Posted Dec 06, 2012 07:47 pm CST
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Summary of Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia’s legal news picks of the week:
A proposal in Congress could mean big changes to the way debtors pay back student loans. Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri wants companies to automatically deduct student loan repayments from employees’ checks—just like the IRS does with your taxes. Also, new national banking regulations from around the world are starting to cause big banks to think twice about expanding their global operations. Finally, a new study has come out ranking BigLaw firms by value. Guess who came out on top.