October 24, 2012

The Daily Bankruptcy News

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Law:

Bankruptcy Boutique Opens New York Office
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This Texas Firm Is Paying Unprecedented Salaries To Its First-Year Associates
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Gradenfreude: Please Stop Bitching About Your Biglaw Bonuses
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Biglaw’s Most Overrated Firms by Practice Area
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Sullivan, Clifford Chance, Jones Day: Business of Law
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American Lawyer Poll Finds Large Firm Leaders Overwhelmingly Predicting Obama Win
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NY Law Firms Aggressively Pursue Fees; Up to Seven Suits Filed Weekly in Manhattan
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Partner Meetings – What Happens
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Report: Office Rental Deals Abound for Law Firms, But Competition May Heat Up for ‘Trophy’ Space
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A Quinn Emanuel Partner’s Mysterious Departure
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Del. SC vacates $25K sanction against asbestos attorney Crumplar
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Lessons for GCs and CEOs from the Presidential Debates
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When hiring or retaining counsel, Kia audits firm associates on their technology skills
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They Don't Have Jobs But Recent Law Grads Still Think Law School Was Worth It
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5 Ways to Prep for your Harvard Law Skype Interview
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Law School Transparency: Chinatown
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Lawyers As Risk-Averse: Was fearing a bad grade the reason?
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Former Thomas Jefferson School of Law Employee Alleges Falsification of Employment Statistics --- Admits to falsifying employment data, claims she was ordered to do so
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More on third-year curricular "reform" at NYU
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Boston College Law Creates ‘Real-World’ Faculty Position
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Ex-Rite Aid GC Loses Yet Another Case
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Hands on with Apple's new iPad --- Apple iPad Mini Debuts to Stiff Competition --- iPad Mini: Yes, No, Maybe?
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Is It Time to Wave Goodbye to the PC?
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Baker & McKenzie Releases iOS App
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Lawyer Is Among Cellphone Users Flummoxed on How to Disinfect the Devices
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Texas Lawyer Believes She Was Intended Target in Attempted Firebombing
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For Want Of A Puppy Picture
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Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Enforcement of Legal Ethics and Attorney Conduct
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The Women of Biglaw Are Still Trapped In Staff Attorney Binders
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Observant Bank Teller Recognizes Alleged Robber As Customer: “Hey, I Know You!”
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Halloween Law and Safety Report: What to Wear, and Not to Wear
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Suspension Upheld for Lawyer Who Reported Brother / Office Manager’s Theft of $4M from Client Funds
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Judges:

Why Scalia Is Traveling to Wyoming: It’s Not Just the Antelope Hunting
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1 new justice could change a lot
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Meet The Supreme Court Justices' Other Halves
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Inventive Kozinski Gives New Label to a Possibly Concurring Opinion
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Fourth Circuit: Obscenity directed at judge can be contempt
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Wall Street:

Stock index futures signal mixed Wall Street open
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Dow Tumbles 200 Points
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How Much Credit Does Obama Deserve for the Stock Market Recovery?
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Layoffs:

DuPont to Cut 1,500 Jobs as Profit Misses Estimates
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Bank layoffs get more ruthless in the gadget-age
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Companies hiring the most right now
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Layoffs/Hiring Watch '12: UBS
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Which Candidate Has the Best Middle-Class Jobs Plan?
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Oil and gas boom seen creating 3.5 million jobs by 2035
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Television:

Bankrupt broadcaster sells Mississippi TV station
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Autos:

Plan from Saab, unsecureds may be rivaled
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In Debate, Romney Obscures Auto Bailout Position
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Was There a Bankruptcy Alternative for the Automakers?
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The Truth Squad: Arguing The Auto Rescue Between The Campaigns --- Obama: Romney trying to rewrite auto-bailout stance --- Auto bailout debate just goes on and on --- Reality Check, Gov. Romney, Detroit Doesn't Forget --- Fox News' Rove Misrepresents Bankruptcy Rules To Push False Account Of Detroit Bailout
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Alternative Energy:

A123 Systems' Execs Lobby for Bonus Plan, Employee Incentives
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Cash-fueled climb led to fall of A123 Systems
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House Committee Looks into Terms of DOE's Fisker Automotive Loans
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Satcon Receives Court Approval to Support Warranty and Service Programs
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Hollywood:

Digital Domain, West Palm Beach reach deal to give 'tent site' land back to city
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Economy:

Biggest Companies Talk on the Economy
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U.S. Economic Confidence Down Slightly Last Week
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Repeating the Mistakes That Created Recession
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Fed likely to send wait-and-see signal at meeting
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The 20 Worst Economies In The World
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More Americans delaying retirement until their 80s --- More Americans Worry about Financing Retirement
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Taxmageddon Is Coming And It's Going To Burn A Hole In Your Wallet
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Bernanke: You Can't Fire Me — I'm Going To Quit In 2014
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Blaming China for Our Real Economic Problems
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Richmond Fed Mfg Survey indicates contraction in October
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ATA Trucking Index increases in September
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5 misguided economic themes from the last debate
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Economic Indicators Dashboard
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Barney Frank Comes To The Defense Of JPMorgan After Latest Mortgage Suit
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Rescap Bankruptcy Auction Said to Attract Only Two Bidders --- Nationstar Bids $2.3 Billion for Rescap --- Ocwen, Fortress compete for ResCap’s $200 billion servicing portfolio --- Nationstar Fights Ocwen for Servicer Supremacy --- Judge Denies Request for ResCap Borrowers' Panel -- The Opinion
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Why Florida is Sitting on $300 Million Meant to Help Homeowners
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Will Foreclosure Abuses Ever End?
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The Endangered Home Lender
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Lawsuit over Fannie Mae retirement plan losses can proceed
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Freddie Mac: QE3 Is Working, We're Raising Our Housing Market Outlook
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The 7 Hottest Housing Markets In America
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The 25 Biggest Landowners In America
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Fraud:

Ponzi Scheme Victims May Owe Triple Damages For Usury In Clawback Lawsuits - A New Tool In Ponzi Scheme Litigation?
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Gupta to Learn Today Whether He Goes to Prison or Rwanda
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Goldman's Gupta To Plead For Mercy For 'Aberrational' Event --- Rajat Gupta Sentence Seen Likely Less Than 10 Years
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Judges to weigh Rajaratnam appeal of insider case
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Political committees lose appeal of Stanford donations
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Corporate Reform:

Consumer-protection bureau to press for fair conduct
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Consumer financial agency draws ire by ruling debt-collecting lawyers now under its supervision
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Aviation:

Allied Pilots Association leadership is okay with delay on bankruptcy plan
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AA Flight Performance Tanked On Key Days For Pilots
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Marathon Seeks Probe Into AMR Debt Deal Pre- Bankruptcy
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Union head says delay in AMR case boosts takeover
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Lawmakers Say IRS Could Sink Alaska’s Small Airlines
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Kingfisher makes offer to striking workers
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Consumer Finance:

Credit card rule change to aid stay-at-home spouses
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Politics:

Fact checking the third presidential debate
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Memo to Mitt: Don't Say " Bankruptcy "
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Shipping:

Overseas Shipholding: Rumors Of Its Financial Demise May Not Be Greatly Exaggerated
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Dahlman Rose Downgrades Overseas Shipholding Group to Sell
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Tech:

4th bankruptcy in Perry's tech fund adds to losses
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Apparel:

Union in discussion with potential buyers for Hickey Freeman
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IP:

Court Ordered Domain Name Sale
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Oil/Gas:

ATP Oil & Gas creditors’ committee membership amended, full list
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US May Soon Become World's Top Oil Producer
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Resorts:

Bankruptcy judge ousts Sno Mountain chief
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Telecoms:

Former Verizon CEO: Spinoff Directory Unit Was 'Stable'
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Religion:

Bankruptcy hopes to keep claim alive on alleged monk's assets
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Video Games:

