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    • Followup: Seemingly there is more to this. I bolded summary ~RS 10/22/20: Debtor files docket 1566 to retain and employ White & Case LLP attorneys (former Sidley Austin attorneys) 8. The Debtors are requesting authorization to retain White & Case as their lead restructuring counsel as of October 23, 2020 because the core members of the legal team began transitioning their practices to White & Case from Sidley Austin LLP (“Sidley”) as of such date. These attorneys, who include Jessica C. K. Boelter, Michael C. Andolina and Matthew E. Linder, have led the Debtors’ restructuring efforts for the past two years, including the first eight months of the Debtors’ chapter 11 cases. Blair Warner and Laura Baccash, critical members of the legal team, and Andrew O’Neill, who has appeared in front of the Court on behalf of the Debtors, have also transitioned their practices to White & Case. Accordingly, these attorneys have extensive preand postpetition experience providing legal services to the Debtors, including significant knowledge of the Debtors’ non-profit operations, financial affairs, liabilities, organizational structure, and the legal issues being addressed in the Debtors’ restructuring. Moreover, these attorneys are familiar with the numerous stakeholders that are actively participating in these cases. For this reason alone, White & Case is uniquely able to represent the Debtors in these chapter 11 cases. ... 10. For the foregoing reasons, White & Case is both well qualified and uniquely able to represent the Debtors in these chapter 11 cases. The Debtors could not replace the core members of the White & Case team without incurring significant costs in terms of the time and money that would be required to select and educate replacement counsel. Moreover, the Debtors have requested that White & Case and Sidley work cooperatively to ensure that the transition of services to White & Case does not interrupt or delay the Debtors’ restructuring efforts. ... 12. The Debtors anticipate that White & Case will replace Sidley as restructuring counsel in rendering the foregoing professional services. This transition is ongoing, and the Debtors expect it to be completed within the next several weeks. In light of the integral role of the core legal team members who have transitioned their practice to White & Case from Sidley, the Debtors submit that the retention of White & Case as lead bankruptcy counsel is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances. White & Case has indicated its desire and willingness to act in these cases and render necessary professional services to the Debtors, subject to the Court’s entry of an order approving the Firm’s retention as of October 23, 2020. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/857764_1566.pdf 10/22/20: Debtor withdraws above document (1566)??? https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/857818_1570.pdf
    • Can't sue schools or the government? Not true.  I wonder who sues school districts more often - parents or the teachers union.  There can be some general restrictions, e.g.,  Federal Tort Claims Act states a two year time limit for claimants against the federal government but there are exceptions for actions in the line of military service and time extensions if government agencies hid information or stonewalled the legal process.  My $0.02,
    • I'm terribly sorry to hear about the loss of the troop.  Just reminds us all of how important developing a strong troop leadership team really is.
    • I was wondering about that too.  After two reads, I found the quote: Sounds like their council shooting sports committee approved it.
    • I actually think your proposal is a reasonable response.  Parents failed.  Teachers failed.  Police failed.  Many, many parts of the system failed here.  If damaged needs to be made whole, it's our whole society that should pay the price. 
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