September 4, 2012

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Law:

Citibank schemed with firm to hide its woes: Ex-Dewey partner
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DLA Piper, Jones Day, Baker Botts, Bird & Bird: Business of Law
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Legal Rebels 2012: If the Shoe Fits…
(DBN)

Snapshot: Gerard Uzzi
(DBN)

Chicago Law Exec Finds Himself in the Soup
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Winners of the Half-Decade
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Herbert Smith takes on 15 further Chadbourne lawyers for US launch
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Jury Says PI Firm Must Pay Ex-Client $2M for Pressuring Her to Settle Auto Case for Too Little
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The Best Law Firm Offices in America: The Finalists!
(DBN)

Checklist for Summer's End
(DBN)

Going the Extra Mile for a Client
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Many Leaving Big Firms for Midsized Practices
(DBN)

This Law School Mixer Had A Lot Of Alcohol In It
(DBN)

I Need This ASAP!
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Deciding when to sue a client for unpaid fees
(DBN)

Disbarment recommended in failure to disclose s-- crime suspension
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15 Northeast law schools, ranked by graduate employment rate
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Law School: still a good investment for African-Americans
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How Lawyers Can Break Bad Habits
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When the Work-Life Scales Are Unequal --- Reminder: You Don't Need to Work on Vacation
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Clint Eastwood Declares in RNC Speech that Lawyers Are Too Busy to Be President
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Lawyers Urge Courts to Ease Bar Admissions
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Will Dispute Puts Sherman Hemsley on Ice
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Legal services provider resists federal oversight
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Firms Face Tough Go in Search for Junior Transactional Lawyers
(DBN)

Colo. Shooting Suspect May Have Tried to Reach Psychiatrist Minutes Before Attack, Lawyer Suggests
(DBN)

Hostile Use of 'Friend' Request Puts Lawyers in Ethics Trouble
(DBN)

Disbarred Attorney Used Hidden Cameras To Peep On Female Guests
(DBN)

"Breaking Bad" - It all started out as protecting the family
(DBN)

Sheriff: Man stole doctor's ID, saw 500 patients
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Say What?!
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Judges:

No Disability Pension for Judge Who Won $2.1M Libel Verdict; Top Mass. Court Says Job Link Not Shown
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Court mistakenly posts secret pipeline settlement
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Wall Street:

 

Global shares gain on central bank hopes, eyes on ECB
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Four Morgan Stanley advisers who manage about $47 billion may leave the firm over "widespread technical issues"
(DBN)

J.P. Morgan Rankled by Risk - The Knight Aftermath
(DBN)

A terribly depressing SEC study on how poorly informed retail investors are
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Layoffs:

US: Pace of Jobs Recovery All Over the Map
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25 Best Places for job growth
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Our Low Wage Recovery
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Municipalities:

San Bernardino files more bankruptcy documents --- Council is wasting time --- Homicide Numbers Rise as SBPD Prepares to Cut (Lots of)Staff --- No more Mr. (or Ms.)Nice Guys at SB City Hall
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Stockton leads tsunami of Calif. bankruptcies --- How Plan to Help City Pay Pensions Backfired
(DBN)

Bankruptcy saves tiny Rhode Island city, but leaves scars
(DBN)

4 Strikes Against Municipal Bonds
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The 5 Biggest Muni Bond Defaults
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California Passes Public Pension Cutback Bill
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Why California's Now Creating More Jobs Than Texas
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Alternative Energy:

Solyndra bankruptcy plan threatens to cut taxes, raise cynicism
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Solyndra Seeks More Time to Negotiate Reorganization Plan
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Accounting:

Bad Grades Rising at Audit Firms
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Accountant guilty of hiding $700K in his bankruptcy case
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Retailing:

Borders does not need to compensate unused gift card holders --- Not “Known Creditors”
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Monroe Co. man indicted on 23 counts of fraud
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Celebs:

Celebrity debt nightmares
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Corporate Reform:

A New Watchdog for Credit Bureaus
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Religion:

How Wilmington Diocese paid for the abuse claims
(DBN)

