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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2007

Icahn Enterprises L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

767 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4700, New York, NY 10153
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (212) 702-4300

American Real Estate Partners, L.P. 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Section 8 - Other Events 
Item 8.01 Other Events. 
WPI Litigation
In November and December 2005, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, or the District Court, rendered a decision in Contrarian Funds LLC  v. WestPoint Stevens, Inc. et al., and issued orders reversing certain provisions of the Bankruptcy Court order, or the Sale Order, pursuant to which we acquired our ownership of a majority of the common stock of WPI. WPI acquired substantially all of the assets of WestPoint Stevens, Inc. The District Court remanded to the Bankruptcy Court for further proceedings.

On April 13, 2006, the Bankruptcy Court entered a remand order, or the Remand Order, which provided, among other things, that all of the shares of common stock and rights to acquire shares of common stock of WPI issued to us and the other first lien lenders or held in escrow pursuant to the Sale Order constituted “replacement collateral.” The Bankruptcy Court held that the 5,250,000 shares of common stock that we acquired for cash were not included in the replacement collateral. The Bankruptcy Court also held that, in the event of a sale of the collateral, including the sale of the shares we received upon exercise of certain subscription rights, or the Exercise Shares, all proceeds would be distributed, pro rata, among all first lien lenders, including us, until the first lien debt was satisfied, in full. The parties filed cross-appeals of the Remand Order.
On October 9, 2007, the District Court entered an Order, or the Oct. 9 Order, on the appeal and cross-appeal. The District Court affirmed the Remand Order but held that, as to the Exercise Shares, any sale proceeds would be divided between us and the first lien lenders (including us), generally based upon the ratio of the amount we paid to exercise the rights to the total value of the Exercise Shares on the date they were acquired. We are holders of approximately 39.99% of the outstanding first lien debt and approximately 51.21% of the outstanding second lien debt.
We have the right to appeal the Oct. 9, 2007 Order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Contrarian Funds, LLC and the other first lien lenders who had appealed to the District Court similarly have a right to appeal to the Second Circuit. As part of that appeal, the parties have the right to raise issues relating to the District Court’s November 2005 Opinion, and the Orders entered thereon, as well as relating to the Oct. 9, 2007 Order.

On October 3, 2007, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware In and For New Castle County, or the Chancery Court, issued a Limited Status Quo Order, or the Order, in Beal Bank, S.S.B., et. al. v. WestPoint International, Inc. et. al., in connection with the complaint filed on January 19, 2007, as amended, by Beal Bank, S.S.B. and certain creditors of WestPoint Stevens, Inc., collectively, the Plaintiffs. The Order required that WPI and subsidiaries, or the Company seek a further court order, obtain consent, or give notice before engaging in certain actions. On October 15, 2007, the Chancery Court issued a Modified Limited Status Quo Order, or the Modified Order, modifying certain provisions of the prior order to permit the Company to conduct ordinary course of business activities without further notice, consent, or order, including (i) ordinary course of business sales and purchases provided any particular transaction does not exceed $20,000,000 and (ii) transfers of excess inventory, unused equipment and/or unused real property to an unrelated third party provided the sale price for any particular real property transaction does not exceed $30,000,000,
We continue to vigorously defend against all claims asserted in the Federal and Delaware proceedings and believe that we have valid defenses. However, we cannot predict the outcome of these proceedings or the ultimate impact on our investment in WPI or the business prospects of WPI.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  By:   Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
  its General Partner
  By:  /s/ Keith A. Meister
Keith A. Meister
Principal Executive Officer
Date: October 15, 2007