September 25, 2012

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Law:

Dewey's dragooned capital
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Meet the ‘Hot New Hire’ of 2012, Law Firm Pricing Directors
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2012 TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award Winners Announced
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Writer Recounts Career-Changing Revelation: Those Who Made Partner at Cravath Loved Their Work
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Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Law License Problem?
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Wilmington bankruptcy lawyer shot in home invasion
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Client loses bid to sue ex-lawyer for copyright infringement
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Offer Rates Rise for Next Fall's First-Year BigTex Associates
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How to Ace the Callback . . .
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Some huge companies in DC want lawyers to start working for free
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Law Firms & Square Footage: Getting serious about document storage
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Mac or Windows? For a Platform-Agnostic Law Firm, Simplify
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Law Firm Partner Ranks Dip in UK, ‘Unproven’ Associates Look Elsewhere
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2 Law Firms Poised to Collect $300M Del. Chancery Attorney’s Fee Award, Plus $212K Daily Interest
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The Practice: Opening Mail From A Potential Law Student
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Reconnecting Law Firm Pricing to Cost, Profit, and Value
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Five of the Worst Law Partners We Know
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Do Clients Insist On One-Stop Shopping?
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When funny videos on the billable hour pop up, the death of the billable hour approacheth.
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Profs: Who Pays Our Salaries?
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Former profs accuse Atlanta's John Marshall Law School of bias, retaliation
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New GC for Chesapeake Energy as Corporate Governance Issues Linger
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Lawyer Admits Making Bomb Threats to Elementary Schools
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Slaughters ponders US law blitz in East Asia
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Ex-Cozen Attorney Convicted On Charges of Fraud And Tax Evasion
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Lawyerly Lairs: An Associate’s $3.6 Million Apartment
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Partying Leads To Disbarment
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AmEx Lawyer Bryan Brooks: Was he having a bad day June 2011?
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Bizarre Honking Tantrum Against Cyclists Caught on Video
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Paralegal Blows Whistle on Ex-Boss, Says Cash Went in Book on Shelf; Lawyer Suspended for One Month
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Judge Indicted for Misdemeanor Sexual Battery re County Employee
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9 Out-of-State Colleagues Will Help Overwhelmed Federal Court in Conn. Get on Top of Caseload
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When It Comes to Hiring SCOTUS Clerks, Clarence Thomas Doesn’t Care About the U.S. News Rankings --- Who needs them? --- Justice Thomas Says Law School Rankings Lead to Discrimination
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A High-Theory Discussion Set in a Junior High School --- How Two Conservative Judges Became Mortal Enemies Over A 2-Word Phrase --- Outtakes from a Treatise: Garner and Scalia Present a Quiz on Textualism
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Special license plates for NY judges are ethical: panel
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'Zeus of the Law' Sworn In to Become D.C. Court of Appeals Judge
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Philly Regrets Flood of Cases
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Strine: Don't bring your $6 million disputes to my court
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Wall Street:

US stock index futures signal slight gains
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Stocks close lower on euro gloom, Facebook shares slammed
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
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Layoffs:

Employment Losses: Comparing Financial Crises
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Alternative Energy:

Solyndra Wins Court Approval to Sell Manufacturing Plant
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Wind Turbine Manufacturer Fuhrlander Files For Insolvency
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Tesla Issues Sales And Production Warning
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Retailing:

Is Fry's Electronics Headed Towards Bankruptcy ?
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Hollywood:

Foreign buyers scoop up best parts of Digital Domain --- Judge Begrudgingly OKs Digital Domain Sale
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Mass Torts:

Hearing set in Garlock's fraud case against asbestos attorneys
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Attorneys See Tough Job for Feinberg in PSU Sandusky Case
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Tech:

Elpida Pledges U.S. Assets for Bankruptcy Loan
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Coal:

Patriot Coal faces class action, presaging dispute over spin-off
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Economy:

Goldman: Fed's QE3 could hit $2 trillion
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Economists say US needs more taxes, spending cuts
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Dallas Fed: Texas factory activity increased in September
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Fed President Gives Some Hints About What It Would Take To End QE3
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Ex-Regulator Has Harsh Words for Bankers and Geithner
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Poll reveals deep doubts about economic fairness
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Mitt Romney admits he’ll need to raise taxes on the middle class
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Inequality across the country, in two maps --- New York State Leads in Income Inequality
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Fed's Williams: Economic Outlook
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Global Growth Has Collapsed
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It's Finally Been Settled: The US Bank Bailout Was Amazing, And The Swedish Model Was Devastating
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It's a Maker's Economy: Don't Pity Wealthy Job Creators
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Lennar More Than Quadruples Profit on New House Demand
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LPS: Mortgage delinquencies dip 10.6% in August
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You really, really don't need to rush to buy a home
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Mamtek CEO Charged With Defrauding Town
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Shadow inventory declines by 1.2 million in 2012
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How Nixon Expanded Fannie Mae’s Footprint
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QE3 enriches subprime mortgage bonds
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Banking:

Free checking costs a lot more as bank fees rise to record highs
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JP Morgan’s depositors needn’t worry about its gambles
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Libor Gives Prosecutors Chance to Change Banking Culture --- RBS Managers Said to Condone Manipulation of Libor Rates
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In $29 million tax case, Washington Mutual Inc. claims it didn't do business in Oregon
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Credit/Debit Cards:

Discover to refund $200 million to customers for deceptive telemarketing --- How will the Discover order handle refunds?
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Oil/Gas:

Shale revolution remains on rocky ground
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Religion:

Racine County ministry files for bankruptcy --- Church takes extreme action when new bank comes calling
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Deal could be near between archdiocese, sex abuse victims
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Movie Theaters:

Dickinson Theatres files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Autos:

Romney: Obama misleading voters on auto bailout
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Treasury should sell GM shares
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RLPC: General Motors Readies $10B Liquidity Facilities
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Fraud:

Rajaratnam's ex-friend avoids prison for insider trading proof
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Fraud Charges Stick to Former SEC Counsel
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Ex-Olympus Chairman Admits Accounting Fraud Role in Court
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Bernie Madoff Remains An SEC- Approved Money Manager. Huh?
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Politics:

Warren faces scrutiny over LTV Steel legal work
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Gallup: Half of those in poverty are political independents
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Fewer Satisfied with Candidates than in Any Campaign Since 1992
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For Voters, It's Still the Economy
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What Matters in Romney's Tax Memo
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Shipping:

Greek Shipper Applies for Bankruptcy Protection
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Oil/Gas:

European refining industry must radically restructure: PWC
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Health Care:

RI Dept. of Health to expedite L&Ms application for Westerly Hospital
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The ER isn't health insurance
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Health insurance costs grew slowly for two years. Now, they’re speeding up.
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US surgeons operate on the wrong body part as often as 40 times a week
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US warns hospitals on Medicare billing
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Finance:

Loan investor trends: Non-bank participation hits record high in 3Q
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Welcome to the new LBO boom
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(2 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 (11 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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Eligibility:

Tribal Gaming Enterprise Held Ineligible to File for Chapter 11
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Litigation:

Federal Circuit Notes Split Over Standard of Review On Motion To Intervene
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Open-Source E-Discovery Foundation Emerging
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Municipalities:

DIP Loans: A New Pocketbook for Distressed Municipalities?
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Atwater, Calif. rushing for budget fixes to avoid bankruptcy
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Ocean Shores finances 'at risk' says state auditor
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Struggling Texas Governments Pay Bills With Illegal Gaming Income
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Mayors warn that sequestration will cut local budgets, too
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The huge disparities in US public school financing
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The Great California Exodus
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Insurance:

South Dakota's Northern Plains Insurance Declared Insolvent
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Aviation:

Pilots union says no negotiation meetings scheduled, wants request from management in writing --- American Airlines pilots seek to delay labor-pact rejection, citing “irreparable harm”
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American Airlines delays, cancellations continue during dispute --- Delays Irk American Airlines Passengers --- American vs. Union: Flying Public Loses --- American Airlines: Let's talk. Pilots: Put it in writing
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APA: We’ve met with the NMB and creditors, haven’t met with American Airlines
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American Airlines vs. the Pilots Union: The Flying Public Loses
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More than 1,400 TWU members opt for early-out
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How To Behave On A Plane
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UK:

SFP appointed Administrators at Hackman Printers Limited
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Herbert Smith to guide JJB through administration process
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Leisure and hotels sector sees biggest fall in insolvencies
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EU:

EU Lawmakers Ask Why Banks' Rate-Rigging Culture Unchecked
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Europe Goes Red, As S&P Whacks Growth Forecast
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It's time to break up the Euro
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PIIGS:

Greece heads for strike standstill, IMF warns on finances --- Delays have left Greece with finance gap: Lagarde --- Christine Lagarde: World faces years of 'painful' austerity --- Greece says ECB debt rollover among options to plug financing gap --- Greece says bailout extension would cost 13-15 bln euros --- Greece : 'It's like watching Groundhog Day'
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Portugal's government eyes new income tax hike, scraps unpopular previous plan
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ie: Bank secures Quinn's €180m 'jewel in the crown' K Tower
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Canada:

Québec’s Legislated Marshalling and Its Unclear Ramifications
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Canadians too comfortable with debt, poll finds
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Germany:

German business mood worsens for fifth straight month
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Australia:

Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben declared bankrupt
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Timber company Gunns appoints administrators
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Nine lenders urged to keep network out of receivership
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Japan:

Japan's problem: debt "backed only by an aging, shrinking population of taxpayers"
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Brazil:

Recent lessons in Brazil's bank receivership process
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Cayman Islands:

Insolvency And Liquidation Of Segregated Portfolio Companies In The Cayman Islands
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MENA:

In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be 'eliminated'
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