September 26, 2012

The Daily Bankruptcy News

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Law:

Home invasion shooting of bankruptcy attorney not random, police say --- Targeted attack
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Gradenfreude: The Beginning of the End
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Big Law Steps Into Uncertain Times
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Cozen O’Connor Announces New Chief, Discusses Plans for Future Growth
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Kalis Tapped for 5th Term Heading K&L Gates
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Will the Law Firm of the Future Have Partners?
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More Staff Layoffs in London at Mayer Brown
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Massachusetts Bar's Top Lawyer Speaks Out About Elizabeth Warren's 'Law License Problem' --- Lawyers say Elizabeth Warren didn't need Mass. law license for Supreme Court work --- An Update on the Elizabeth Warren Law License Controversy --- Brown, Warren trade jabs on her work as bankruptcy expert
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Mark Harris’ ‘Managed Services’ Make Multimillions
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Skadden Partners with Companies and Legal Aid Groups to Bring ‘Critical Mass’ to Pro Bono
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Buying In: Partner Paydays
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Law Firms Under Pressure
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Professional Services & Pricing: Legal sector gets pricing directors
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Firm and Partner at Odds Over Role in Contempt Case
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SNR Denton sued for malpractice over SEC filing
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Professor Says Veterinary School Is A Bigger Scam Than Law School
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Law School Loan Debt: A New Way to Walk Yourself Into Your Own Grave
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Law School Transparency: Interview with Megan McArdle
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Law School: Like having a baby to try to salvage a crumbling relationship?
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Law schools owe students truth about job market
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Survey Says That, Anxieties Aside, Nearly All Am Law Summer Associate Stints Yielded Job Offers
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10 Things I Love And Hate About My New iPhone 5
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2nd Venture Capital Firm Faces Suit re Claimed Discrimination Against Female Partner
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Lil Wayne Is Quite Possibly the Best Deponent of All Time
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Adventures in Lawyer Advertising: Battle of the Hammers
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This Former Skadden Associate’s Alleged Weapon of Choice? A Broken Champagne Flute
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Former Inmate Says Colorado Shooting Suspect Is Treated Like A 'King' In Jail
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Supreme Court to decide if driver info is fair game for lawyers
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Man Charged with Murder Attempt on Prosecutor Who Intervened to Protect 2 Men Holding Hands
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Police Catch Their Man . . . or Woman?
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Soldier In Texas Charged With Killing Friend In Effort To Scare Him Out Of Hiccups
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Judge Rebukes Company and Its Lawyers, Orders More Records Be Produced
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'Soccer Mom Madam' pleads guilty in New York
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Texas School Board OKs 'Opposite Gender' Spanking
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Judge Calls Former Law Firm Employee’s Apology for Stealing $400K ‘Shallow,’ Gives Her 2 to 20 Years
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Judges:

US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 2 Pro Se Appeals; One Written in Pencil by Inmate on Website Form
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Wall Street:

US Stock Futures Point To Lower Open Ahead Of New Home Sales
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Stocks Close Firmly Negative On Afternoon Sell-Off
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Meredith Whitney: Wall Street's As Bad As I've Ever Seen It
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How to survive a Wall Street meltdown
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Layoffs:

60% of Michigan Jobs Don't Pay Squat
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Ford to Cut 'a Few Hundred' as European Sales Fall
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Municipalities:

Stockton bankruptcy : bond insurers vs. CalPERS
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U.S. state, local employment won't recover until 2017: report
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'Flimflam finance' used by Pa. Turnpike, Wagner charges
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California Mayor Asks for Prayers as Bankruptcy Looms
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Aviation:

American Airlines pilots to discuss possible return to negotiations ---- Pilots say American wants to resume contract discussions --- American, pilots say they're ready to restart contract talks
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American Airlines pilots circle State House to protest pay cuts
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Time to straighten up the mess at American Airlines
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American pilot dispute recalls Eastern Airlines demise, analyst says
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Fliers caught in crossfire between American Airlines, pilots --- American Airlines Faults Its Pilots for Disruptions
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Bag and change fees top $3 billion in first half of 2012
(DBN)

Flight Attendant Arrested For Stealing Passenger’s iPad
(DBN)

Things You Can't Do on a Plane: Vol. 25
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Shipping:

Erasmus Shipping’s Su Says Dry-Bulk at ‘Pessimistic Bottom’
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Economy:

Plosser Says QE3 Risks Fed Credibility, Won't Boost Jobs
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Consumer Confidence Hits Seven Month High
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Corporations' Pile of Cash is Shrinking
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Oil rises as consumer confidence hits 7-month high
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US Trucking Index Down in August
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More central bank steroids may breed addiction
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Home prices rise for 6th month, sign sector recovering
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The devil in the housing report details
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Home Prices Unlikely to Come 'Roaring' Back, Case Says
(DBN)

