Bankruptcy Judge In Landmark Johns-Manville, Madoff Cases Dies

NEW YORK - Longtime U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Burton R. Lifland of the Southern District of New York, who presided over several landmark cases, including Johns-Manville Corp.'s asbestos bankruptcy and the liquidation of the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC estate following Madoff's Ponzi scheme, died Jan. 12, according to a news release issued Jan. 13 by the court.

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