cold shoulder from Hawker Beechcraft suitor
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Lehman:

Lehman Has $15 Billion Disputed Claim on Brokerage Unit
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Lehman's ex-CEO blames government for failure
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Judge Tosses Key Claims in Lehman Executive Class Action
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Awards:

UK: Moorfields Corporate Recovery wins Corporate Recovery Firm of the Year at the National Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2012
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Public Transit:

Monorail in the black, but it needs an image boost
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Celebs:

Arkansas wants new coach in place by December --- Q&A: Razorbacks' Jeff Long On John L. Smith Bankruptcy --- 'Retirement' Arkansas' Motivation For Allowing Deferred Payments
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Ex-NBA star says fight with brokerage worse than facing Shaq
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Banking:

Citigroup: Making The Good Bank-Bad Bank Model Work
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Fed Should Push to Cut Biggest Banks Down to Size
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UBS CFO Says 550 Fired After $2.3 Billion Trading Loss
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Student Debt:

Helping Private Loan Borrowers
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Report: College grads with private student loans running into servicing problems
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Regulator says student loan complaints resemble mortgage woes
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Wine:

Winemaker's business holdings may be claimed in Caprock bankruptcy, judge rules
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Fraud:

Gupta’s Admirers Urge Mercy as Insider Sentence Nears
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‘Rebecca’ Backer Accused of Defrauding Broadway Producers
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Remnants of Petters ' Wayzata estate to be auctioned
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Lawyer Faces Federal Case, Accused of Handling Client Trust Money in Ponzi-Scheme-Like Manner
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Accounting:

PKF's partner profits fall as downturn takes toll
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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 (28 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (13 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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Equity:

Eighth Circuit Holds that the “Equities” Do Not Need to Weigh in Favor of a Creditor Seeking Recoupment
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Litigation:

As outside counsel handling a new piece of litigation, where do you start?
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Alternative Energy:

Solyndra Urges Court to Approve Plan Over US Objections
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Solyndra Sues Chinese Solar Makers: Entire Nonsense
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The Solyndra Memorial Tax Break
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A123 Systems In Trouble Again --- May seek bankruptcy as company sees cash shortage
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UCC:

New Illinois legislation may help curb fraudulent lien filings by disgruntled debtors
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Accused Hedge Fund Fraudster Appears in VA Court
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Municipalities:

Yonkers Not Facing Bankruptcy , Wants Discussion --- Yonkers mayor says help, not 'bailout' needed
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NY counties, cities warn about troubled fiscal picture
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Mayors React to NYPost Article Claiming Cities on Edge of Bankruptcy
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City of Rochester near bankruptcy? --- City Officials Say Rochester Isn't Going Bankrupt
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San Bernardino City Council Talks of Outsourcing Jobs
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Riordan moves to qualify pension reform measure for LA ballot
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California Prerequisites To Municipal Bankruptcy Filings: Working Or Not?
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The muni minefield
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Coal:

Bankruptcy for profit': Patriot's corporate strategy
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Photography:

Kodak Retiree Committee Secures Extended Coverage Of Benefits
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Stressed former Kodakers have options
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Finance:

Michigan Supreme Court Remands Cherryland After Enactment of Legislation Deeming Solvency Covenants of Non-Recourse Loans Unenforceable
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Hotels:

Judge quashes Landmark Hotel bankruptcy move
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Tax:

UBS Whistle-Blower’s Ex-Lawyers Seek Share of IRS Award
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Politics:

If elected, Mitt Romney plans to unravel President Obama's policies on his first day in office. Can he do that?
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UK:

UK Inflation Cools to 2.2%, Least in Almost Three Years
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UK insurance watchdog to allow companies to collapse
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IMF: UK Must Ease Off Austerity
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EU:

Euro Rises Before German Sentiment Report Amid Spain Rescue Bets
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PIIGS:

Spain's Dangerous Waiting Game --- Bombshell Figures Show Almost Half A Million People Have Left Spain This Year
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ie: Sean Quinn breaks down in tears as 5000 march
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German Finance Minister Schäuble Rules Out Athens Euro Exit --- Greece prepares second wave of privatisations
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Austria:

Austria's Biggest Bank Bailout Wasn't Needed, Court Says
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Netherlands:

Building firms fake bankruptcies to sack permanent staff
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Israel:

ATP's Israeli exploration debts top NIS 200m
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Romania:

Will Romania go bankrupt ?
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