Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Smolinsky Sees Similarities Between Reader's Digest, Kodak
Consultant: More Big Law Firms Will "Implode"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case
Bill on Bankruptcy: MF Global Creditors Undeterred by Low Value
Law Firm Bankruptcies Present Lessons for Distressed Businesses with Human Capital
Bill on Bankruptcy: Fee Agreement Puts Law Firm In Trustee's Sights
Bill on Bankruptcy: Will 2013 Be Kind To The Bankruptcy Bar?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Surprises For AMR, MF Global Creditors
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In This Issue:
- What's the Matter With Zynga?
- Video game maker drops gun makers, not their guns
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