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How three companies tied up up to $1 billion in cash available for victims of the 2017 North Bay firestorm

“We have done everything humanly possible to help these people recover,” she said. Meanwhile, “it stands to reason that (payment) would be sought for damage to our infrastructure as a result of the PG&E wildfires.” The companies may not receive the sums they have claimed, and the dispute over payments could end up in US […]

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FTX was run as a ‘personal fiefdom’, faced hacks, missing assets – lawyers

NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – FTX was run as a “personal fiefdom” of former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, lawyers for the collapsed crypto exchange said in its first bankruptcy hearing then that they detailed ongoing challenges such as hacks and missing assets. In the most publicized crypto explosion to date, FTX filed for protection in […]

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“Complete Failure:” Filing Reveals Stunning Mismanagement Within FTX

New York CNN Business — A new court filing involving Sam Bankman-Fried’s bankrupt corporations reveals a crypto empire that was colossally mismanaged and potentially fraudulent — a “complete failure of corporate controls” that dwarfs even that of Enron. “Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a […]

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Bankruptcy seeks to shield Burgdorf man from debt incurred in court judgment – ​​Loveland Reporter-Herald

DENVER — An effort by a Burgdorf man to rid himself of debt through Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be foiled by federal law enforcement. The Law: US Code Section 523 of Title 11, which states that debt incurred under false pretences or fraud cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. The US Bankruptcy Court for the District […]

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Chester Water Authority compares a receiver’s bankruptcy filing to the logic of thieves

CHESTER – The lawyer for the Chester Water Authority has likened the town receiver’s filing for bankruptcy on behalf of the city of Chester to the “logic of bank robbers”. “They’re holding pensioners hostage and they’re using bank robber logic,” Chester Water Authority lawyer Francis Catania said of receiver Michael T. Doweary, adding that logic […]

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Democratic Rep. Katie Porter takes on Republican Scott Baugh in California’s 47th congressional district election

Chris Carlson/AP Photo; Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images; Initiated Representative Katie Porter is running against Republican Scott Baugh in California’s 47th congressional district. The 47th District is located along the California coast in Orange County. Porter has a massive war chest — she ranks in the top five fundraisers for Congress. Democratic […]

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Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook conspiracy trial moves to punitive damages phase

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Infowars host Alex Jones faces stiffer penalties over the sizable amount he already owes for spreading conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. , as the punitive damages phase began Friday in a trial. submitted by the families of the victims. A Connecticut jury last month ordered Jones and […]

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State-appointed receiver investigates phishing scam that drained $400,000 from Chester coffers

A phishing scam siphoned more than $400,000 from Chester in June, and the state-appointed receiver who manages the beleaguered city’s finances wants to know why his office wasn’t notified until two weeks ago. In a memo sent Monday to Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Chester City Council, Michael T. Doweary said “the whole incident is extremely […]

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Paul Canepa and Elbert Holman discuss county issues at The Record

Paul Canepa, local businessman and Stockton councilman, and Elbert Holman, former vice mayor of Stockton and retired law enforcement officer, sat down with the Record on October 25 to discuss representation of North Stockton on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. The two lifelong Stockton residents who helped the city through bankruptcy together as […]

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Real estate schemer charged with $1.1 million in bankruptcy fraud | USAO-EDMI

DETROIT – A real estate investor, who was previously charged in a $600,000 wire fraud scheme, has now been charged with multiple counts of fraudulent bankruptcy totaling more than $1.1 million, the company announced today. American lawyer Dawn N. Ison. Ison was joined in the announcement by James A. Tarasca, special agent in charge of […]

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Former tenant in sex contract case with landlord wants interrupted trial to resume

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local mother fends off her former landlord’s attempt to delay justice in a bizarre sex-for-rent case. The plaintiff in this sex contract case involving a local property manager asks that his federal civil lawsuit be allowed to continue. It was suspended for weeks after the owner filed for bankruptcy at […]

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Boulder-based Grace’s Goodness files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

A health food company in Boulder that just a year ago was poised to expand has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Grace’s Good Food LLC, which does business as Grace’s Goodness Organics, filed in bankruptcy court on Tuesday. The filing lists assets of $34,260 and liabilities of $1.01 million. Grace Ventura founded Grace’s Goodness in […]

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Father and Son Owners of Orange County Auto Dealership Sentenced for Fraud | USAO-SDNY

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SAAED MOSLEM and his father MEHDI MOSLEM were sentenced today to 96 months in prison and 40 months in prison, respectively, for defrauding their lenders and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). The defendants had previously been convicted of multiple offenses […]

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DOJ rules on NH ‘homestead’ case in federal court | Courts

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The $1 billion judgment against Alex Jones is not the last word