Recanted deposition quote raises questions in Finn case --- Diocese worker gives testimony
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Labor:

Bankrupt Railroad Company Owes $15 Mil. to Workers
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Economy:

Is US Economic Growth Now Finished?
(DBN)

Bernanke Channeling Hatzius Dismissing Gross-El-Erian New Normal
(DBN)

Fed Moves Toward Open-Ended Bond Purchases to Satisfy Bernanke
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Bernanke Refuses to Rule Out More Easing
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Bernanke outlines risks and benefits of more economic stimulus
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A Growing Fear for Fed Independence
(DBN)

Solid Improvement in NACM’s Credit Managers Index for August
(DBN)

Tax Cuts Don't Spur Economic Growth
(DBN)

Bogle: Financial Train Wreck Looms
(DBN)

The Upside-Down World of Negative Interest Rates
(DBN)

The Cheapest Generation
(DBN)

What American workers have won and lost
(DBN)

Oil up at around $116 on stimulus hopes
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A Day In The Life Of The Average American
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Mortgage Registry Muddles Foreclosures
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San Bernardino Eminent Domain Fight Closely Watched By Other Struggling Communities
(DBN)

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac guarantee fees increased by regulator
(DBN)

Putting Numbers to HAMP's Limited Impact
(DBN)

Citigroup settles borrowers' home equity loan lawsuit
(DBN)

Bank of America seeks to dismiss MBS investor lawsuit
(DBN)

National Mortgage Servicing Settlement Progress Report: Little to Show (And Little Expected)
(DBN)

Why Housing?
(DBN)

3 Structural Issues Holding Back The Housing Recovery
(DBN)

Port of Corpus Christi federal hearing on former base suitor again reset
(DBN)

Loan Defaults Continue to Slow
(DBN)

'I'm trapped in a high-rate mortgage'
(DBN)

How Young Homeowners Lost Out by Buying
(DBN)

8 Cities Where Homebuyers Are Saving Big On Foreclosed Homes
(DBN)

Silicon Valley needs more $1M affordable housing
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Private Equity:

Bankruptcy Filing by Bain-Owned Firm Shows Inequity of System
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Inquiry on Tax Strategy Adds to Scrutiny of Finance Firms
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Marketing:

Duluth-based 50 Below may exit bankruptcy in 3 or 4 months
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Student Debt:

Bankruptcy judges not eager to relieve the blind of their student loan debt
(DBN)

Student loans hit highest level ever recorded
(DBN)

NYT on Student Loans in Bankruptcy
(DBN)

U.S. Bank, Affiliated Computer Services, NextStudent Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over Student Loans In New York
(DBN)

Student Loans & "Undue Hardship" - Research shows you might win case, even pro se
(DBN)

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Aviation:

Nine Months into AMR Bankruptcy , US Airways to Look at the Books ---APFA applauds start of merger talks between US Airways, American Airlines --- AMR: We’ve signed NDAs with other parties, too --- What an American-US Airways combo may mean for you
(DBN)

British Airways signs NDA with American Airlines, too
(DBN)

Pilots face tough odds protecting contract with American Airlines
(DBN)

Pinnacle Airlines reaches tentative agreement with Transport Workers Union
(DBN)

Kingfisher Airlines' lenders to meet on Sept 5
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Autos:

Michigan Auto Revival Spreading Stabilizes Property After Slide
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GM Orders One Week Shutdown at UK Factories
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Europe's carmakers ready cuts to emulate Detroit
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Hong Kong company completes purchase of Saab --- Buyer to use bankrupt Saab to go electric
(DBN)

New Saab cars to be rolled out in 2014
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IP:

Two circuits conclude that automatic bankruptcy stay does not prevent continuation of an infringement action of trademarks
(DBN)

Copyright owners waive right to jury trial by filing claims in bankruptcy court
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Coal:

Patriot Coal Reports $135.6 Million Loss in July
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Distressed Investing:

Q&A with Wilbur Ross
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Fraud:

SEC appeals in bid to help Stanford victims file claims
(DBN)

Law Firms So Easily Hoodwinked: Mayer Brown out almost $1 million
(DBN)

