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  • Bankruptcy reform
  • Bankruptcy statistics
  • Collateral estoppel
  • Cramdown
  • Credit counseling
  • Debt collection
  • Deepening insolvency
  • Derivatives
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  • Exceptions to discharge
  • Executory contracts and unexpired leases
  • Exemptions
  • Exit financing
  • Foreign proceedings
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Homestead exemption
  • In pari delicto
  • Municipality
  • Payday loans
  • Plan confirmations
  • Preferences
  • Rejection of collective bargaining agreements
  • Student loans
  • Subprime lending
  • Valuation

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4th Cir.: Ch. 11 Trustee Can't Recover Insurance Premiums From ‘Mere Conduit'
July 31
Puerto Rico Municipal Bankruptcy Proposed by Pierluisi in U.S. House Bill
July 31
New World Resources Seeks Creditor Protection in New York
July 31
Zodiac Pool Care Supplier Seeks U.S. Bankruptcy Protection Under Chapter 15
July 31
Revel Allowed to Pay Bonuses If Sale Nets High Enough Price
July 31
Banks’ Slow Processing of Mortgage Aid Increases Risk of Foreclosure, Audit Says
July 31
Law Firms Topple Malpractice Suit Over Alleged Role in Stanford Ponzi
July 31
Firrea-Fueled Penalty Against BofA Signals More Risk for Large Institutions
July 31
Former Public Charity Failed to Justify Non-Debtor Release Provisions in Ch. 11 Plan
July 30
Bankruptcy Judge Allows Class Certification Of MF Global Employees' Vacation Pay Claim
July 30
Successor Liability in the Bankruptcy Context: Check Your Own Ignition Switch!
July 30
ABA Tax Section Seeks Legislative Fixes For Bankruptcy Code on Late-Filed Returns
July 30
Consumer Lender to Military Members Ordered to Relieve Debt Under Settlement
July 30
Regulators' Bid to End ‘Too Big to Fail’ Could Rest on Obscure Contract Language
July 30
San Bernardino Judge Accuses Fire Union of ‘Stonewalling’ Negotiations
July 29
Detroit Was Insolvent When It Filed For Bankruptcy, Auditor Says in Report
July 29
‘Smart Grid' Developer Ambient Files Chapter 11 in Delaware to Sell to Ericsson
July 29
Check-Cashing Provider's Funds Processed By Debtor Are Property of Bankruptcy Estate
July 29
Construction Service Provider WRS Infrastructure Files for Chapter 11 in Florida
July 29
GAO Reviews CFPB Civil Penalty Fund; Makes Suggestion to Improve Transparency
July 29
Rust-Oleum Maker RPM International To Pay $797.5 Million to Asbestos Trust
July 28
Fisker Liquidation Approved After $149.2M Asset Sale to Wanxiang Group
July 28
Court Disallows Law Firm's Administrative Claim in Debtor's Estate; No ‘Recovery'
July 28
CFPB Presses Into Uncharted Territory As It Mulls Debt Collection Rules for Banks
July 28
Fed Clears Zions Refiled Capital Plan; Bank Meets Minimum Post-Stress Ratio
July 28
GSE Wins Approval of Recovery Plan Giving Lenders Control of the Company
July 25
Nortel U.S. Unit Agrees to Pay As Much As $1 Billion in Interest to Bondholders
July 25
6th Cir. BAP Adopts Majority Approach On Chapter 20 Debtors and Lien-Stripping
July 25
Creditor Fails to Prove Fraud; Debt Not Excepted From Discharge
July 25
Sbarro Insurers Don't Benefit From Chapter 11 Plan Injunction
July 25
Bipartisan House Bill Would Have FSOC Give More Notice Throughout SIFI Process
July 25
CFPB Proposal Calls for More Data on Loans, Seeks to Update Mortgage Reporting Rules
July 25
Consumer Debtors Had Fewer Assets And Liabilities in 2013, AOUSC Reports
July 24
Edwin Watts Golf Shops Tees Up 2.7 Percent Recovery to Unsecured Creditors
July 24
Loehmann's Wins Court Approval Of Chapter 11 Liquidation Plan
July 24
Energy Future Invites Bids For Oncor Unit as Plan Scrapped
July 24
Court Affirms That Flintkote Is Not Limited To Prepetition Business Under Section 524(g)
July 24
Dispute Over Qimonda Patent Licensees After Foreign Bankruptcy Continues at High Court
July 24
Long Island Retirement Home Amsterdam House Files Chapter 11
July 24
Barney Frank Revisits Old Committee; Defends Dodd-Frank to Republican Critics
July 24
FTC, CFPB, 15 States Announce Sweep Against Alleged Foreclosure-Relief Scams
July 24
Bankruptcy Court Properly Exercised Jurisdiction Over Legal Malpractice Claim
July 23
Miami Jai-Alai Confirms Liquidating Chapter 11 Plan Following Auction
July 23
Ruling Explains and Extends Application of Good Faith Defense to Fraudulent Transfer Actions in SIPA Context
July 23
Fuel-Cell Maker ClearEdge Sells To South Korea-Based Doosan Corp.
