March Madness: The Weil Bankruptcy Blog’s Sweet Sixteen

In the spirit of March Madness, we’ve asked the attorneys in Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring department to compile a list of the most influential, transformative, or game-changing U.S. bankruptcy decisions of all time – a “Sweet Sixteen of Bankruptcy.”  In the coming weeks, we’ll be asking you to decide the winners of each matchup and crown the ultimate champion of our Big Dance of Bankruptcy.  Will it be crowd-favorite and number one seed 203 North LaSalle?  Will Philadelphia Newspapers pull out an early bracket-busting victory over Owens Corning?  Or will Chateaugay (the “Krzyzewski” of the bankruptcy world) leverage its home-turf advantage to a coveted spot in the Final Four?  Unlike your NCAA bracket (from which you’ve undoubtedly already been eliminated from contention), you decide the winners of the 2011 Bankruptcy Blog Bracket.   So keep checking in with us to vote on the next round of heavyweight matchups.   At the conclusion, we’ll announce which Gatorade-soaked decision will celebrate “One Shining Moment” as it cuts down the nets on either end of the [bankruptcy] court.   In the immortal words of Dick Vitale (and, we’ve heard, Vern Countryman), “It’s awesome, baby!”
To complete your brackets, please click on the link at the end of the case brackets.
Today’s Sweet Sixteen bracket picks must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday.  Click on each case to see our take on the decision.

The Classics
Northern Pipeline Co. v. Marathon Pipeline Co.
Protective Committee for Ind. Stockholders of TMT Trailer Ferry, Inc. v. Anderson
Butner v. United States
Pepper v. Litton
Early Bankruptcy Code Years
National Labor Relations Board v. Bildisco and Bildisco
Unsecured Creditors Comm. v. Noyes (In re STN Enters. Inc.)
In re Lionel
United States v. Whiting Pools, Inc.
Getting Settled In
United Savings Assn. of Texas v. Timbers of Inwood Forest
MacArthur v. Johns-Manville Corp.
United States v. Ron Pair (In re Ron Pair Enters.)
United States v. The LTV Corp. (In re Chateaugay Corp.)
New Kids on the Block
Bank of Am. Nat’l Trust & Sav. Assoc. v. 203 North LaSalle St. P’ship
Till v. SCS Credit Corp.
In re Owens Corning
In re Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC

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