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American Bankruptcy Institute appoints Paul Hage newsletter editor
Paul Hage, an associate at Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been appointed newsletter editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee Newsletter. Jaffe CEO Bill Sider made the announcement.
The publication informs ABI members of recent developments in case law and issues pertaining to unsecured trade creditors in bankruptcy. As newsletter editor, Hage’s goal is to increase the volume of articles in each issue, while maintaining the publication’s high-quality and timely content.
Hage brings extensive experience to the role. He has published dozens of articles on bankruptcy and speaks at national industry events throughout the year. In addition to this new role,  Hage is contributing editor and author for the Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice treatise, the Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses treatise and the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice.
Hage earned his bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and his juris doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Hage continued his education and earned his master of laws in bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law.

OCBA race returns to autumn Sept. 23
A spring staple for more than three decades, the Oakland County Bar Association’s “Race Judicata” sported an early autumn flavor last year, a change of pace that will be repeated in 2012 when the event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 23.
The 33rd annual event – which features 5-kilometer and 10-km races along with a 5-km walk — will be staged at Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills on September 23, according to OCBA organizers.
This year’s event is being chaired by Meredith Taunt, while the vice chair is Wayne Kauffman. The fun will begin at 9 a.m. with a 5-km walk, while the 5-km and 10-km runs will start at 9:30 at Andover High School, located off Long Lake Road near Telegraph. Primary sponsors for this year’s event are Dean & Fulkerson; Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; and Tower Computer Services.
Registration is available online at www.ocba.org. The pre-registration deadline is Sept. 18, while race day registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. at Andover. The cost of entering the runs is $15, while the entry fee for the walk is $10. The costs climb $5 for both the runs and the walk on race day.
In addition to individual competition, the Race Judicata features team contests in the 5-km and 10-km events. Teams must have a minimum of three runners, but no more than five. The top three finishing times of team members will be used to calculate the overall mark.

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