January 8, 2011
Eva Longoria's Beso Restaurant Goes Under
Court Denies Confirmation of WaMu Chapter 11 Plan
January 7, 2011
Borders' Financial Woes Spark Bankruptcy Debate
Warner Bros. to Handle Distribution on "The Hobbit"
In recent bankruptcy papers, MGM said it needed a loan of $265 million-$275 million for the two "Hobbit" movies, which are projected to cost at least $500 million to produce.
January 6, 2011
Aloha Airlines' Name and Assets Sold
Delta, Bankrupt Mesa Air Settle Claims
January 5, 2011
Bankruptcy Filings Up 9 Percent Nationwide Last Year, Analysis by Professor Ronald Mann Shows
"Mann Finds Rate of Increase Slows, But Still Means 1 in 150 Americans File for Bankruptcy Protection."
January 4, 2011
American Bankruptcy Institute -- Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference
19th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza -- Los Angeles, March 4, 2011
In its 19th year, ABI’s Bankruptcy Battleground West continues the tradition of bringing
seasoned insolvency professionals together to discuss, debate and learn about leading
issues of bankruptcy law.
This year’s program addresses some of the most intriguing issues that have emerged
during the latest insolvency cycle, including California’s municipal financial
troubles, challenges facing insolvent real estate enterprises and the latestlegal
developments in chapter 11 plan confirmation proceedings.
The program will again include a courtroom-style debate featuring two of the leading
practitioners in our field, and a keynote speech by Professor Kenneth N. Klee of the
UCLA School of Law. Klee will share insights and experiences from his recent tenure
as a court appointed examiner in the chapter 11 cases of media giant Tribune Co.
and its subsidiaries.
Interesting speakers such as Central Distirct of California Judges Smith, Russell,
Bauer, Bluebond and Carroll.
Approval for approximately 5 hours of CLE credit and 6 hours of CPE
credit is available.
Milwaukee Archdiocese to Seek Bankruptcy Protection in Wake of Pending Sexual-Abuse Lawsuits
"The Milwaukee Archdiocese said Tuesday it had directed its attorneys to file for bankruptcy protection because pending sexual-abuse lawsuits have left it with debts it can't pay.
The archdiocese was entering Chapter 11 reorganization so it could continue its work as a church while also compensating victims of sexual abuse, Archbishop Jerome Listecki said in a statement posted on the church's website."
Read the article here.
January 3, 2011
JPMorgan Sued by Ponzi Schemer Petters' Receiver
"JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and several other defendants were sued by the receiver for Minnesota businessman Tom Petters, who accused them of missing clues that would have alerted them to the convicted Ponzi schemer's $3.65 billion fraud."