August 28, 2017

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Law:

Judge gives grudging OK of amended complaint in Chadbourne bias suit
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Susan Bro and the Miller Law Group Announce the Launch of the Heather Heyer Foundation
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Book Excerpt: A Southern Lawyer’s Lunch with Harvey Miller
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Salary Hikes Keep Associates Happy
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What the Reaction to the Term 'Nonlawyer' Says About Law Firm Caste Systems
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Bryan Cave Announces Data Center Service to Solve Physical Storage Woes
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Whatever happened to these younger-than-the-norm law grads?
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Ex-Client Claims Winston Overbilled, With 'Absentee' Leadership
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Lawyers Make Better Business Leaders Than MBAs Todd Henderson (Chicago): Lawyers make better CEOs in industries with high litigation risk (and worse CEOs elsewhere) (Michael Simkovic)
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The Pain Of Redlining Contracts All Day Is Real
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Don’t Be Lazy: The Billable Hour Has Survived For A Reason
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‘Karate lawyer’ promises to take out corrupt judges using martial arts expertise
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Law School Welcomes Its Tiniest Class Ever
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Celebrating Two Hundred at Harvard Law School
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How to create a winning law firm RFP
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Paul Manafort's Lawyer Leaves His Firm Two Weeks After Taking Case
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Dear Client, I'm on Vacation. So Bug Off.
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Sanction For Bankruptcy Misconduct In Idaho
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4 ways law firms can help battle addiction
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Ex-partner who sued Holland & Knight ordered to pay firm $772K
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Trump pardons former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio McCain, others slam Joe Arpaio Pardon Unleashes Surge of Censure From Lawyers Paul Ryan Disagrees with Arpaio Pardon 'A middle finger to America': What people are saying about Trump's first presidential pardon Trump pardons former sheriff Arpaio less than a month after his contempt conviction Arpaio Pardon: It's Contempt for Constitution Latinos Express Outrage After Trump Pardons Arpaio Pardoning Sheriff Joe is the absolute epitome of Trumpism The Year I Spent in Arpaio's Tent Jail Trump reportedly asked Sessions about dropping the criminal case against ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio President Donald Trump issues the 1st pardon of his presidency to controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Experts on Trump's Pardon of Arpaio
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Is president’s pardon power unlimited? Possible Arpaio pardon raises unusual issue
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Scott Baio's Wife to Sandy Hook Mom: Maybe Your Kids are in a Better Place
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Former Bar President Gets Into Scuffle With Courthouse Security, Gets His Shoulder Broken
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Lawyer settles suit over her detention for refusing to speak during traffic stop Lawyer Arrested For Not Talking To Police, Wins Settlement But The Cops Are Still On The Beat
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Brazen Booze Thief Busted
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Can You Guess What This Person Was Arrested For?
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Judges:

Courts in Hurricane Harvey’s Path Close Down Hurricane Harvey Closes Many BK SD TX Courts
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Courts close as Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas coast; judge counters rumor
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Judge threatens to have lawyer removed from hearing
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Judge shouldn’t be booted from case because of Facebook friendship with lawyer, appeals court rules
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The Perfect RBG-Inspired Accessory For These Trying Times
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein On Why Splitting The Ninth Circuit Is A Stupid Waste Of Money
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Wall Street:

U.S. stock futures ease, with energy shares set for scrutiny as Harvey hits refineries
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Dow closes higher on tax reform hopes
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Layoffs:

Lawsuits seek more pay for fired V.C. Summer workers, saying they deserved more notice before layoff
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Politics:

Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort Special counsel Mueller is looking into whether Michael Flynn took part in an effort to get Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers Mueller's team reportedly issues subpoenas to lobbying firms that worked with Flynn's and Manafort's consulting groups Trump's decision to pardon Joe Arpaio could be a crucial piece of evidence in the Russia investigation New emails: Trump Org pursued Trump Tower in Russia
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Trump's low approval ratings set an unwanted record
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When asked if the president represents American values, Rex Tillerson says Trump 'speaks for himself'
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Gary Cohn speaks out: Trump 'must do better' in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists after Charlottesville Trump confronts unprecedented public rebuke by Gary Cohn after Charlottesville Richard Spencer stayed at Trump's D.C. hotel while he planned the Charlottesville rally The 'Alt-Right' Has Created Alt-Christianity Far From Dixie, Outcry Grows Over a Wider Array of Monuments
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The Lawsuit That Might Cripple The ‘Alt-Right’
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Sebastian Gorka, a fiery nationalist and Bannon ally, abruptly exits White House Sebastian Gorka is out at the White House — here are all the casualties of the Trump administration so far
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The border wall might be the final straw that pushes Congressional Republicans to break from Trump
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Trump directs Pentagon to implement ban on transgender service members, bans sex-reassignment surgery Trump tells the Pentagon to declare an indefinite ban on transgender military recruits
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An influential group of investors refuses to give up hope that Trump will get something done
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America's Getting More Tolerant and Haters Hate It
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The Trouble With Ivanka’s Business Partner
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Travel:

Airline workers share some of the most bizarre things they've seen
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Nuclear:

Duke Energy abandons plans to build Lee Nuclear plant Another new nuke project bites the dust
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Utility CEO retiring after failure of SC nuclear project
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Electricity:

Fifth time's the charm? Sempra reveals details on its plan to win Texas electricity giant Oncor Sempra Oncor Deal: Going to Great Lengths to Get a Little
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Enron:

Judge won't rethink UBS win in suit over Enron info
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Economy:

Fed chair Janet Yellen pushed back against Trump's agenda of financial deregulation — and it could cement her future Yellen rejects Trump approach to Wall Street regulation, says post-crisis banking rules make economy safer Yellen: Any changes to the regulations that police Wall Street should be 'modest'
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Yellen: "Financial Stability a Decade after the Onset of the Crisis"
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Lawrence Summers: The Fed’s next big set of challenges
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Would Janet Yellen want to serve another term as Fed chair?
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Gary Cohn lays out what Trump wants on tax reform Gary Cohn: Here's What We Want From Tax Reform Wild About Tax Cuts, Wall Street Forgets Its Deficit Worries Progressive Group Offers a New Guide to Tax Reform Corporate America Is Putting Its Muscle Behind Tax Reform Push
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Gary Cohn says he faced 'enormous pressure' to resign — and he came extremely close
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There’s a clear link between America’s opioid crisis and unemployment
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Here's how much the highest-paid women in every US state earn
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Trump, 'King of Debt,' The Debt Ceiling 'Crisis,' And The Politico-Media Complex
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Too Much Debt Is Making Us Sticks-in-the-Mud
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Trump on China: ‘I want tariffs. And I want someone to bring me some tariffs’
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Will the game of chicken over the debt ceiling tank the market?
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Trump Again Threatens to Terminate NAFTA
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Why Florida Farmers Want to Kill NAFTA
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St. Louis workers face pay cut after minimum wage dispute
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Timing Is Everything: Fiscal Jolt Can Lower Debt in Recessions
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With the debt ceiling, President Trump is playing with fire
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Trump Wants to Eliminate the Estate Tax. Here’s Who Would Benefit
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US Debt Clock
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World Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Increasing number of seniors face foreclosure
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“Spanish Peaks” and Leases in a Landlord’s Bankruptcy – Tenants Beware!
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Ivanka Trump's gem business partner may be evicted by Eliot Spitzer
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate unchanged in July
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Mortgage Delinquency Rate at Lowest Level Since 2Q 2000
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Municipalities:

Connecticut town fears insolvency amid state budget impasse
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Oil/Gas:

Gas prices spike as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas
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Energy Shares Set for Worst Month Since 2015
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I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist
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Oil Companies Pull More Texas Shale Rigs
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U.S. gas futures surge after Storm Harvey hits Texas; WTI crude prices fall
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Drillers evacuate Gulf platforms, shut in wells in wake of Harvey
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Oil Rigs "Rig counts rolling off"
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Baker Hughes: US Drillers Cut Oil Rigs Ahead Of Hurricane Harvey
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Taxis:

Barwood Trying To Sell Part Of Taxi Business To Satisfy Bankruptcy Debt
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Weather:

Historic Flooding Leads To Thousands Of Rescues In Houston Area Harvey to keep hitting — ‘Unprecedented’ 50 inches of rain for Houston expected Tropical storm Harvey is causing 'widespread devastation' in Texas — here's what it looks like on the ground Hurricane Harvey damages well below those of Katrina, Sandy: Hannover Re says Death toll reportedly reaches 5 as Harvey spawns massive flooding in Houston area Houston is a "1-in-1,000 year event" Rising floodwaters trap hundreds of Texans stranded in Harvey's wake Why Houston Isn't Ready for Harvey "We Expected To Come Back To Nothing" FEMA: Harvey May be Worst Tx. Disaster Ever In Harvey's Wake: Not All Damage is Known as of Now Trump Signs Texas Disaster Declaration Trump says will head to Texas when not 'disruptive' Tx. Disaster: Trump Congratulates Himself
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Harvey's Cost Reaches Catastrophe as Modelers See Many Uninsured
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Food/Beverage:

Applebee's is ditching millennials after they forced hundreds of restaurant closures
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Celebs:

'Real Housewives' star Chris Laurita liable for fraud in bankruptcy case
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How on Earth Did Todd Chrisley Manage to Get His TV Show 'Chrisley Knows Best?'
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Resorts:

Fate of bankrupt South Carolina resort could be finalized this week
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Coal:

Lewandowski pressed Trump on aid to coal industry
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Coal's US comeback fueled by rival The Big Name in Coal's Resurgence: China
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Media:

Blogger Charles Johnson Pursuing Defamation Claim Against Gawker
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Fraud:

Soc Gen execs hit with Libor rigging charges
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Banking:

August 2017: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 123 Institutions
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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 (36 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (13 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:

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Seminars - (Contact us to list your seminar)

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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Unintended Consequence: How the ACA has decreased personal bankruptcies
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Discharge:

‘White Lies’ Can’t Prevent Debtor’s Bankruptcy Discharge
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Exemptions:

A Few of My Favorite Things: Heirloom Exemptions in Bankruptcy
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Pensions:

RI Leaders Call for Kilmartin to Step Aside and Ask for Independent Investigation
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St. Joseph Bankruptcy: Diocese Failed to Make Contributions to Employees Pension Fund for Years
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Mass Torts:

How They Won It: A look at the team that scored $417 million talc cancer verdict against J&J
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Autos:

Volkswagen engineer sentenced to 40 months over emissions scandal charges
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Vehicle Sales Forecast: Sixth consecutive month below 17 million SAAR
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Healthcare:

Paul Ryan Fact Check: "We’ve got dozens of counties around America that have zero insurers left."
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Retailing:

No Stress Distress: Asset Management Strategies for Facing Downturns With Style
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Are Retail's Woes the Canary in the Coal Mine for the US Economy?
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Perfumania Seeks Bankruptcy Protection Retailer Perfumania announces recapitalization, Chapter 11 filing
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Claire's Accessories is at risk of bankruptcy and we cannot let this happen
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UK:

Sir Philip Green's retail empire agrees to pay £30m to BHS creditors
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Britain Must Accept the Hard Truth About Brexit
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EU:

German, Italian airlines flying towards consolidation
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PIIGS:

Chastised by E.U., a Resentful Greece Embraces China’s Cash and Interests
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India:

Inapplicability Of Limitation Act To Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code?
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Jaypee ready to hand over 25 apartments UP govt to crack down on erring builders amidst Jaypeee bankruptcy Jaypee insolvency: Indian real estate’s boom-to-bust story has lessons for all Homebuyers are now creditors of builders
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Why are insurance companies bullish about the new bankruptcy law
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Why are insurance companies bullish about the new bankruptcy law
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The Dilemma Of Settlement In Matters Under The Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
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The first case under India's new bankruptcy code has sent a shiver down lenders' spines
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Germany:

Air Berlin units follow parent firm into insolvency Air Berlin Requires a Quick Deal, German Government Official Says Etihad-owned Air Berlin frequent flyer programme files for insolvency
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Mexico:

Mexico's ICA says filed pre-packaged bankruptcy plan
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Venezuela:

Hunger eats away at Venezuela’s soul as its people struggle to survive
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Venezuela Debt Gets China Support, Shamaila Khan Say
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White House Approves Fresh Sanctions On Venezuela White House Sanctions on Venezuela Ignite War of Words at UN Trump Targets New Venezuelan Debt in Latest Round of Sanctions
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It's Hard to Quit Venezuela
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Korea:

KAI approaches demise as various scandals continue to weigh it down
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Australia:

Corrs attracts high-profile restructuring and turnaround team of five Partners
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Insolvency reform: How liquidator Stuart Ariff put focus on creditors' rights
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CBS swoops on Network Ten Troubled Ten saved by US broadcaster CBS
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Creditors’ rights under a DOCA – are claims to future rents extinguished?
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Brazil:

Brazil's Woes Multiply as Manufacturers Move to Paraguay
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