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Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Preparations
by J. Michael McBride on 9/20/2013 11:53:15 AM

“Energy Future Holdings seeks $2Billion in loans in preparation for a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.

The Wall Street Journal reports that EFH, formerly TXU Corp., is looking...

Firm Update -- July
by J. Michael McBride on 8/5/2013 10:07:18 AM

July was a good month for us at J. Michael McBride, P.C.. We successfully resolved several preference cases against one of our corporate clients: in one case, a trustee in the Southern District of ...

Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto Now Accepting Bitcoin
by J. Michael McBride on 7/23/2013 8:50:59 AM
"Cash, credit, or Bitcoin? A Palo Alto cafe is adopting a new payment method.

Within the past several weeks, Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto became one of the only brick-and-mortar businesses i...


Detroit emergency manager files bankruptcy
by J. Michael McBride on 7/18/2013 5:42:57 PM
"Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, as the state-appointed emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection.

Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy exp...


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Hear Complaints Regarding Credit History
by J. Michael McBride on 6/10/2013 11:10:54 AM
Consumers can now lodge complaints against financial institutions regarding their credit history/score.  Although the bureau states that it enforces 18 consumer protection laws, a spokeswoman for...

Advisers Give Dewey & LeBoeuf $23.6 million Tab
by J. Michael McBride on 5/13/2013 10:38:51 AM
Various financial, restructuring, and legal advisers submitted final fee requests totaling $23.6 million in the bankruptcy case...

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Banking & Bankruptcy
  • Banking
    • Bailed Out Executives Still Receiving Generous Compensation
    • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Hear Complaints Regarding Credit History
    • Fannie Mae to Allow Borrowers to Modify Loans without Documentation
    • FTC Report Details Errors of the Credit Reporting Industry
    • Geithner Faces Congress on LIBOR Scandal
  • Economic News
    • Another Day Another City Files Bankruptcy
    • Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto Now Accepting Bitcoin
    • Detroit emergency manager files bankruptcy
    • Did The Federal Reserve Play a Role in MF Global's Collapse
    • Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Preparations
    • Fannie and Freddie Employees Rake in the Big Bucks!
    • Greek Austerity Risks Depression
    • Largest Muni Bankruptcy, Jefferson County Ala.
    • North Texas Prosecutors Target White Collar Crime
    • Regulators to Review Forced-Place Insurance
    • SAC Capital Advisors Manager Accused of Pressuring Analyst for Inside Information
    • State of Bankruptcy
    • Student Loan Debt on the Rise
    • The FHA Selling Off Foreclosed Homes
    • Two American Win Nobel Economics Prize
    • Understanding the Impact of the Birmingham Bankruptcy
  • Fun Stuff
    • 2013 Veterans & The Law CLE Seminar
    • Expensive Car Crash
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  • Interesting Cases
    • Advisers Give Dewey & LeBoeuf $23.6 million Tab
    • American Apparel Dodges Bankruptcy
    • AMR & US Airways Approve Merger
    • Avoid Debt Limit by Minting a One Trillion Dollar Coin......Not So Fast
    • Baker McKenzie Sued
    • Bankruptcy Trustees Sue Law Firms
    • Chapter 7 Debtor has 240 Pairs of Shoes
    • Dynegy Bankruptcy Filing
    • Eva Longoria Files Ch 11
    • Famed Designer Betsey Johnson Files Chapter 11
    • Firm Update -- July
    • Judge May Issue Sanctions for Slurs
    • Lift Stay Denied Because US Bank Cannot Prove Ownership
    • More on Longoria Filing
    • New Case Re Transacting Business in Texas
    • Opinion on Defense of Marriage Act…by a Bankrutpcy
    • Patterns: Rise and Fall of Rich
    • Prince Turns the Tables on Debt Collectors
    • Recent Case on Discharge
    • Risky Business or when not to add a lateral hire
    • Saab May File Bankrutpcy
    • Suzuki's American Division Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    • Tax preparation company files for chapter 11
    • Thelen Trustee Files 98 Lawsuits
    • Was the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Bankruptcy Filing