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  • Supreme Court Doesn't Help Madoff Trustee: Bankruptcy

    The Bernard Madoff trustee, who will try to reinstate hundreds of lawsuits through an appeal to be argued March 5 in Manhattan, had his chances of success dealt a blow last week when the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case involving R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme.

  • Lehman Bankruptcy Judge Peck Joins Firm Morrison Foerster

    The judge who presided over the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the largest in U.S. history, will join law firm Morrison Foerster LLP next month to help lead its restructuring and insolvency group.

  • Lehman Seeks Approval of $2.15 Billion Fannie Mae Accord

    Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. asked a bankruptcy court to approve a $2.15 billion settlement that would resolve an $18.9 billion claim filed against the defunct bank by Fannie Mae.

  • Lehman, SunCal, Vertis, American Media: Bankruptcy

    Bank of America NA was on the losing end of an opinion in which the bankruptcy judge ruled Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is entitled to the return of $500 million that the bank improperly set off in violation of the so-called automatic stay.

  • Loehmann’s, C-Bass, Lehman, MGM, Madoff: Bankruptcy

    Discount retailer Loehmann’s Inc. , unable to complete an exchange offer in October, filed a Chapter 11 petition today in New York with agreement on a plan to swap $110 million in secured notes for the new equity.

  • Tribune, Lehman, Visteon, Mexicana, Sea Island, Gemcraft: Bankruptcy

    Publisher Tribune Co. announced yesterday that mediation resulted in agreement with some creditors on a reorganization plan along the lines proposed earlier this month by creditors Oaktree Capital Management LP and Angelo Gordon & Co.

  • Rangers, Lehman, Movie, Truvo, Tronox,: Bankruptcy

    The bankruptcy judge for the Texas Rangers professional baseball club had barely given formal approval yesterday for auction procedures before secured lenders filed a motion asking for reconsideration.

  • Quebecor, Christ Hospital, Madoff, Patriot: Bankruptcy

    The hopes of Quebecor World (USA) Inc. creditors for a major payday were dashed again when a district judge upheld dismissal of a lawsuit to recover $376 million for bonds repurchased within three months of the company’s bankruptcy in January 2008.

  • Atari Wins Approval to Send Plan to Vote: Bankruptcy

    Atari Inc., the bankrupt video-game maker, won court approval to seek creditors’ votes on its plan to exit bankruptcy protection as a going concern.

  • Syms, Lehman, FirstFed, Global Aviation: Bankruptcy

    Syms Corp. and the discount retailer’s official shareholders’ committee are opposing a request by the official creditors’ committee to delay a hearing related to the global settlement announced last week.

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