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – The nearly billion-dollar judgment against Alex Jones for spreading false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has brought long-sought relief to family members and hope that this mind-boggling figure will deter others from spreading lies. But Jones gave no sign of tempering his bluster – a headline on […]

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Hertz Fraudulent Arrest Plaintiffs Allowed to File Lawsuit in State Court

(Bloomberg) – More than 60 people who have accused Hertz Corp. of wrongfully arresting them have won the right to join a lawsuit against the company, dealing a further blow to the car rental giant’s efforts to keep the allegations bankrupt. Bloomberg’s Most Read Under a legal standard established by US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath, […]

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For Macomb GOP power broker Stanley Grot, the truth is bad enough

For Macomb GOP power broker Stanley Grot, the truth is bad enough New Sports Cars Entertainment USA TODAY Obituary electronic diary Legal Notice Free legal advice is worth what you pay. But if the five Republicans sued by Stanley Grot for libel had consulted me before they got into the mud, I would have told […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Bill to Help Student Borrowers Pay Off Their Court Debts

Warren and Nadler reintroduced a bill to reform the bankruptcy system for student borrowers. This would simplify the process for borrowers to get rid of debt with a judge’s approval. Borrowers currently have to prove a very strict standard to discharge their debt in court. Loading Something is loading. Two Democratic lawmakers want to make […]

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California Oil Group pays fees to advocacy groups it harassed, but dodges multimillion-dollar judgment

LOS ANGELES – The California Independent Petroleum Association, a petroleum industry trade association, today paid the City of Los Angeles, Youth for Environmental Justice, the South Central Youth Leadership Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity near of $650,000 as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan, after years of litigation. The bankruptcy allowed the oil […]

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When the ABC procedure and involuntary bankruptcy meet (In re Scandia)

The interrelationship between an assignment for the benefit of creditors (“ABC”) proceeding and an involuntary bankruptcy filing, for the same debtor, is governed by various parts of the Bankruptcy Code. However, this relationship remains ill-defined. The following is an attempt to summarize a bankruptcy court’s view of this relationship. And here are two of its […]

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Indiana-based law firm evades some malpractice claims on appeal

Barnes & Thornburg LLP and one of its partners are cleared of part of a malpractice suit after a California Court of Appeals ruled that certain claims arose from protected litigation activity. Kim Peterson and Kim Funding LLC sued the law firm and its attorney, Ali Mojdehi, after they discovered that the liquor license lending […]

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Changing hands: Developer’s sons and lawyer take control of major downtown Hartford developments

Before he was 10, Daniel Klaynberg spent part of his weekends answering the phone in the Manhattan offices of his father’s company, Wonder Works Construction. As a teenager, Klaynberg began cleaning construction sites as a laborer. But Wonder Works founder Joseph Klaynberg soon moved his son into administration, working with financial records, record keeping and […]

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Part of the real estate transferred by Chris Pettit before the bankruptcy filing will be returned as part of an agreement

SAN ANTONIO — A judge this week approved a settlement involving numerous properties that former San Antonio attorney Christopher “Chris” Pettit transferred before filing for bankruptcy in June. As part of the deal, seven properties he transferred to Sin Reposo LLC — including buildings formerly occupied by his now-defunct law firm — will be handed […]

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‘Big Brother’ winner files for bankruptcy

Big brother winner Mike “Boogie” Malin reportedly filed for bankruptcy in August. We Weekly reported that Malin, who won Season 7 of the reality competition, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The publication also noted that this is far from the first time that Malin has run into trouble, both legal and financiers, since appearing […]

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Why OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma is Still Bankrupt

STAMFORD – Three years ago this week, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy. Around this time a year ago, he had just gotten approval from a bankruptcy judge for a settlement plan. But today, his bankruptcy remains unfinished. Given the complexity and litigation of the bankruptcy of Stamford-based Purdue – which is trying to […]

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Ex-Nevada AG congressman arrested in 1972 for Hawaii homicide

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Nevada assistant attorney general who ran for state Supreme Court and was later affiliated with the infamous Mustang Ranch brothel has been arrested in Reno as a suspect in a homicide in 1972 in Hawaii. Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, was being held in Washoe County Jail Thursday without bond […]

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Reviews | Buying Scout Camps is a Great Green Opportunity for the Government

Former Hartford Courant columnist and editorial writer Tom Condon writes online about Connecticut urban and regional affairs for the CT Mirror. The Inflation Reduction Act came into effect last month understand billions of dollars for conservation and forestry. Let me suggest one way to spend some of it: buy scout camps. Grab them while supplies […]

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Orlando abortion clinic faces bankruptcy and fines for violating 24-hour wait rule