Three ex-UBS bankers guilty in muni bond rigging case
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Debt Collection:

11th Circuit nixes creditors' tactic to settle fair debt cases
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Tobacco:

Justice Department files objection to Renegade bankruptcy plan
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Movie Theaters:

Movie Attendance Dips to Two-Decade Low
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Banking:

FDIC Issues 56 Enforcement Actions In July Against Banks and Individuals
(DBN)

Years of US fines over Iran loom for foreign banks
(DBN)

Analysis: JPMorgan faces sea of trouble resolving 'Whale' probe
(DBN)

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney rainmakers consider exit
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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 (84 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (18 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:

Kodak, Tribune, Jefferson County, AMR, ATP
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Rochelle on MF Global, Dewey, AMR Pilots, Foreign Cases: Audio
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Fact Check: Paul Ryan’s Bankruptcy Statistics Comments
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Cross-Border:

China Medical Technologies Files Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
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Serial Filings:

Ninth Circuit BAP Rules That Unexpected Changes in the General Economy are Insufficient to Justify a Second Chapter 11 Filing
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Consumer Bankruptcy:

Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study
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Setoff:

Eighth Circuit Rejects "Balancing of the Equities" Test for Creditor's Recoupment
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Plan Confirmation:

Continental Airlines and Equitable Mootness: Appeals that Never Make It Off the Ground"> Continental Airlines and Equitable Mootness: Appeals that Never Make It Off the Ground
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Litigation:

The Life and Death of Delaware's Arbitration Experiment
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Understand Predictive Coding Options
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No Differences in Discoverability Between Social Media & Email
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Tax:

Mississippi says no Supreme Court review needed in tax discharge dispute
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Jewelry:

NY: Jewelry business files for bankruptcy
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UK:

Art exhibitors enter administration after collapse of its tenant
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Insolvency Service reform scrapped
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Bank of granny and granddad goes bust: Pensioner insolvencies to a record high
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Yellow Pages publisher in restructuring talks
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Hibu lenders finalize committee
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UK Manufacturing Downturn Eases Sharply in August
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UK Construction Shrinks Amid Plunge in Orders
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Olympics fails to boost British retailers: survey
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EU:

The Most Important Chart In Europe Is Having A Fabulous Day
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In Pivotal Week for Euro Zone, a Test for the Central Bank's Leader
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In Pivotal Week for Euro Zone, a Test for the Central Bank's Leader
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Germany's exports collapse
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PIIGS:

U.S. Companies Brace for an Exit From the Euro by Greece --- For Sale: Greek Government Assets - Slightly Used --- Greek unions see 29 per cent jobless in 2013 --- Greek PM sings in tune, now must hit the hard notes --- Troika Wants Six-Day Work Week for Greeks --- Most Germans Αnticipate a Greek Εuro Εxit --- BofA Merrill Lynch Has Looked Into Sending Truckloads Of Cash To Greece
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Portugal PM defiant on austerity success --- 'Inflexible' bailout team riles Portugal businesses, unions
(DBN)

Spain’s Economy Minister expects $125 billion rescue package to be plenty for country’s banks --- Spain bank rescue fund approves Bankia aid --- Spain's Andalusia Seeks Bailout From Madrid
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ie: Legal tweak could save 15,000 jobs --- Top economist's support puts forgiveness on cards
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Canada:

Insolvencies rise in June, modest uptrend observed
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France:

French guarantee for CIF rescue may total 20 bln euros
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Germany:

Not much left for Schlecker creditors
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Switzerland:

Swiss Economy Unexpectedly Shrank in Second Quarter on Exports
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China:

China Manufacturing Contracts by Most Since 2009
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China's Unsold Inventories Piling Up
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Israel:

IDB's nightmare quarter
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Auditors: IDB at brink of bankruptcy
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Brazil:

Shareholders back Celpa recovery plan, await regulator's OK
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Brazil may intervene in indebted group Rede Energia
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Brazil banks put the brakes on lending as defaults rise
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MENA:

Dubai Drydocks protected in landmark case
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Kuwait's Global shareholders approve final restructuring plan
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