Hundreds turn out for 38 Studios Auction
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Gambling:

Silver Legacy Strikes Deal to Get Out of Bankruptcy
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Credit/Debit Cards:

Bankrupt 50 Below sues to keep processing credit-card payments
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Zero-Percent Special, My Foot, Irate Class Tells Capital One Bank
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
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Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Chapter 7, 12 & 13 Private Trustee Locator
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Recent Ch. 11 Filings (30 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (16 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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Miscellaneous:

Idearc , AMR, ResCap, Circus & Eldorado, KV: Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy Compensation:

LightSquared Wins Court Approval of Executive Bonus Plan
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Plan Confirmation:

Forget About Buying Your Way Out of “Cramdown” in the Ninth Circuit
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Jurisdiction:

Sixth Circuit First Court of Appeals to Address Fraudulent Transfers in Light of Stern
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Litigation:

Work Product Protection for Experts: Notable Decisions Under the 2010 Amendments to Rule 26
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Motion For Fist Fight
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Banking:

Bankrupt the Big Banks Now: Greenspan
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FDIC Gets Windfall in Bank Failure Settlement
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Health Care:

Senator Rallies for West Penn, Highmark to Make Amends
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Patients' Questions To Doctors Can Trigger Extra Charge For Office Visit
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ObamaScare: Businesses Aren't Dropping Coverage
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Where Did Your Raise Go? It Went to Health Care
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Brokers:

Futures regulator unveils customer fund protection plan
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MF Global Trustee's UK Repo Claim Disputed by KPMG
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Judge dismisses MF Global employee lawsuit --- The Opinion
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Corzine Asks Judge to Toss MF Global Fraud Lawsuit
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Great American to Liquidate Assets of Former Peregrine CEO
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Municipalities:

Give Jefferson County lawyer Jeff Sewell what he's asking for: a kick in the pants
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MuniBK Bond Buyer Conference Panel Recap
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Deadline to object to San Bernardino bankruptcy is today
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Student Debt:

CFPB: Military servicemembers struggling to get student loan benefits
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MN College Grads Have 3rd-Highest Debt in Nation
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Sovereigns:

Why A Hedge Fund Seized An Argentine Navy Ship In Ghana
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UK:

UK Top Court Won't Recognize US Bankruptcy Judgments
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Insolvency Service under fire on targets
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Bankrupt man to make legal history by claiming he should stop paying maintenance to his ex-wife
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Recovery at risk from zombie businesses
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Conduct of Sir David Murray, Craig Whyte and Rangers directors examined
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Resort at top of UK bankruptcy ladder
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ie: Republic is praised for speedy insolvencies
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EU:

Eurozone debt hits 90 per cent of economy's worth
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PIIGS:

Billionaire Wilbur Ross Interested in Buying Spanish Bank Assets --- Spain's 'Vicious Circle' Worsens as Moody's Downgrades Regions --- Spain bailout hopes help Europe stocks bounce back --- Spain’s central bank says economy shrank 0.4 percent in 3rd quarter, repeating Q2 contraction --- Economy Shrinks for Fifth Quarter as Rajoy Mulls Bailout
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Greek austerity measures revealed --- Greece's Extreme Right Strengthens as Economy Sinks --- Experiment shows Greeks are reluctant jobseekers --- Hedge funds are currently in love with Greek debt --- Greek Parties Reaffirm Objection To Labor Reforms
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ie: Dunne hits out at NAMA probe --- McFeely says family 'on side of road' after NAMA repossession
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Canada:

Vancouver's D&M Publishers Files for Bankruptcy Protection
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The demise of Douglas & MacIntyre ends 40-year publishing dream
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US quizzes Canada at WTO over aid for paper mill
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Germany:

German Business Confidence Unexpectedly Falls for a Sixth Month
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France:

France Guarantees Peugeot Debt in Exchange for Influence
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Ailing French memory maker Dane-Elec granted bankruptcy protection
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China:

China slowdown may be overstated
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Cyprus:

Cypriot banks insolvent 'on an intergalactic scale'
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