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  • 24-Hour Prepacks

    24-Hour Prepacks

    Much quicker and generally less expensive than traditional chapter 11 filings, prepackaged chapter 11s (prepacks) have been on a steep rise in the last few years — as have “super speedy prepacks.”

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  • Toxic Tort Claims in Bankruptcy

    Toxic Tort Claims in Bankruptcy

    Environmental-contamination claims present tricky issues for debtors seeking a fresh start through bankruptcy, as well as for creditors and purchasers of distressed assets.

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  • In Valuation, Should Management Be Believed?

    In Valuation, Should Management Be Believed?

    Management often has familiarity with a company’s operations, competitors, opportunities and challenges. However, valuation experts shouldn't blindly accept the projections management produces.

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  • August Commercial Chapter 11 Filings 2009-19

    August Commercial Chapter 11 Filings 2009-19

    August Commercial Chapter 11 Filings 2009-19

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  • Media Webinar on the New Bankruptcy Laws1:00:17

    Media Webinar on the New Bankruptcy Laws

    Experts Discuss New Bankruptcy Laws to Help Distressed Small Businesses, Disabled Veterans and Family Farmers on ABI Media Webinar

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  • August Total Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    August Total Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    August Total Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

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  • August Commercial Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    August Commercial Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    August Commercial Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

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  • Arbitrability of Student Loan Dischargeability

    Arbitrability of Student Loan Dischargeability

    In their first years of coexistence, the Bankruptcy Code and Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) rarely, if ever, intersected, but the explosion in student loan debt has finally led to their entanglement.

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  • How Long Will Bankruptcy Filings Remain Stable?

    How Long Will Bankruptcy Filings Remain Stable?

    While filing levels have been relatively unchanged for the last several years, in the bankruptcy world large annual swings in filings are far more common than periods of stability.

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  • Climate-Change Claims in Bankruptcy Courts

    Climate-Change Claims in Bankruptcy Courts

    In In re Peabody Energy Corp., the district court affirmed the bankruptcy court’s finding that causes of action to hold a coal company responsible for climate change were discharged in bankruptcy.

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  • July Total Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    July Total Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    July Total Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19.

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  • Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

    Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

    Kansas City, MO ~ October 3-4

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  • July Commercial Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    July Commercial Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

    July Commercial Bankruptcy Filings 2009-19

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  • July Commercial Chapter 11 Filings 2009-19

    July Commercial Chapter 11 Filings 2009-19

    July Commercial Chapter 11 Filings 2009-19

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  • Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

    Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

    Chicago, IL ~ October 14

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  • Three Bills on the Move in Congress

    Three Bills on the Move in Congress

    The House this week approved both the Small Business Reorganization Act (HR 3311) and the Family Farmer Relief Act (HR 2336) and cleared each of them for action by the Senate as early as next week.

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  • When Pets Are Collateral for Secured Loans

    When Pets Are Collateral for Secured Loans

    Although animal lovers might not want to believe it, it is possible for pets in the U.S. to be seized and sold for debt repayment.

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  • How the Bankruptcy Code Disserves Those Who Have Served

    How the Bankruptcy Code Disserves Those Who Have Served

    Veterans compensation is complex.Proper representation for veterans will give them the best opportunity for success and might avoid bankruptcy altogether.

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  • Self-Inflicted Disability Won’t Make Student Loans Dischargeable, BAP Says

    Self-Inflicted Disability Won’t Make Student Loans Dischargeable, BAP Says

    The BAP avoided making a rule that would have allowed convicted felons to discharge student loans more easily than debtors with clean records.

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  • Supreme Court to Tackle a Bankruptcy Tax Refund Circuit Split

    Supreme Court to Tackle a Bankruptcy Tax Refund Circuit Split

    Circuits are split on whether a tax refund presumptively goes to the subsidiary that created the losses giving rise to the refund.

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  • Words of Caution for Leveraged Lenders

    Words of Caution for Leveraged Lenders

    While economists and policymakers debate over the fragility of the global financial system, one thing is certain: Credit markets remain inundated with low-cost capital looking for gainful returns.

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