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  • Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains

    Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains

    Bankruptcy 04/15/2016

    For years, Chen Tiantian could only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists in Beijing and a vibrant community in Shanghai, and that in San Francisco, a distant mecca, gay pride parades took up entire ...

  • Passport mark for sex offenders law challenged in court

    Passport mark for sex offenders law challenged in court

    Bankruptcy 03/30/2016

    A judge in Northern California is set to hear arguments over whether to block a new federal law that requires sex offenders to have "unique identifiers" in their passports. U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton has scheduled a hearing Wednesday ...

  • Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    Bankruptcy 05/16/2015

    A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday.   The order came after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of App...

  • Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case

    Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case

    Bankruptcy 01/05/2012

    Court hearings in Jefferson County's record-setting bankruptcy filing are scheduled to resume Thursday. The Birmingham News reports that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett is expected to consider a variety of motions. Jefferson County filed the lar...

  • Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

    Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

    Bankruptcy 12/19/2011

    Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy on Monday, giving up a desperate struggle to stay in business after previous owner General Motors Co. blocked takeover attempts by Chinese investors. Saab CEO Victor Muller personally handed in the bankruptcy appl...

  • Wall St. seeks dismissal of Ala. record bankruptcy

    Wall St. seeks dismissal of Ala. record bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 12/16/2011

    Wall Street creditors asked a federal judge Thursday to throw out the record bankruptcy filed by Alabama's largest county over more than $4 billion in debt, arguing state law doesn't allow it. Lenders claimed during a hearing and in court documents t...

  • City Council in Pa. capital again seeks bankruptcy

    City Council in Pa. capital again seeks bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 12/12/2011

    The City Council has appealed a judge's decision to throw out the bankruptcy petition of Pennsylvania's debt-choked capital city, its attorney said. The appeal was filed Saturday in federal court, City Council attorney Mark Schwartz said in an email....

  • American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

    American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

    Bankruptcy 11/29/2011

    The parent company of American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking relief from crushing debt caused by high fuel prices and expensive labor contracts that its competitors shed years ago. The company also replaced its CEO, and th...

  • Ala. county files for largest municipal bankruptcy

    Ala. county files for largest municipal bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 11/10/2011

    Alabama’s most populous county filed what became the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in an effort to retake control of its beleaguered sewer system and wipe away as much of its whopping $4.15 billion in debt as possible. Jefferson County...

  • MF Global faces class-action suits after bankruptcy

    MF Global faces class-action suits after bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 11/06/2011

    Two class-action lawsuits have been filed against bankrupt brokerage MF Global as customers struggle to recover funds from the first major US casualty of the European debt crisis. On Saturday, Seattle-based Hagens Berman said it was "investigating wh...

  • Debt-crippled Pa. capital files for bankruptcy

    Debt-crippled Pa. capital files for bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 10/13/2011

    Pennsylvania's distressed capital city filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing "imminent jeopardy" from lawsuits related to a debt-saddled municipal incinerator and setting up a power struggle between the mayor and City Council. The federal petition f...

  • Bankruptcy judges asking $100 to cover Kagan talk

    Bankruptcy judges asking $100 to cover Kagan talk

    Bankruptcy 10/05/2011

    The national organization of bankruptcy judges says reporters are welcome to cover Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's talk at its convention in mid-October, if they pay $100. Groups sometimes close their events to the press or allow reporters in wit...

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