Cherry Picking

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Cherry Picking

1. In bankruptcy, a decision by a court to uphold contracts with favorable terms toward the company declaring bankruptcy and to nullify contracts with unfavorable terms. Laws restrict the use of cherry picking.

2. An investment strategy in which one picks securities that have been performing well with the expectation that they will continue to perform well. This carries the risk of loss due to an unexpectedly changing trend.
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However, the insurance pools have been deteriorating because Michigan is one of only three states that has not undergone market reforms to address cherry-picking, the practice of selectively covering the young and healthy, and the dumping of the ill.
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Police and council officers hit the streets to catch cherry-picking cabbies red handed.
It will also stop schools cherry-picking the brightest kids from better families.
Best-case has him blossoming as a defender, rebounder and dribble-drive maker and becoming a great example of cherry-picking by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, giving the team something more than the 3-pointers that the GM hopes will ``stretch the court.
THE Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday rejected claims that church schools were cherry-picking the brightest and most wealthy pupils, in a speech defending the role of faith schools.
AFTER Dundee owner Peter Marr accused the Old Firm of cherry-picking his city's best young talent I was handed the plum job of finding out what the fuss was about.
You can tough it through the entire four-routine workout or cheat by cherry-picking your favorites.
The Premier's qualified support for cherry-picking of pupils according to how heads guess they'll perform smacks of the dreaded 11-plus.
Since then however he has watched Mourinho and full-back Paulo Ferreira move to Chelsea, who also seem intent on cherry-picking stars like Deco and Costinha.