EYECATCHERS: Motsey Settles

What is better than What is better than owing $64 million? Well, owing only $20 million—as, now, does Lammot du Pont ("Motsey") Copeland Jr., a great-great-great -grandson of the founder of the Du Pont dynasty. Climaxing one of history's largest personal bankruptcy actions, his overworked platoon of Wilmington lawyers settled with a creditors' committee, whittling down his debt from a series of misbegotten enterprises.

Motsey, 41, agreed to use income from his trust funds (estimated at more than $400,000 a year) to help pay creditors between 10¢ and 20¢ on the dollar...

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