October 23, 2012

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Law:

The $160K-Plus Club: Which Law Firms Pay the Biggest Starting Salaries?
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Law Firms Face Fresh Backlash Over Fees
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Linklaters-BP, Wachtell, Cohen & Gresser: Business of Law
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Skadden, Schlam Stone, Smith Gambrell: Business of Law
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White & Case's UK arm sees global costs contribution up 70%
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Survey: Generally Content, New Partners Fear Lack of Training Will Hamper Ability to Win Clients
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Women Are Now 70 Percent of Staff Lawyers, But Stuck at 15 Percent for Equity Partners
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Firms Grow Bolder About Suing Clients for Unpaid Legal Fees
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Doe No More? Firm Seeking Answers in Online-Review Suit
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Executive Apologizes for Emotional Outburst Aimed at Gibson Dunn Lawyer's Father
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NJ court officials consider pro bono rule for aspiring lawyers
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Former Chicago prosecutor Fitzgerald joins Skadden
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Nearly All Surveyed BigLaw Leaders Plan More Lateral Hires
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Law Firm's Client Says It Cut A 'Secret' Deal With Wells Fargo To Screw Plaintiffs
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Top Reasons GCs Fire Law Firms
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County’s Top-Paid In-House Lawyer Earns $375K, May Leave If He Doesn’t Get $30K Raise
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5 Reasons Not to Leave Your Miserable Firm Job
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Rejection Letter Potpourri: It’s Not You, It’s Me, And How Many Awesome People Want To Work For Me
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Finicky In-House Counsel Refuse to Pay Law Firms for ‘Legal Miscellany’
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Here's the rationale for opening Illinois' 10th law school in a terrible job market --- Promoters hope law schools plays in Peoria
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Your Competition, Isn’t — Part 2
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Lessons Learned From The Résumé Professionals
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Prominent trial lawyer is stripped of law license
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History’s Stealth Lawyers
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Law School Litigation Update: Will New York’s Chief Judge Be Able To Fix The Legal Academy’s ‘Systemic Failure’?
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Undocumented Man Who Passed the New York Bar Exam, Applies to Be a Lawyer
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Despite Job Market, Recent Grads Heart Law School
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Jurors mull claim of liberal bias at U. Iowa law
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3 Organizational Apps for Lawyers
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A Simpler Interface Works Best for Tablet-Toting Lawyers
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Review: GoToMeeting -- participate in a meeting on your iPad or iPhone
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Attorney Claims Client Defamed Him
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Earthquake Researchers Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Failing To Predict Earthquake
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Lawyer Who Skipped Trial, Traveled to Paris Wedding Is Convicted of Contempt
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Hey I Just Met You, and This Is Crazy, But Your Lawyerly Music Videos Are Not Good
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Accused mobster Bulger's lawyer wants murder trial delayed again
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Arby’s Fires Worker After She Had To Flee The Restaurant During Armed Robbery
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Woman Serves Chicken Gizzards To Husband, Pays Price
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7-Eleven Worker Gets Fired For Ripping The Clothes Off An Alleged Shoplifter
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Too Much Information: Lawyers found evidence that a juror might have lied. Why didn't they tell the court?
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The ‘Hilarious’ Video Craze Sweeping Law
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Man Shoots Eight-Year-Old Cousin in Halloween Costume After Mistaking Her For A Skunk At A Family Bonfire
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True Story: Stateless and Trapped in a McDonald’s in American Samoa
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"The Good Wife" - Lockhart Gardner could exit bankruptcy
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Jeffrey Toobin: Justice Scalia Would Step Down Soon If Romney Wins
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Kagan Isn't Sure She'd Be On The Court If She Weren't A Woman
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Ginsburg Speaks About Persuasion, and What Worked with Rehnquist
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Now That Scalia Has Corrupted Kagan, What Progressive Pastime Should Kagan Make Scalia Do?
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Justice Elena Kagan speaks on life, court
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The Romney Court
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Wall Street:

Stock index futures signal lower open
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Markets Are Getting Clubbed
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Dow, S&P end flat
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
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How Wall Street Rigs the Game
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Ex-Trader: Goldman Targeted the Stupid
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Corporate Reform:

Will CDO Managers Be Held Accountable For Their Role in the Financial Crisis?
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Barney Frank cries foul in government's lawsuit against JPMorgan
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Economy:

