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NO CLE - ABI presents - Supreme Court Preview

With the Supreme Court due to hear oral argument on a critical bankruptcy case on January 14, ABI has released the following free video preview of the upcoming High Court bankruptcy cases. This 75 minute program features ABI Resident Scholar Kara Bruce talking with noted appellate advocate and law professor Eric Brunstad (Dechert LLP; Hartford, Conn.). Eric has argued many cases before the Court and is an expert in bankruptcy appellate practice. He discusses in depth Law v.

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NO CLE - Recovery Strategies: Intercompany Claims, Corporate Structure Issues and Unsecured Claim Valuation

The issue of "double-dipping", wherein a creditor is able to increase its recovery by multiplying its allowed claim against a particular entity or asserting claims against multiple entities, has been prevalent in a number of recent restructurings, including American Airlines, Lehman Brothers, CIT Group Inc., Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and AbitibiBowater Inc. This panel will address the concept of "double-dipping", the scenarios under which it arises and their experience in dealing with the issue in various cases.

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NO CLE - Supreme Court Preview

A Preview of upcoming Supreme Court bankruptcy cases, featuring ABI Resident Scholar Kara Bruce talking with Eric Brunstad of Dechert LLP (Hartford, Conn.) to preview the bankruptcy cases that the Supreme Court will consider during its 2013 term. Brunstad, who has argued many cases before the Court and is an expert in bankruptcy appellate practice, discusses in depth Law v. Siegel, which questions whether the court may use its general equitable authority under §105 of the Bankruptcy Code to surcharge a debtor's exempt assets, and Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v.

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NO CLE - Rules Update

Luncheon Presentation: Sponsored by MorrisAnderson

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NO CLE - Current Developments

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NO CLE - Chapter 13 Roundtable

This panel will feature discussion, comments and thoughts on the proposed national uniform chapter 13 plan. Participate in an in-depth discussion on the changes coming to your chapter 13 practice.

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NO CLE - Very Good Debates

Business Debate
Resolved: Success fees for financial advisors should be eliminated.
(Sides to be chosen by a coin toss at the beginning of the session.)
Candace C. Carlyon
Shea & Carlyon Ltd.; Las Vegas
Frank A. Merola
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Los Angeles
Judicial Debate
Resolved: Claims benefiting from third-party guaranties may be separately classified.
Pro: Hon. Barry Russell

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NO CLE - Business Update 2013

Find out the latest happenings in all the Southern Districts. What can impact your practice? What should?

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NO CLE - Buyer Beware: The Potential Downsides of Purchasing Claims and Positions in Troubled Businesses

This panel will examine the risks associated with purchasing claims and debt positions for strategic purposes in bankruptcy cases. Issues to be discussed include whether a claim can be purchased free and clear of any defenses to the claim (KB Toys), designation of claims (DBSD), and other risks associated with the purchase of secured and unsecured claims.

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NO CLE - "Make Them Stop!": The Use of Channeling Injunctions, Bar Orders and Plan Provisions to Prevent or Otherwise Limit Claims

This panel will discuss the creative ways that debtors, committees and settling parties are utilizing channeling injunctions, bar orders and settlements to curtail continued litigation to facilitate settlements in bankruptcy. In particular, the panelists will cover the applicable standards and the benefits that can be obtained for a bankruptcy estate and all settling parties.

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