ResCap Creditors Seek Bondholder Collateral Claim Probe
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Ninth Circuit Issues a Bankruptcy Opinion Favorable to Lenders to SPEs
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Bankrupt Developers Want Cut of Proposed Morgantown, WVU Deal
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The 9 Neighborhoods With The Most Million-Dollar Listings
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The 10 Best Suburbs In America
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Bank of America Accused of Fair Housing Violations - The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Banking:

BBA agrees to bow out of Libor
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Bank reform has stalled, warns IMF
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UK faces balancing act with Libor reform proposals
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Retailing:

Staples to Shut 60 Stores in Plan to Save $250 Million --- The Staples Restructuring Represents The End Of An Era
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Fraud:

Madoff Trustee’s Racketeering Claims Against Unicredit Are Dismissed
(DBN)

Co-founder of US Fidelis gets 8 years
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Lehman:

Lehman to Distribute another $10.2 Billion to Creditors
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Lehman to Pay Legal Fees of Paulson Group, Goldman
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Mail:

Next Spring Could Be Postal Service 'Armageddon'
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Awards:

U.S. News Best Lawyers Recognizes Munsch Hardt Attorneys
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AlixPartners Honored by TMA for ‘International Turnaround of the Year’ for Work at DeepOcean Group
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Politics:

Scott Brown Staffers Mock Elizabeth Warren With Native American 'War Whoops' And Tomahawk Chops
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Food/Beverage:

Company operating groceries in eastern Colorado filed Chapter 11
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Oil/Gas:

Traders turn doomed refineries into cash machines
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Credit Reporting:

Consumers' real problem with credit scores
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Autos:

Ex-Chrysler execs win ruling in lawsuit over retirement benefits
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Paper:

Snowflake mill closure imminent; 308 out of work
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Corporate Governance:

Default Fiduciary Duties for Delaware LLC Managers
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Religion:

Priestly Abuse in Philadelphia Recounted in Eight New Suits
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Corporate Reform:

Consumer Financial Agency Testing Its 'Aggressive Ability to Investigate'
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Marketing:

Get-Rich-Quick Marketer Files for Bankruptcy After Ban
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Coal:

Lawsuit: Patriot execs ‘deceived investing public’
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Baseball:

Jamie McCourt sues ex-husband over value of divorce settlement
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Newspapers:

Not the Solution To The Newspaper Industry Going Bankrupt
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Accounting:

Ernst & Young Chargeable Hour Goals for Fiscal Year 2012
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No evidence of "tacit coordination" among Big Four
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(7 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 (24 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (14 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:

Rochelle on Lehman Brokerage, AMR, K-V, Lien Stripping, Dewey Settlement, Hostess, Digital Domain: Audio
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Bankruptcies decline on Guam
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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UST:

Federal bankruptcy trustees visit Saipan
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Claims:

The Challenge of Resolving Future Claims in Bankruptcy
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Third Circuit Contributes to “Substantial Contribution” Debate
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Class Actions:

Fifth Circuit Affirms Bankruptcy Court’s Certification of Injunctive Class
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Automatic Stay:

Willful Stay Violations Not Always Compensable
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Bankruptcy Bonuses:

Employee Incentive Plans for Executives in Bankruptcy Cases Denied
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Claims Trading:

Second Circuit Decision Reassures Bankruptcy Claim Purchasers on Enforceability of Recourse Against Sellers
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Safe Harbors:

Fifth Circuit Holds that Fixed Quantities are Not Required to Satisfy the “Forward Contracts” Safe Harbor Defense
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Litigation:

Samsung Appeals Billion-Dollar Verdict; Alleges Juror Misconduct
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Deposition Preparation Tips
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Telecoms:

RIM: Bankruptcy Risk?
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Alternative Energy:

Solyndra gets court OK to sell Fremont plant
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Smith Electric may be next Solyndra
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Hollywood:

Judge safeguards West Palm Beach land in initial Digital ruling
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John Textor friend sues former Digital Domain chairman for defaulting
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UK:

Closing time for a third of the nation's pubs?
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Decrease in number of insolvencies, but challenges remain
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EU:

Euro gains as ECB's Draghi defends bond-buying plan
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Canada:

Canadian New Home Sales Plunged 64%
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PIIGS:

Spanish Authorities Are Locking Up Trash Cans To Prevent People From Foraging For Food --- Spain feels full fury of crisis --- Thousands Rage Against Cutbacks In Spain --- Spanish Bonds Fall Amid Bailout Speculation; German Bunds Gain
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Greeks on strike as politicians agree further cuts --- Greece's Nightmare Options --- Greek General Strike Marks First Test for Samaras's Coalition --- How much can Greeks endure?
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Rage against austerity: Violent clashes erupt in Spain, Greece goes on strike
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Indonesia:

' Bankrupt ' Telkomsel posts $1 billion 1H net profit
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Australia:

Auditors warn of high failure rate risk for companies
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More small businesses must fall: debt expert
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Cyprus:

Cypriot proposal to creditors nearly complete
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MENA:

UN Chief Demands Global Action to End Syrian War
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Arab Spring and the Harsh Lessons of Diplomacy
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