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Sears, Lampert Found Key Ally in ‘Hands on’ Bankruptcy Judge

  • Judge Drain showed little patience with some Sears critics
  • Drain pushed both sides during meetings in his court chambers
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Sears Files for Bankruptcy After 134 Years in Business

Judges often keep their opinions to themselves until they are ready to make a final ruling.

No one who watched Sears Holdings Corp. struggle to survive in the last few months would say that about Robert Drain, the 16-year veteran of the federal bankruptcy court in New York who is overseeing the Chapter 11 case.