October 22, 2012

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Law:

Growth is Dead: Part 7
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Law firm chided by lawmakers fires back
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Lawyer who led GOP's Solyndra probe returns to lobby firm
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Look Before You Leap, Laterals!
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John Mack, Patton Boggs, Mayer Brown: Business of Law
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FL: Managing Partners Survey 2012 - Law firms see 'big thaw after the great freeze'
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UK: Firm raised top-name partners' fees to £1,000 per hour for big case
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Businesses spending more on both in-house and outside counsel
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Find Yourself A Nice Jewish Girl!
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Top female lawyer's career in tatters after assault conviction for pulling her 11-year-old daughter's hair during argument about a sleepover
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Wilson Elser added to civil contempt proceeding in John Doe case
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Lawyers with Verve (or Nerve)
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Retaliation Claim Allowed in ‘Macho Culture’ Suit by Fired Dechert Associate
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Ariel Ayanna: Was he fired for being caregiver?
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Corporate Lawyer Says He Got Axed For Not Conforming To Male Stereotypes
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Law School Transparency: Shuffling deck chairs --- Lifeboats --- Getting to two
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Former Holland & Knight Partner Owes Firm $351,000
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No, Winning Isn't Everything: Drilling down into the business of a legal practice
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The 8 Worst Reasons To Go To Law School
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Feds Join Suit Over LSAT Accommodations
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How To Tell Your Parents You’re Not Going to Law School
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Third Year Is No Longer the Third Rail
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Women lag in top law review jobs
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The Lovely Ladies of Law Review: Where Are The EICs?
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UVA Law Grad, Rising Political Star, ‘Forced S-----’ Allegations
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This news could mean the end of altruistic lawyers
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Deputies search for suspect in Wis. mall shooting
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Family Dollar In Trouble After Alleged Prank Involving 25 Laxatives And Two Bottles Of Coke
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Oh No You Didn't Just Try To Rob THAT Village
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A good wife again, on her terms
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Second Circuit’s DOMA Decision: A Road Map for SCOTUS?
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Justice Kagan says Scalia is game hunting partner
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Talking to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Retired Justice O'Connor to hear 2nd Circuit cases
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Top La. Court Nixes Lawyer’s Argument That Judicial Bribery Scheme Doesn’t Call for Disbarment
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Texas Bar Files Disciplinary Case Against Ex-DA, Who Is Now a Judge, re Murder Prosecution
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Judge Posner on Statutory Interpretation: This Is How We Do It (Or, for the less high-minded: MOAR BENCHSLAPS.)
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Ready To Step Up: Judges To Watch
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Bird’s eye view from the bankruptcy bench
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Wall Street:

U.S. Stock Futures Climb Before Earnings
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Dow down 205 as weak earnings drag market lower
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Goldman Sachs hits back at Greg Smith
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Layoffs:

Accounting for Dropouts in Unemployment Rate
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Goodbye, good jobs
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Your friend who claims to have a 75-hour work week? He’s probably lying.
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Jobless Claims Trending Down
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Americans Are Finally Going To See An Increase In Wage Growth
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Hostess pay cuts baked for today
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Unemployment is falling everywhere except the Northeast. Why is that?
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Banking:

With More Third-Year Anniversaries Looming, Is the FDIC Ramping Up the Failed Bank Litigation?
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Accountant, auditor charged in North Dakota bank fraud case
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Excel Bank, Sedalia, MO, Closed By Regulators
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First East Side Savings Bank, Florida, Closed By Regulators
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GulfSouth Private Bank, Florida, Closed By Regulators
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Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 865 Institutions
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Alternative Energy:

A sad green story
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A123's Bankruptcy And Tesla: 2 Sides Of The Same Coin, Or Are They?
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A123 Gets Interim Approval to Use $15.5 Million of Financing
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JCI's bid for A123 could fall in auction
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Autos:

All Bankruptcies Are Not Created Equal
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Obama-Romney U.S. Auto Spat Turns on Saving U.S. Economy
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How Romney and Vulture Funds Milked the Auto Bailout
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New charge: Auto bailout, Delphi loans benefited Obama, too
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Horse Racing:

Yavapai Downs racetrack sale hearing is Oct. 30
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Municipalities:

San Bernardino misses pension payments to CalPERS --- City Challenges Norm on Paying Into Calpers --- Calpers threatens San Bernardino over pension debt
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California City Facing SEC Probe Drained Road Funds
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Atwater, California may avoid bankruptcy with union deals
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Bankruptcy filings by California cities may spread
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Act 111 overhaul bill seen in sharply different terms
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The 27 Best Cities For Doing Business
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The 31 Fastest Growing Cities On The Planet
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The looming shortfall in public pension costs
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Food/Beverage:

Hostess weighs fate of local facilities
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Kroger To Stop Selling Sprouts Due To 'Safety Risk'
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The 5 Best Late Night Dining Spots In Los Angeles
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Economy:

Taxes to up in 2013 for 163 million workers
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No Evidence of Fiscal Cliff Slowdown Yet, Union Pacific CEO Says --- Every Investor And CEO Needs To See This Chart Before The Fiscal Cliff Is Hit --- The Real Reason Corporate Executives Are Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff --- Why Fiscal Cliff May be an Even Bigger Threat --- Bank CEOs Fear the Fiscal Cliff They Apparently Don’t Understand --- The fiscal cliff would cut the deficit by $720 billion in 2013, but even deficit hawks hate it
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Are You Better Off Than You Were (1 or 4)Years Ago?
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Thanks a Lot for the Disastrous Economic Legacy, Boomers
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U.S. Bank Business Loans Up $6.8 Billion in Latest Week
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A national debt solution that'll make your brain hurt
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America 2050: How The Country Will Look Three Decades From Now
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If Japan's Lost Decade Is Any Lesson, America's Youth Are Toast
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Mortgage Rule Compromise Endorsed By Top Economist
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Existing-Home Sales Down In September
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Doubts About Independent Foreclosure Review Spread
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Market Ahead Looks Brighter for CMBS
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Pending single-family sales shoot up 40% in Florida
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Countdown begins for auction of ResCap's MSRs
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Municipal taxpayers foot the bill as banks walk away from homes
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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac take finger off automatic repurchase trigger
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Existing home sales fall, but up 11% from last year
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Nationstar, Ocwen and Walter fight over ResCap: sources
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The World's Biggest Sinkholes
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Petaluma Police Chief Proposes Crackdown on Abandoned Homes
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Tax:

Wary Swiss Banks Shun Americans
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Most Highly Regarded Firms: Corporate Tax 2012
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Most Highly Regarded Firms: Corporate Tax 2012
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Media:

Murdoch eyes LA Times, Chicago Tribune: report --- Murdoch says report to buy Tribune 'wholly untrue' --- Murdoch bid for Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune mooted
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Analyst: Spinoff key to Murdoch newspapers
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Politics:

The Massachusetts Senate race: The people’s senator
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Ohio Among Six Battleground States With Lower Joblessness
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New Obama ad in Ohio hits Romney on auto bailout
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Our Weird and Wacky Electoral College
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Tracking Obama and Romney's Top Corporate Contributors
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Salt Lake Tribune backs Barack Obama for president over Mitt Romney
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Celebs:

Bankruptcy trustee postpones Gardner auction
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The Broke and the Beautiful: Museum Dedicated to Wayne Newton Enters Bankruptcy
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Broke Athletes: Five Baseball Players Who Went Into Debt
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The Long, Ugly Downfall Of Lance Armstrong
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After Appeals Court Nixes Reversed Conviction of Anna Nicole Smith’s Boyfriend-Lawyer, What Next?
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Prince $116k Lawsuit: Singer Turns Tables on Debt Collection Agency
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Aviation:

American Airlines layoffs leave families up in the air
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Pilots’ union at American Airlines seeks shorter contract, other bargaining priorities
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AMR now hiring after buyouts
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It's become confusing to keep track of negotiating groups in chapter 11 --- Hedge funds object to AMR's reorganization talks with some creditors --- Two hedge funds charge American Airlines with not being transparent or inclusive in its bankruptcy proceedings
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TSA removes body scanners from major airports
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Judge orders Spencer's eviction from hangar
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HBC Paves Future As Standalone 'Beechcraft Corp.,' Without Jets
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Latest victim of US-China complications: Hawker Beechcraft’s failed sale
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An Indian Airline Loses the Right to Fly
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Mass Torts:

Senators seek Medicare waiver for asbestos victims
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Asbestos settlements part of 'global' deal
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Officials Helped Cover Up Boys Scouts Abuse --- Boy Scouts Reveal Abuse Files 1959-1985
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Meningitis toll rises; pharmacy owners sued
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Religion:

Abuse victims' lawyers aim at parish assets in Milwaukee
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Health Care:

West Penn Bondholders Demand More Disclosure
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Brokers:

Wasendorf estate: Former lifestyles of the rich and infamous
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MF Global 'most traded bankruptcy claim'
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Lifestyles of the rich and incarcerated
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Investigators launch new round of MF Global exec interviews
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Resorts:

More than Snö Mountain bankrupt
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Private Equity:

There are dividend recaps and dividend recaps
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Derivatives:

Liquidity falls as 'naked' CDS ban approaches
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Defaults:

Fitch Releases Global Cross-Asset 1H'12 Default Update
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Textbooks:

CBR files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; court agrees to appointment of trustee
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Credit/Debit Cards:

Credit-card fee settlement sent for judge's approval
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Retail group against revised card settlement
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(1 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 (26 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (73 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:

Bankruptcy Week Ahead
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Bankruptcy Reform:

U.S. bankruptcy law overhaul needs to be overhauled
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

MD PA: Bankruptcy filings drop 15 percent
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Litigation:

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Commercial Litigation 2012
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Research Trends and Conclusions: Commercial Litigation 2012
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Visual Aids in Closing Arguments: A Primer
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Apple files response to Samsung's complaint of juror misconduct
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Leave State Court Litigation to the State Courts: Delaware District Court Issues Warning Regarding Impermissible Advisory Opinions
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Drop-by-Drop Water Torture Productions
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DIP Finance:

Arcapita Still Working to Secure Financing from Silver Point
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Claims Trading:

Recourse to Seller Upheld in Claims Trading: The Longacre Case
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Tech:

Could AMD Go Bankrupt?
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Apparel:

Hart Schaffner Marx Owner Suits Up for Bankruptcy Court --- HMX in Ch. 11 encore
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Schumer fights to keep Hickey Freeman in Rochester
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Size matters
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Brands:

12 Long-Dead Brands That Are Ripe For Resurrection
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Corporate Reform:

Ex-SEC GC: Financial Markets Aren't Rigged, They're Broken
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Corporate Governance:

Court Provides Practical Advice on Advancement Claims
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Bankruptcy Trustee Of Swoozie's Sues Founder & CEO For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty & Corporate Waste
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Insurance:

Insurers Want $132M From Metrolink Crash
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Coal:

Patriot Coal retirees may seek claims on Peabody and Arch
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Fraud:

Weighing the Factors in the Gupta Sentencing --- Gupta seeks community service --- A rich man's insider trading deserves prison
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Debt Collection:

More people challenging credit card debt collection
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When Debt Collectors Attack
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Agriculture:

Agriculture commissioner proposing deal to sell defunct sugar mill, but has to pay off debt
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Dairy Farmers' Tough Year Gets Worse as Congress Fail to Pass a New Farm Bill
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Sovereigns:

Argentina Is Evacuating A Navy Ship Seized By A Hedge Fund
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Everyone's Talking About Just Taking All Of The Government Debt And Lighting It On Fire
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UK:

Insolvencies dip in September
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Automotive insolvencies see slight increase in September
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Tens of thousands rally in London against austerity
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Insolvency risk 'lower in Scotland'
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UK household finances least squeezed in nearly two years
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Pensions funds pushed to brink by downturn, says bailout fund
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EU:

A great Greek tragedy
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The Real Eurozone Crisis Is About Much More Than Debt
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Germany Is Considering A Buy-Back Plan To Slash Greece's Huge Pile Of Debt
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EU faces two tough months of bargaining to boost euro confidence
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S&P: Amid stagnant growth, European corporate credit quality is starting to slip
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Europe's Lost Generation Costs $200 Billion A Year: Study
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PIIGS:

UBS Has Gloomy View on Spain --- Germany Takes Hard Line on Spanish Banks --- The Bad Economic News Continues To Pile Up
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Merkel offers Ireland hope --- Ireland’s bankrupt billionaire Sean Quinn escapes jail again with two week reprieve | Irish News and Politics spanning the US, Ireland and the World
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Greek PM expels lawmaker over anti-austerity stance --- Delay in deal with troika holds back sell-offs --- No end to realty slump soon --- More Austerity, More Recession, More Extremism
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MENA:

Dubai developer Nakheel 9-month profit nearly doubles
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Growing Pessimism about Arab Spring Aftermath
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Japan:

Japan's Sony to cut 2,000 jobs in restructuring
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Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Sept bankruptcy petitions down 17.5 pct from August
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