July 23
Alabama Chapter 7 Lawyer Found Collecting Fees Improperly From Low-Income Clients
July 23
District Court Rejects Motion to Withdraw Howrey Litigation From Bankruptcy Court
July 23
U.S. Said Poised to Label MetLife as Systemically Important
July 23
Detroit Workers Back City's Benefit-Cutting Bankruptcy Plan
July 22
Appeals Court Orders Travelers to Abide By $500 Million Asbestos Settlement
July 22
Cloud Computing Services Provider Cloudeeva Files for Chapter 11 Protection in New Jersey
July 22
Silver Jeans Company Files Chapter 11 To Liquidate in Going-Out-of-Business Sales
July 22
Class Strikes Deal With Freedom Industries Over W.Va. Chemical Spill Into Water Supply
July 22
Dueling Reports From House Staffers Issued on Dodd-Frank Fourth Anniversary
July 22
CFPB Begins Taking Prepaid Card Complaints As Agency Prepares Rule with Protections
July 22
FTC, New York Attorney General Halt Fraudulent Debt-Collection Operation
July 22
Ormet Smelter Sale Approved Over Pension Trust Objection
July 21
Approval of Coldwater Creek's Settlement With Creditors Greases Slide to Confirmation
July 21
Regulators' Bid to End ‘Too Big to Fail’ Could Rest on Obscure Contract Language
July 30
Bankruptcy Court Properly Denied Debtor's Motion to Reject Oil, Gas Lease
July 21
Oklahoma's Epworth Villa Retirement Community Files for Chapter 11 Protection
July 21
Report Details Progress on Dodd-Frank Four Years After Signing Into Law
July 21
Stanford Losses Not Covered By SIPC, D.C. Circuit Concludes
July 21
Solar Panel Maker Is First Chinese Restructuring to File Under Chapter 15
July 18
R.J. Reynolds Descendant Bets On Bankrupt Crumbs Cupcake Chain
July 18
Dewey's Operations Chief Says He Was Only an Employee of Firm, Not an Insider
July 18
Judgment Against Former Ch. 11 Trustee For Breach of Duties Is Nondischargeable
July 18
Bankruptcy Court's Interpretation of Order Upheld
July 18
Foreclosures Drop to Pre-Housing-Bust Level, Showing Evidence of Home Market Rebound
July 18
DOJ Official Denies Choke Point Is Political; Reiterates Aim Is Fighting Consumer Fraud
July 18
Certification Granted for FDCPA Class Alleging Creditor Wasn't Clearly Identified
July 18
Conyers Introduces Bills Protecting Workers In Ch. 9 Cases; Preventing Utility Termination
July 17
Fifth Circuit Panel Wants Full Court To Reconsider Pro-Snax Legal Fee Rules
July 17
Debt Collector's Practice of Filing ‘Stale Claims' in Bankruptcy Court Violates FDCPA
July 17
Essar Steel Files Chapter 15 in Delaware To Support Canadian Reorganization Plan
July 17
$210K Withdrawal Liability Not Discharged In Prior Bankruptcy, District Court Finds
July 17
Bills Coming on Too-Big-to-Fail, Federal Reserve Oversight, Hensarling Says
July 17
SEC's Gallagher Adds to FSOC Criticism, Supports Bill for Increased Transparency
July 17
CFPB Seeks to Give Consumers A Voice, Proposes Narratives for Complaint Database
July 17
Law Firm's Verification Failed to Satisfy the FDCPA As a Matter of Law, Sixth Circuit Says
July 17
House Panel Considers Draft Bill Providing Orderly Liquidation of Large Financial Firms
July 16
Furniture Brands Confirms Chapter 11 Liquidating Plan Following Sale to KPS
July 16
Detroit Retirees, Workers Plead For End to Bankruptcy Pain at Hearing
July 16
