April 18, 2017

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Law:

Biglaw Firm ‘Outs’ All Of Its Flextime Attorneys On Its Website
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Chadbourne can go ahead with expulsion vote of partner suing for gender bias:
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Dean's Accuser Calls Berkeley Harassment Settlement an 'Insult'
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Dentons Culls Partners Amid Budget Shortfall
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Lawyer battling United Airlines has long history with injury cases
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Session's Sweeping Changes at the DOJ
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1 Weird Trick to Avoid Sanctions
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The Crazy Reason Even Rich Corporations Consider Litigation Finance
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Congrats to the winners of the 2017 Peeps in Law diorama contest
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This Week In Legal Tech: Everyone’s Talking About Chatbots
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Private probation company pulls out of Georgia, saying it can no longer make a profit
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3 Reasons Why Marnie From ‘Girls’ Shouldn’t Go To Law School
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How To Reduce Distractions In A Constantly Connected World
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Aaron Hernandez Attorney Accuses Judge of 'Lying' to Jurors, Using 'Racist' Words
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Judges:

A Call For Nominees For The 2017 William L. Norton, Jr. Judicial Excellence Award
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Gorsuch's SCOTUS Debut Offers Clues to Demeanor Gorsuch asks his first questions from high court bench Gorsuch asks his first questions in Supreme Court oral arguments Neil Gorsuch Apologizes For Being Such A Gunner During His First Day On The Bench Gorsuch Full of Questions in First U.S. Supreme Court Argument Trump's Supreme Court pick's first question on the bench shows his similarity to Antonin Scalia Gorsuch fits in on Supreme Court's 'hot bench' on first day on the job Trump appointee Gorsuch energetic in first U.S. high court arguments Why Gorsuch May Not Be So Genteel on the Bench Neil Gorsuch’s wit, curiosity shine on Day 1
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Judge is criticized for calling ex-clergyman a ‘good man’ before sentencing him for sexual assault
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Texas Judge Testifies Against District Attorney Over Threats Allegedly Made In Her Chambers
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94-Year-Old Federal Judge’s Snarky Remarks: ‘Regrettable,’ But Not Recusal-Worthy
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Top Trump Confidant: Trump should make a deal with Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Federal judge steps down and denounces mandatory minimum sentences
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Wall Street:

U.S. stocks set for losses, with Bank of America earnings ahead
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Dow surges despite geopolitical drama
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Layoffs:

Boeing to Fire Hundreds of Engineers
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Healthcare:

Officials seek to keep Topeka hospital's assets in Kansas
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How telemedicine pulled one rural hospital back from the brink of bankruptcy
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Medical wearables maker Unilife looks for quick sale in bankruptcy
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HCA cuts forecast citing lower hospital admissions, sending hospital stocks lower
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Student Debt:

Kentucky among worst for student loan defaults
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Debt Collection:

CFPB Sues Ohio Law Firm Over Debt-Collection Practices
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Gambling:

Down-on-Its-Luck Caesars Pays Online Chief Garber $210 Million
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Electricity:

NextEra refusing to give up on rejected $18 billion deal for Oncor NextEra may challenge PUC's decision on Oncor NextEra in Talks to Revive $18.4 Billion Deal for Energy Future's Oncor Bruised by dual denials, what's next for Oncor and NextEra?
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Agriculture:

Is this 'tipping year' in tightening farm economy?
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Solar:

How Wall Street Once Killed the US Solar Industry
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Sungevity Wins Approval of $50 Million Sale
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Coal:

Solar, wind challenge coal as more affordable energy source
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Politics:

Steve Bannon's Biblical Fall
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1990s Oregon Elections Foretold Trump
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Trumpland's Axis of Adults
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Trumpettes: When Does the Winning Start? Poll: Fewer Believe Trump's Promises
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Will Trump ever release his tax returns? White House won't say Mark Cuban says there is 'no way' Trump is under audit for his 2016 tax returns — but he actually is Arkansas senator faced the audience's wrath at a town hall when he defended Trump on tax returns Trump and His Taxes: All His Previous Claims
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7 presidential actions Trump blasted Obama for and then did himself Congress is poking holes in a key Trump talking point about Obama-era surveillance Tea Party Founder: We've Been Had w/ Trump Trump Approval Ratings Now 39%
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Ethanol:

Renewable fuel standard has failed
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Economy:

Trump's Signals on the Fed Are Worthless
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Fed: End NAFTA and Hurt US Companies
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Trump to Sign Buy & Hire American Bill
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First-quarter growth was likely below 1%, according to latest CNBC/Moody's survey
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White House takes first steps to probe causes of trade deficits
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Four Measures showing Year-over-Year Changes to U.S. Inflation Since 1990
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Tax Cuts Don't Work the Way Free Marketers Expect
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The Fed could be a major reason why Tesla and Amazon have gotten so big
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NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Index indicates slower expansion in April
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Auto Industry Ready to Fight Border Tax
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Markets are beginning to realize a Trump-fueled economic boom may not be coming
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America's Assault on Poor Women
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Some Americans Will be on Wrong Side of Wall
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Cohn Moves Trump Back Towards Center
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'Made in USA' Nearly Impossible for Some
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It Was a Wonderful Life - Thanks to New Deal
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Trump is forgetting 'an underappreciated benefit of NAFTA'
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US admits Trump tax reforms will be hit by healthcare setback Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin admits the August deadline for Trump's massive tax cuts is 'not realistic at this point'
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Trump advisor Linda McMahon says regulations and paperwork stifle small businesses
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'Sinister' things going on in the bond market, recession a possibility, strategist says
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US Debt Clock
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World Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Third Circuit Holds That Post-Petition Filing of NJ Construction Lien Violates the Automatic Stay
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Builder confidence subsides slightly in April NAHB: Builder Confidence decreased to 68 in April
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11th Cir. Holds Failure to File Proof of Claim in Receivership Does Not Extinguish Security Interest
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Phoenix Real Estate in March: Sales up 9%, Inventory down 10% YoY
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Early Read on Existing Home Sales in April
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Municipalities:

Appeals court allows pension cuts, backs San Diego
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City Council learns Antioch again facing bankruptcy
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Puerto Rico Bond Losses Are Priced In, OppenheimerFunds CEO Says
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Facing $49 Million Hole, Hartford's Bronin Won't Rule Out Bankruptcy
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Oil/Gas:

Oil Servicers Still Struggle as Canadian Producers Ramp Up
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Oklahoma City-based SandRidge bounces back from bankruptcy
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Venoco shuts down oil operations to comply with bankruptcy Venoco again files for bankruptcy
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Former Primera Energy CEO Brian Alfaro under fire on witness stand Alfaro took almost $100K from Primera Energy just before its bankruptcy
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US Oil Rig Count on the Rise: Hits Highest Level in 2 Years
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Permian Shale Producers Take the Strain
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E&P Bottom Of The Barrel Club #17-1: Land Of Confusion
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Golf facility transforming into large frac sand mine
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Iran Ready To Join OPEC’s Production Cut Extension
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Rents in oil-producing areas are getting cheaper
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Forbes Energy Services Announces Completion of Successful Restructuring Process
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The richest county in America is in Texas
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Food/Beverage:

Papa Murphy's Is A Rudderless Sinking Ship: The End Is Near
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Celebs:

Tyga’s Money Woes: Rapper Faces $250k Compensation For Injured Fan
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Stephens said he had no guns, owed thousands in loans in 2015 Manhunt for suspect who posted homicide video to Facebook expands to 5 states Videos Show Desperation of Suspect in Facebook Video Killing Court records show accused Facebook killer Steve Stephens faced evictions, bankruptcy
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Shipping:

Daewoo Shipbuilding bondholders give approval for bailout plan Hopes grow for DSME rescue package Korea pension fund agrees to bond restructuring to save shipbuilder
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Telecoms:

Massachusetts Seeks Bidders to Take Over Imperiled State-Owned Broadband Network
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Agriculture:

Farm bankruptcies could rise
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Corporate Reform:

Trump is convinced CFPB Director Cordray will leave bureau on his own
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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 (24 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (43 new filings today)
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Bankruptcy Code (html) - Bankruptcy Code (pdf) Prior BK Codes (pick year from list) - Bankruptcy Rules
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UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database
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Bankruptcy Jobs:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
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Seminars - (Contact us to list your seminar)

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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Gov. Walker slow to bring bankruptcy filings down
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Weekly Bankruptcy Claims Trading Activity
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Side Agreements:

Side Agreements in Corporate Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy Alternatives:

Live in Wisconsin and in Debt? Chapter 128 is Your Bestest Friend.
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Bankruptcy Fees:

Bankruptcy Fees Are Set to Rise Under Trump’s Budget
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Structured Dismissal:

Priority is Paramount: Supreme Court Holds Structured Dismissals Cannot Violate Bankruptcy Code’s Established Priorities
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Jevic Roundup
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Exit Consents:

Exit Consents in Debt Restructurings
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Retailing:

J.Crew hits roadblock restructuring debt
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The Future of Department Stores
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Where All That Retail Spending Went
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Vince Struggles, Neiman Marcus Takes on More Debt, Agent Provocateur Goes Bankrupt
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Hedge funds haven't been this negative on retail stocks since the financial crisis
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The retail apocalypse is creating a 'slow-rolling crisis' that is rippling through the US economy
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More than 3,200 stores are shutting down — here's the full list
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“Disagree and Commit”
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Neiman Marcus Finds Even Wealthy Shoppers Want Better Deals
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Should Sears and Kmart Become Online-Only Stores?
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Finance:

No One Likes Import-Export Bank Pick
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Travel:

United agrees to preserve evidence for passenger violently dragged off flight United CEO apologizes again for scandal; company beats on earnings Behind United Airlines' Fateful Decision to Call Police - Airline's rules-based culture in spotlight after man was dragged off flight by law enforcement So much for bad press: United is worth more than it was before the infamous video. The Pop Quiz You Need To Pass If You Are Bumped On An Overbooked Flight
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Personal Finance:

Here's the average tax refund people get in every US state
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6 times when Uncle Sam can seize your tax refund
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UK:

Who is Craig Whyte, why is he in court and what is his Rangers connection?
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Restructuring specialist joins top-tier
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Insolvency firm claims UK companies show 'increasing signs of stress'
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Pre-packs are used to minimize creditors' losses
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Theresa May Calls for Snap British Election in June
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EU:

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free
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PIIGS:

Italian national carrier Alitalia avoided bankruptcy
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Canada:

The 25 doctors owed money in the Delbrook Surgical Centre bankruptcy
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Seair Inc. : White Knight Proposal Made to Seair Inc. Prior to Directors' Bankruptcy Proposal Filing
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Brazil:

Brazil sees intervention in Oi unlikely before August - paper
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India:

Vijay Mallya arrested by UK police in London
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