For Judge Lifland, Compassion And Complexity Ruled The Day

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 9:45 PM EST) -- For more than three decades, the late U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Burton R. Lifland helped define the Chapter 11 landscape in New York and beyond, issuing precedent-setting opinions in the Madoff case and others while never forgetting the human toll of bankruptcy, those who knew him say.

Judge Lifland, who died on Sunday at 84, was a “beloved colleague,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman said before the start of a LightSquared Inc. hearing Monday morning, breaking the news of his passing to a stunned courtroom....
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