Glenn Kurtz and Thomas Lauria of White & Case

In the end, the Obama administration got what it wanted Tuesday when the Supreme Court refused to halt the sale of Chrysler's assets to Fiat. But not before sweating out a frantic opposition from Indiana state pension funds, represented by White & Case attorneys Thomas Lauria and Glenn Kurtz, who had argued that the deal shortchanged their creditor clients, and that the government had improperly given Chrysler bailout funds intended for financial institutions. On Monday our Litigators of the Week had secured a stay of the transaction from Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But the full court ultimately found that the creditors had not met the criteria needed to justify further delaying the deal. We spoke with Kurtz, who claimed a moral victory.

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