In re Fisker: Eroding RadLAX on Credit Bidding
July 16
Love Culture Is Most Recent Womenswear Chain to File Bankruptcy
July 16
LightSquared Reaches Accord With Ergen On Reorganizing Debt Owed to Dish Network
July 16
Pro Bono Appearance for Chapter 7 Debtor Doesn't Conflict With Representing Creditors
July 16
Acting as Client's Real Estate Agent Involved Business Deal, Not Personal-Interest Conflict
July 16
Madoff's Sons Deleted E-Mails, Hindered SEC Probe, Trustee Says
July 16
Intervention in Fraudulent Transfer Action Denied
July 16
Secrecy of ‘Too Big to Fail’ Panel Targeted By Bipartisan Bill Calling for Early SIFI Notice
July 16
Lawmaker Warns About SIFI Designations; Sees Unintended Consequences from FSOC
July 16
Travelers Ordered to Abide By $500 Million Asbestos Pact
July 22
Solar Panel Make Is First Chinese Restructuring to File Under Chapter 15
July 18
Republicans Slam Operation Choke Point; DOJ Official Emphasizes Its Targeted Nature
July 16
Oil Tanker Owner Windsor Petroleum Transport Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
July 15
MERS May Serve as Representative For Actual Noteholder Under Wyoming Law
July 15
Motion to Reopen for Lack of Jurisdiction Denied
July 15
Citigroup to Pay $7 Billion To Settle Mortgage-Bond Probe
July 15
Critics Attack DOJ Settlement with Citigroup; Say Deal Reaffirms ‘Too Big to Jail' Policy
July 15
Illinois AG Files Fraud Suits Against Debt-Relief Companies Targeting Students
July 15
Crumbs Cupcake Chain Files Bankruptcy With Bidder Lined Up
July 14
Russian Tax Agency, Finance Ministry Issue New Guidelines on VAT Liabilities
July 14
Debtor's Conversion Motion Should Not Have Been Denied Absent Bad Faith Finding
July 14
CFPB Guidance on ‘Mini-Correspondents'; Agency to Check for Brokers' Evasion Moves
July 14
Payday Loan Brokers' Settlement Requires Surrender of Vehicles, Assets
July 14
Bill Requires Corporations to Give Workers, Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy
July 11
Genco Sails Out of Chapter 11 With $1.2 Billion Debt Reduction
July 11
Detroit Voting Deadline Sets Stage For Final Bankruptcy Showdown
July 11
Bankruptcy Court Clearly Erred in Allowing Separate Classification of Trade Creditors
July 11
Fed's No. 2 Questions Big-Bank Breakup, Saying Task Would Have ‘Uncertain Payoff'
July 11
Overdue Payments on Cards Fall in Early ‘14; Group Sees Delinquencies Remaining Low
July 11
Wells Fargo, BofA Overcome Miami's Mortgage Race-Bias Suits
July 11
Puerto Rico Representative Explores Changes to Bankruptcy Law
July 10
Specialty Retailer Brookstone Consummates Chapter 11 Plan After Sale to Sailing Capital
July 10
Fifth Circuit Disagrees With Third Circuit, Funds Held by Trustee Must Go to Creditors
July 10
Trustee's Avoidance Powers an ‘Inch Too Short' to Reach Debtor's Transfer of Property
July 10
In Latest FSOC Investigation Move, Garrett Questions Role of New York Fed
July 10
CalPERS May Not Get Special Protection in Bankruptcy, Judge Says
July 9
Military Bootmaker Tactical Files For Chapter 11, Seeks Quick Auction
July 9
The Toolbox: Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison
July 9
FDIC Wins Reversal on Tax Refund In Bank Holding Company Bankruptcy Case
July 9
Issuer of Mortgage-Backed Securities Barred From Pursuing Breach of Contract Claims
