June 7, 2017

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Law:

Chadbourne stonewalling on discovery in $100 million gender bias suit, female attorneys say
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Partner Pins Move to Ballard Spahr on Holland & Knight's Trump Stance
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Median Pay For New Associates Has Not Budged In Two Years
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Legal at the Speed of Business
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Matthew J. Burne and Sloane B. O’Donnell Join Tucker Arensberg
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12 ways to eliminate gender inequality for lawyers
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Finding a value-based fee arrangement good for both firm and client can be tough. Here's 3 tips for doing it right
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Law profs say making California bar exam easier would lead to more malpractice:
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Blocked Trump Twitter followers claim First Amendment violation
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Law school previously flagged by ABA receives provisional accreditation
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Trump taps more BigLaw attorneys for government posts
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Diversity increasing in legal sector as number of lawyers soars
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The 17 most useful new features coming to your iPhone and iPad this fall Apple quietly added a feature everyone wanted to iOS 11, catching up to Android in a big way
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Apple has updated the MacBook Air, but you still shouldn't buy it
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Where Machine Learning and AI Fit into the Legal Research Puzzle
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13 things guys can buy once and wear forever
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The Pink Ghetto: Small Law Firms Discriminating Against Pregnant Lawyers
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6 Lessons About Lawyering — And Life
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Purported Jerry Sandusky sex abuse victim says lawyer got him drunk so he'd sign settlement:
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Trump's lawyer says if he sets up a Russia 'war room', it won't be in the White House White House ices Russia war room idea
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‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen’: Four top law firms refuse to represent Trump in Russia probe The Biglaw Firms That Said No To Trump
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Trump Grows Discontented With Attorney General Jeff Sessions Trump is reportedly souring on Sessions, as his Monday morning tweets make clear Jeff Sessions reportedly suggested he resign amid growing rift with Trump
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Where Are the United States Attorneys?
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Cops: Actress, 23, slugged male victim after s-- session
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Cosby Trial: Not a Great First Day for Bill Cosby Trial Day 2: Bill's Second Day Just as Bad
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Lawyer becomes cloistered nun and gets help paying off student loans
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ABA to ask law schools how tightening bar passage standards could impact accreditation compliance
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Philly DA loses bid to dismiss charges that he misused PAC money and public vehicles
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Dallas Lawyer Looking for Love on Reality TV Rejects Dallas Suitor
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Cocoa bankruptcy attorney disbarred for abandoning clients
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Why Is Tiffany Trump Going To Law School?
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Trump tweets could create ethics headaches for DOJ lawyers
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Davis Polk Partner Dies After Being Struck By A Train Davis Polk atty killed by train
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Women accused of posing as Uber drivers, stealing customer's Rolex
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Judges:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Announces Blackshear NCBJ Presidential Fellowship Opportunities for 2017 Conference
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Wall Street:

Futures point to slightly weaker open as Wall Street awaits key political events
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US stock indexes slide in afternoon trading; oil rebounds
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JPMorgan’s Moonshot Man Wants to Help Wall Street Fire Its Traders
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Layoffs:

Wall Street firms are betting that the technology behind bitcoin could help them cut jobs
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Uber fired more than 20 employees after receiving 215 claims in harassment probe
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Workplace Stress Is at a Record High. Here's What's Causing It (Robots)
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East Chicago votes to cut 112 school employees
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Mass Transit:

'Everyone was dripping and couldn't breathe' — customers share hellish experience on stranded NYC subway
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Politics:

The White House reportedly continued its push to lift Russia sanctions even after Flynn resigned Trump may have gone further than we knew in his bid to get the FBI off Michael Flynn's back Putin resorts to insults when asked if he has damaging information on Trump that could be used to blackmail him Trump scheduled a speech during Comey's testimony Trump will live-tweet during testimony of former FBI Director James Comey: report Top Senate intel Dem: Russian election hacks ‘much broader’ than revealed in bombshell NSA leak A-list mob prosecutor joins Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team James Comey to Jeff Sessions in February: Don't leave me alone with Trump Putin: “I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days”
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London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'
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How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business War on Leakers Is Off to a Bad Start for Trump Famed Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz: There are people in the White House 'trying everything to try and get him to stop tweeting' Fox News host tears into Trump: News media is not your problem — 'it’s you'
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GOP congressman: 'I've got a reason to crawl into a fetal position and weep every day'
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The Real ‘Resistance’ to Trump? The GOP Congress
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Some U.S. Diplomats Stage Quiet Revolt Amid Tensions With Trump
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'To me, they're not even people': Eric Trump goes off the rails in rant targeting Democrats
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Solar:

TerraForm Power Announces Court Approval of Settlement of Intercompany Claims with SunEdison
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Solar energy growth is skyrocketing compared to predictions
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Travel:

Here’s how much you’ll pay to fly if Trump privatizes air-traffic control
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Musician’s hand injured after United Airlines supervisor wrestles away antique violin in baggage dispute
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Veteran's support dog mauls passenger on California-bound Delta flight
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Art:

Arts programs under threat as Trump aims to slash funds
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Corporate Governance:

Chancery Explores Limits of Forward-Looking Injunctive Relief
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Financial Advisors:

Fiduciary Rule Fight Brews While Bad Financial Advisers Multiply
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Fraud:

Company Linked to Ticketing Ponzi Scheme Files for Bankruptcy
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Madoff Lawsuits Trail Hollywood as First Case Reaches EU Court
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Economy:

Trump’s America Is Facing a $13 Trillion Consumer Debt Hangover
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Confidence in Economy in May Lowest Since November 2016
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Global growth headed for six-year high: OECD
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Reflecting on 2008, Bernanke Says Steer Wall Street Away From Courts
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BLS: Job Openings "increased to a series high" in April There are more job openings than EVER right now Why Job Openings Are Surging to Record Highs
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World Bank: Trump GDP Growth Will Be Worse Than Obama's
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The biggest risks to humanity
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Is the World Overdoing Low Interest Rates?
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An economist says 66 countries could end poverty by giving their citizens free money Universal Basic Income Is Not An Innovation Policy
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Credit Scores Hit Record High as Recession Wounds Heal
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Incredible photos give a totally unexpected perspective into how the 1% lives
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'It's a simple question, Mr. Pruitt': Joe Scarborough grills EPA head over Trump's climate change position
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The 5 highest-paying jobs for new grads, according to LinkedIn
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Trump Wants U.S. Debt Ceiling Increase by August, Spokesman Says
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Could Farms Survive Massive Deportations?
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Companies are accelerating a trend that usually shows up when recession is around the corner
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US Debt Clock
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World Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

CoreLogic: House Prices up 6.9% Year-over-year in April
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30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall Below 4%
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First-time Foreclosure Starts Hit All-time Low
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10 US cities where everyone wants to live right now
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Kent Lindemuth opposes emergency divorce, bifurcated divorce
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CFPB Wins a Battle in Ocwen Case
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Las Vegas Real Estate in May: Sales up 28% YoY, Inventory down Sharply
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Municipalities:

Hartford's Finances Spotlight Property-Tax Quandary
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Hartford, Connecticut’s Troubles Mounting; Looking to Invoke Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico status vote lobbying intensifies
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Puerto Rico's debt crisis hits the territory's schools
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Puerto Rico's debt must be audited now
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Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis exposes limits of current status
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Puerto Rico's future: Equality in our nation
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Puerto Rico's bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times
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Trump's spending plan targets cities' anti-terrorism funding
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As in Puerto Rico ... Illinois following dangerous path to the bottom
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Oil/Gas:

Texas oil companies add 12,000 jobs in six-month drilling surge
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Oil prices pull back ahead of U.S. inventory data Oil gives back gains as impact from Middle East dispute seen as limited
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The World’s Top Oil Consumers
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US oil output poised to hit 10 million barrels a day next year, breaking 1970 record, EIA says
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Why the Qatar crisis isn't rattling oil markets
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Retailing:

Macy's Tumbles After Warning That Profit Margins Are Tightening Macy's Triggers New Retail Rout On Gross Margins Warning Macy's shares plunge 6% as company warns margins might continue to erode Macy's shares drop to six-year low, pressuring department-store stocks
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Sears Showcases Banks' $350 Billion Risk From Trembling Retailers Sears CEO's public feud with a top supplier has been mysteriously resolved Sears Resolves Craftsman Supply Dispute
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Lands' End continues to struggle as Sears mark lingers
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Why Abercrombie & Fitch Is Shopping for a Buyout Offer
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The incredible rise and fall of J.Crew J.Crew's Mickey Drexler Helped Invent “Luxury For Everybody J.Crew’s iconic boss—a mentor to Steve Jobs—couldn’t adapt to the internet fast enough J. Crew has a new CEO, but that won't fix its debt problem J. Crew May Never Be the Same Again The Lesson J Crew Forgot (That H&M and Zara Didn't)
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Luxury retail set for turnaround
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Bebe Avoids Bankruptcy Filing With Real-Estate Deals
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Lands' End revenue falls and loss widens
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Sears, Kmart to close an additional 72 stores in 2017, per report
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Amazon's and Walmart's latest moves confirm the death of the middle class as we know it
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Why Gymboree Could Be Headed for a Fate Worse Than Bankruptcy
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Food/Beverage:

Owner of Joe's Crab Shack chain files for bankruptcy Joe's Crab Shack owner Ignite Restaurant Group files for bankruptcy Joe's Crab Shack operator files for bankruptcy amid casual-dining slump Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. Enters into Asset Purchase Agreement for the Sale of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap First Day Dec
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Supervalu CEO says Marsh's bankruptcy is a growth opportunity Key deadline in Marsh sale passes without suitor surfacing
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Tech:

Mexican billionaire and Dubai investor back San Antonio’s financially troubled Vysk
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Banking:

Why Regulators Are Needed to Handle Failed Banks
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Engineering:

Creditors Rally Against Scottsdale-Based Engineering Company
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Pharma:

Valeant: There Is Significant Bankruptcy Risk Here Don't Buy Valeant's Latest Asset-Sale Hype
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Student Debt:

Former Corinthian college students await loan relief: U.S. states
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Policy changes are altering student debt landscape
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Crisis Communication:

A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste ... Even Chapter 11
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Corporate Reform:

Sessions bans payment provisions used by Obama’s Justice Department in settlements with banks - Sessions Nixes Settlements Requiring Companies to Donate to Third Parties In past settlements with big banks, millions of dollars were sent to nonprofits. The Justice Department plans to end that.
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Ex-Fed chief Bernanke defends Dodd-Frank measure ahead of House vote
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Financial Markets:

What if a clearinghouse fails?
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Education:

Here’s how much it would cost to make college affordable for everyone
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Coal:

FactCheck: Coal Industry Created 50,000 Jobs
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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 (33 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (48 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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Bankruptcy Statistics:

May Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Rise 5% Y/Y; Chapter 11 Filings Dip 8% Here We Go Again---Bankruptcy Filings Heading Back Up A 'great debt unwind' has begun
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May Total Bankruptcy Filings, 2007-17
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Farm Bankruptcy Rates Low
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UCC:

GM Creditors' $1 Billion Fight Hangs on Fixture Definition
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UST:

A Time to Reform: Oversight of the Activities of the Justice Department’s Civil, Tax and Environment and Natural Resources Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program
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Mediation:

How Mediation Can Be Effective – Even When it Doesn’t Happen
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Ch. 13:

Right to Dismiss Prevails Over Motion to Convert
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Healthcare:

Former Louisiana Heart Hospital sold for $22 million
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Dallas: What happened to the Walnut Hill Medical Center?
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To Report or Not to Report – Is it Really A Question?
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Nevada's legislature just passed a radical plan to let anybody sign up for Medicaid
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Major insurer Anthem to withdraw from Ohio health care exchange A Major Insurer Just Pulled Out of Obamacare in Ohio—and It Basically Blamed Trump An insurer just made Obamacare's nightmare scenario worse, and it could be 'the tip of the iceberg' Insurer Anthem opens another hole in ACA exchange blanket
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Growing number of zero insurer Obamacare counties for 2018
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As the Senate debates the health law’s repeal, a look back at how insurers treated pre-existing conditions before the Affordable Care Act
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Nuclear:

Westinghouse bankruptcy draws federal scrutiny as V.C. Summer nuclear project's future remains unclear
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Executive Branch weighs in on Westinghouse bankruptcy
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UK:

Another insurer heads for Luxembourg to dodge Brexit upheaval
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60 jobs saved as Leeds insolvency practitioner manufactures rescue deal for office furniture business
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Rights of Foreign Currency Creditors in English Insolvency Proceedings
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RBS finally reached a £200 million settlement with shareholders
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Pre-packs and pensions: It's not broken but needs tweaks
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Bond Dickinson cuts jobs in Bristol
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EU:

EU Cross-Border Insolvency and Rescue – EU Insolvency Regulation
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The Untested $181 Billion Bank Safety Net
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PIIGS:

Grexit risk still exists, former EC chief Jose Manuel Barroso says
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Greek gov't angles for compromise on debt relief Greek ruling party says IMF debt proposal not helpful in impasse 'Time for Greece's partners to deliver,' says EC spokesman IMF offers to sign deal between creditors , Greece
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Greece: Eurozone's Puerto Rico
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Germany to blame for stalled Greek debt talks, says former finance minister
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Spanish bank on the brink of failure is snapped up by larger rival for a euro Spain's Santander rescues Banco Popular from collapse
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Canada:

Defunct mining company owes millions in taxes: Province
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Hamilton steelworkers to vote on Bedrock contract, Nanticoke workers back new deal Steelworkers ratify key agreements in Stelco restructuring
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2016 Pemberton Music Festival faced last-minute cancellation, documents show
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India:

Insolvency code could take time to resolve cases
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War On Bad Loans Being Fought By A Headless Warrior
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DRTs: A Symptom Of India's Poor Debt Recovery
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MENA:

The Qatar flight ban has begun — here's what's happening to fix the biggest feud to hit the Arab world in years Trump says Qatar row shows his Middle East trip 'paying off' Qatar row: Trump claims credit for isolation Trump jumps into worsening dispute between Qatar and powerful bloc of Arab countries Trump made a terrible blunder on Qatar in just 3 tweets The Qatar Rift Is the Middle East's 'Trump Effect' in Action US military praises Qatar , despite Trump tweet Qatar and Its Neighbors Have Been At Odds Since the Arab Spring Arab nations risk gas insecurity over rift with Qatar Qatar Tries to Quell Food-Supply Fears After Crowds Throng Shops Middle East Ports Shun Qatar Russian hackers believed to have planted false news story in Qatar that sparked major conflict in the region
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Arab blockade is nightmare for Qatar Airways
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Creditors Reject Israeli Tycoon Fishman's Controversial Debt Accord
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Nigeria:

Nigeria's unemployment problem is showing no signs of slowing down
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China:

Chinese firm: We're missing $350M after exec's disappearance
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China's economy is becoming more like America’s — and not in a good way
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Hong Kong:

Noble Group's banks poised to decide trading house's fate Banks hold key to Noble Group’s future
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Indonesia:

Recent Developments In Bankruptcy Law And Suspension Of Debt Payments
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China:

China’s $17 Trillion Debt Mountain Isn’t as Scary as It Looks
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Australia:

Insolvency Insights: Disputed goods, PMSIs, liens and administrators
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Major decision on set-off and security interests in insolvency may lead to significant contractual change
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Australians Have So Much Debt They're Becoming Afraid to Spend
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Azerbiajan:

London court makes positive decision on Int'l Bank of Azerbaijan
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Singapore:

Watch the Bond Deadlines of These Four Singapore Companies
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