Survey Shows Forty Percent Of Americans Have No More Than $500 In Accessible Savings
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IMF's Epic Plan to Eliminate All Public Debt
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API Sees Weak US Economy
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Caterpillar Cuts Forecast, Sees Gloom
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10 Reasons Reagan Could Cut The Top Tax Rate To 28%, But Romney Can't
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US risks British global malaise and decline
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Goldman Sachs Destroys One Of The GOP's Biggest Talking Points On The Economy
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Japan Is Going On A Major Acquisition Spree In America
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The US Economy Will Need A Miracle To Get Back To Normal
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The Best And Worst US Presidents For GDP Growth
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Investor Class Now Scared to Death
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Housing picture: 65 percent of markets worse off than before the bust
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Mortgage delinquencies spike in September, report says
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Generation of Homeowners Stuck in 1st Houses
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MERS - Questions Remain as the Fight Continues
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Gary Shilling: A Housing Recovery? You've Got To Be Kidding Me
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Shipping:

Overseas Shipholding may file for bankruptcy
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OSG hires advisers for potential bankruptcy
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S&P cuts ratings to 'CCC-'
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Health Care:

Mississippi Hospital's Lawsuit Alleging Mismanagement by Quorum Health Heads to Trial
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Medical Bills a Leading Cause of Bankruptcy
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Apparel:

Sen. Schumer Fights to Keep Hickey Freeman --- Calls for brand boycott if Hickey Freeman jobs head offshore --- 'Keep Hickey American,' Says…Everyone?
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Hickey Freeman Workers Rally
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Municipalities:

Central Falls to emerge from bankruptcy Thursday
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San Bernardino: What Austerity Looks Like --- San Bernardino: Bankruptcy causes problems for city
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Why your city will be the next to go bankrupt
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Bankruptcy not an option, says Upland city manager
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Atwater lays off workers
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The 28 fastest shrinking cities in the world
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Fraud:

In Pari Delicto: Still a Defendant’s Best Friend in a Ponzi Scheme Case
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Gupta to Urge Probation From Judge Who Defended Insiders
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Gupta Opposes Goldman's Bid for Probe Reimbursement
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Rajat Gupta Could Go to Prison for 10 Years for Insider Trading
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Big Week on Tap for Gupta, Rajaratnam
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Levinson Jewelers $10M Rothstein lawsuit nears trial
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Goldman Worker Warned Roommate on Banker's Insider Tips
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An Insider Trading Case That Puts 2 Defendants at Odds
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Culture City: Crunch the Numbers, Then Proceed
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Financial Advisors:

CFP Board Implements New Bankruptcy Rules
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Mass Torts:

Newly Public Boy Scouts ‘Ineligible Volunteer’ Files Could Lead to Lawsuits In States with Long SOL
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Credit Reporting:

What's A "Reasonable" Investigation?
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Now accepting credit reporting complaints
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Hedge Funds:

Wealthy Americans Are Bailing Out Of Hedge Funds
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Consultants:

Pinsonnault Joins Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group
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Politics:

Economist: A Pox on Both Dems and GOP
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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 (18 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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DIP Finance:

GE Capital Provides $150 Million DIP Financing to Vertis
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Electricity:

Equity firms paid more than $500 million in fees by Energy Future Holdings
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Like A Vampire, Wall Street Will Drain TXU Until There's Nothing Left
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Bloomberg declares Energy Future Holdings 'technically insolvent '
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Sovereign Immunity:

U.S. waived emotional-distress immunity in bankruptcy, Supreme Court told
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Brokers:

Corzine, banks push to end MF Global fraud lawsuit
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US regulator intervenes in Conoco battle with MF Global trustee
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Banking:

Low Rates Pummel Bank Profits
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Alternative Energy:

Court approves Solyndra plan --- Approved over US objections
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Issa warns of huge tax losses due to Solyndra, Fisker Automotive
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A123 bankruptcy spells concern for electric vehicles
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Lights Out for Solar?
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Aviation:

Twin Cities in running for Pinnacle Airlines headquarters
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Entrepreneur's charter airline goes bust
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NYC To Tokyo In 90 Minutes
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Delta Is No. 1 as Profitable Air Cargo Beats U.S. Peers
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Student Debt:

Student-loan debt nearing crisis mode
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The next front? Student loan servicing and the cost to men and women in uniform
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Sovereigns:

Argentina's Throwing A Tantrum Over Ship Detained In Ghana
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UK:

3% drop in UK business insolvencies in September
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Wedding planner at five-star British hotel humiliates bride to be in email mixup
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Major UK Luxury Goods Maker Warns On Profits — Shares Dive
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PwC administrators lined up for London taxi-maker
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UK: Anger Grows on Non-Tax Paying Companies
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EU:

Corporate Default Swaps Rise in Europe as Credit Rally Stalls
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PIIGS:

ie: McFeely says family 'on street'
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Money edges back to Greece as euro exit fear wanes
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France:

French Industrial Sentiment Falls To A 3-Year Low
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Canada:

Critical Supplier Charges in the CCAA
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Israel:

Bankruptcies up 36% in 2011
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Brazil:

Brazil police arrest ex-chief of bankrupt Cruzeiro do Sul bank
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