July 9
Rep. Issa Warns of Danger of Choke Point, But Questions Effectiveness of Legislation
July 9
Fontainebleau Trustee Moves for Approval Of $83M Settlement With Former Officers
July 8
Pretty Girl Retailer Files When Hit With A Judgment Awarded to Former Employee
July 8
District Court Withdraws Reference; Relies On Supreme Court's Executive Benefits
July 8
Fed Reports on Mortgage Servicing Settlement: Borrowers Cash $3.1B in Checks
July 8
Profits From Finishing Bankrupt Firms' Cases Belong to Law Firms That Completed Them
July 7
Madoff Trustee Can't Sue Over Foreign Transfers, Judge Rules
July 7
Uranium Producer USEC Can Seek Creditor Vote on Exit Plan
July 7
Plextronics Chapter 11 Dismissed, No Funds for Unsecured Creditors
July 7
Ponzi Transfers Avoidable Subject to Good Faith
July 7
Detroit Suburb Gets Emergency Manager As Pension Obligations Contribute to Woes
July 7
SunTrust to Pay Up to $320 Million To End Probe Into Mortgage Modifications
July 7
Syncora Can Fight Detroit Over $15 Million Monthly Casino Taxes
July 3
General Motors Judge Says Concealing Switch Defect Would Have Been Fraud
July 3
Genco Shipping & Trading Wins Approval Of Restructuring Plan After Value Ruling
July 3
China Natural Gas Goes From Reorganization to Chapter 7 Liquidation
July 3
Court Says Question Remains Whether Cattle Transfer Is Bailment Under Neb. Law
July 3
Bankruptcy Code Preempts Enforcement Of New Jersey Rule, Violates Automatic Stay
July 3
Grocery Chain Fresh & Easy Receives Plan Confirmation to Fully Pay Creditors
July 2
Ormet Sells Mineral Rights To Triad Hunter for $22.3 Million
July 2
Quiznos Consummates Prepackaged Ch. 11 Plan, Emerges From Bankruptcy
July 2
Falcon Steel Files for Chapter 11 In Texas as Oncor Project Winds Down
July 2
‘Living Wills' for Banks Get Silent Treatment From Regulators
July 2
Finding of Fraudulent Intent Supported
July 2
Court Halts Company's Collection Of Supposedly False Payday Debts
July 2
‘Meaningful Review’ Required Under FDCPA For Debt Collection Suits, Federal Judge Says
July 2
HSBC to Pay $10 Million To Settle U.S. Fraud Suit
July 2
Supreme Court Will Revisit Questions Regarding Article III and Litigant Consent
July 1
Sanction Imposed by Another Court Doesn't Mitigate Discipline for Same Conduct
July 1
Michigan Governor Signs Legislation To Pay Benefits to Former Delphi Workers
July 1
Withdrawal Granted Only as to Jury Trial, Selection
July 1
PBGC Multiemployer Program at High Risk Of Insolvency by 2025, Agency Report Says
July 1
High Court Won't Review Rulings Involving Madoff, Picard, U.K.-Based Fund Adviser
July 1
New York to Offer Distressed Borrowers Loans; AG Settles on Reverse Mortgage Issue
July 1
Michigan Supreme Court Revives Suit On Use of Middlemen to Collect Debts
July 1
Mobile-Phone Provider MIG LLC Files Second Bankruptcy Since 2009
June 30
Transfer Pricing at Heart of Battle Over $7.3 Billion Allocation in Nortel Bankruptcy
June 30
Bankruptcy Court Erred in Holding Debtor Consented to Adjudication of Claims
June 30
Judicial Estoppel Applied in Patent Litigation
June 30
Bill to Curtail Operation Choke Point Is Latest Republican Effort to Stop Program
June 30
Treasury Announces Initiative to Lure Private Capital to Home Mortgage Market
June 30
