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Bankruptcy Law

1137 ABA Journal Bankruptcy Law articles.

‘Phenomenal Year’ for Florida Lawyers

Defying predictions of a law practice slowdown, attorneys in South Florida report their business is booming.

“It was a phenomenal year to be a lawyer,” John C. Sumberg, managing partner…

Back in Ball Game: O.J. Book ‘If I Did It’

A highly controversial, near-confessional account by fallen football hero O.J. Simpson of how he might have killed his former wife and a male companion could still be published.

The father…

D.C. Legal Clinic Helps Homeless

With 23 cents in her bank account, Erica Bermudo couldn’t even afford to file for bankruptcy. So she showed up at a one-hour legal clinic held at a local church…

Lawyer in Deep Fryer Over ‘Happy Meal’ Quip

A lawyer who said a bankruptcy judge was “a few french fries short of a Happy Meal” is being ordered to defend his right to practice in her federal court.

More Bankruptcy Lawyers Poached

Big law firms continue to bulk up their bankruptcy practices.

The latest is O’Melveny & Myers, which is adding four bankruptcy partners from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, according to…

Giuliani Firms on Two Sides in Bankruptcy

Two companies owned by GOP presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani did not disclose a potential conflict of interest to a bankruptcy judge, according to the Wall Street…

Business Boom Looms for Subprime Attorneys

Law firms representing subprime mortgage lenders will see a boost in business as they help with bankruptcy filings and fend off government investigations and class action lawsuits, the

Bankruptcy Filings Plummet in 2006, Courts Say

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal court in 2006 plummeted by more than two thirds compared to 2005, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Statistics released today show…

Bankruptcy Judge Warns of Debt Traps

By the time credit-burdened consumers reach his courtroom, they are already in big trouble. So a Rochester, N.Y., bankruptcy judge decided to try to help them get control of their…

Strange New World

Lawyers, debtors and creditors are struggling to absorb sweeping changes in bankruptcy law

Long Road to Recovery

Victims of Hurricane Katrina Face Legal Issues at Every Turn

Church And Chapter 11

Dioceses Faced With Sex-Abuse Scandal Now Confront Issues in Bankruptcy Court

The Exodus Begins

Lawyers Wonder Whether Chapter 7 Will Be a Viable Practice Area Under New Law

Enron Lawyers in the Hot Seat

Bankruptcy Examination Outlines Possible Causes of Action

Debts and Taxes

Student Loan Case Will Determine Whether Debtors May Discharge State Obligations