Failing to List Claim in Bankruptcy Filing No Bar to Bringing Bias Claim, 7th Cir. Says
June 27
Some Financial Creditors Say Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ Discriminates in Favor of Retirees
June 27
Chaori Solar Energy Bankruptcy Case Accepted by China's Shanghai Court
June 27
AIG Gives Freedom Full $3M Pollution Policy To Cover Liabilities for W.Va. Chemical Spill
June 27
FDIC Wins Reversal on Tax Refund In Sixth Circuit BHC Bankruptcy Case
July 9
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Parmalat's U.S. Suit Against Grant Thornton
June 27
Regulator Announces Availability of Data For Gauging Systemic Risk of 33 Big Banks
June 27
OCC Reports Sharp Drop in Foreclosures; Data Show Delinquent Mortgages Also Down
June 27
Ninth Circuit Revives Debtor's FDCPA Claims Based on Facts in Misrouted Dunning Letter
June 27
Fees, Commission Must Be ‘Reasonable' Under Code Even if Valid Under State Law
June 26
Another Asarco Contribution Suit Untimely; Bankruptcy Settlement Approval Started Clock
June 26
Assignee's Proof of Claim Is Sufficient Despite Lacking Information From Rule 3001
June 26
FSOC's Lew Sees Significant Drop In Big Banks' Market Advantage Due to Size
June 26
Fannie-Freddie Regulator Starts New Push for HARP Refinancing
June 26
Judgment Offer Moots FDCPA Class Action Where No Certification Motion Was Filed
June 26
FTC Stops Another Deceptive Debt Collector; Operator Will Pay $100,000, Forfeit Assets
June 26
City of Detroit Wants Judge to See The Good, Bad, and Ugly on Bus Tour
June 25
Brookstone Wins Approval of Sale To Chinese Buyers, Plan to Exit Bankruptcy
June 25
Metex Confirms Another Asbestos-Related Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan in New York
June 25
Asarco's Contribution Suit Time-Barred; Bankruptcy Settlement Approval Started Clock
June 25
Ex-Madoff Accountant Konigsberg Pleads Guilty to Aiding in Massive Fraud
June 25
Lew Defends FSOC on Republican Critiques Of No Transparency, Eagerness to Regulate
June 25
Regulator Gives Rejected Big Banks Six More Months to Revise Capital Plans
June 25
Second Circuit Rejects RESPA, FDCPA, N.Y. Claims Against Citi Unit
June 25
Octaviar Wins Recognition of Foreign Proceeding in Latest Fight With Drawbridge
June 24
Two Buyers Purchase Atlanta's Morris Brown College for $14.5 Million
June 24
Nautilus Files for Bankruptcy On Container Charter Rate Drop
June 24
Court Finds Fiduciary Relationship, Defalcation; Debt Excepted From Discharge
June 24
Some Financial Creditors Say Detroit ’Grand Bargain’ Discriminates in Favor of Retirees
June 27
AG Holder: DOJ Operation Choke Point To Continue Targeting Banks That Abet Fraud
June 24
9th Cir.: Wash. Law Permits Receivership Of Master Tapes to Satisfy Debt Judgment
June 24
Southern Montana Electric Co-Op Receives Confirmation of Chapter 11 Plan
June 23
Milwaukee Church's Plan Frozen Until Cemetery Appeal Decided
June 23
Source Home Files Bankruptcy As Magazine Readers Go Online
June 23
Prepetition Medicaid Withholdings Are Avoidable Preference Payments
June 23
Bills to Reorganize, Suspend FSOC Authority On SIFIs Clear Committee on Party-Line Vote
June 23
Time-Barred Action Offends FDCPA, Court Holds
June 23
Good News for ‘Ch. 20’ Debtors: Wholly Unsecured Junior Liens Can Be Stripped Off
June 20