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — One of Florida’s 55 abortion providers has said it could face bankruptcy due to proposed fines from the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration. This is a 2015 law and a 2022 court ruling, now requiring a 24-hour waiting time after receiving a mandatory in-person counseling session, before a patient can […]

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Bankruptcy judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan

A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America that would allow it to continue operating while compensating tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused in their childhood while they were involved in scouting. Although legal hurdles remain, Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein’s […]

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Judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America that would allow it to continue operating while compensating tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children while they were involved in scouting. Although legal hurdles remain, Thursday’s decision by Judge Laurie Selber […]

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The party is over: Big Law Associates prepares for tax change

Law firm partners have earned record salaries and bonuses over the past two years, giving them unprecedented leverage in legal recruiting battles. The good times, however, are coming to an end. The recruiting war is cooling, with companies largely avoiding extra bonuses this year. Rumors of work slowdowns supersede junior lawyers’ hopes of demanding flexible […]

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Liz Weston: Should you be tapping into your home equity as real estate values ​​rise?

Soaring real estate values ​​mean many homeowners are inundated with equity – the difference between what they owe and what their homes are worth. The average price of a home has risen 42% since the start of the pandemic, and the average homeowner with a mortgage can now leverage more than $207,000 in equity, according […]

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Quinn Emanuel sees smaller salary thanks to $21M LeClairRyan settlement

Signage is seen at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Companies Law firms Related documents (Reuters) – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will receive a lower payment than it originally […]

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Tortilla Co. affiliates say Venezuela must pay $500 million reward

By Caleb Symons (September 1, 2022, 4:10 p.m. EDT) – Two subsidiaries of Mexican tortilla producer Gruma SAB de CV want a DC federal court to enforce their $500 million arbitration award against Venezuela, citing the finding from a magistrate last month that the underlying arbitration was conducted fairly. The two Spanish companies – Valores […]

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Armstrong Flooring executives demand benefits and severance packages | Local company

Former Armstrong Flooring executives say they owe more than $4.5 million for unpaid leave, severance pay and deferred pension contributions. President and CEO Michel Vermette, Chief Financial Officer Amy Trojanowski, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Christopher Parisi, Chief Human Resources Officer John Bassett, Vice President Scott Hess and Senior Vice President and Controller Philip […]

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How Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi are forced to repay a huge amount of money they owe

Disbarred Los Angeles attorney Tom Girardi and his former law firm filed for bankruptcy in 2020. They face a mountain of civil lawsuits as a result, from former clients, partners and lenders who don’t have allegedly failed to pay the settlements and fees owed to them. (Reports indicate that more than half a billion dollars […]

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CA must stop debt collectors from harassing working families

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. This April 3, 2019 file photo shows a tip box filled with US currency in New York City. Marc Lennihan PA In California, almost a quarter of the adult […]

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The law firm of Timothy L. Miles informs investors of a…

(MENAFN-EIN Presswire) Paraquat Lawyer Timothy L. Miles Named South’s Elite Lawyer Timothy L. Miles, Nationally Recognized Shareholder Rights Attorney Timothy L. Miles, Nationally Recognized Shareholder Rights Attorney Timothy L. Miles, Nationally Recognized Shareholder Rights Attorney Timothy L. Miles, Nationally Recognized Shareholder Rights Lawyer The class action accuses Coinbase and some of its top executives of […]

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How to Financially Survive the Cost of Divorce

The high cost of divorce should not trap you in a bad marriage. Forty-two percent of first marriages end in divorce, with rates rising for second and third marriages. Nearly one million divorces are filed each year in the United States alone, with the average marriage lasting about eight years. You need to know how […]

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Massachusetts Court Applies Litigation Privilege to Dismiss Claims Against Attorney Accused of Fraudulent Activity During Trial | Hinshaw & Culbertson – Lawyers for the Profession®

Bassichis versus Flores189 NE3d 640 (2022) Short summary The plaintiffs in the case were the creditors of William von Thaden, who was married to Kimberly von Thaden until their divorce in 2017. The defendant, Michael I. Flores (defendant), represented Kimberly in the divorce proceedings under- underlying. The plaintiffs accused the defendant of making false statements […]

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Ex-paralegal reaches plea deal ahead of Josh Romano trial

The U.S. District Court building where Josh Romano’s trial will be held. (BizSense File Photobone) As a trial looms in the federal criminal case against former local swimmer Josh Romano, a paralegal he worked with has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud one of Romano’s former lenders. . Lindsey Passmore, […]

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What experts say to do before, during and after filing for bankruptcy

Personal bankruptcy filings have fallen dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but with rising interest rates and declining government assistance, the number of filings will likely increase this year, experts say. “I’ve had more calls in the past few weeks than in the previous six months,” said Charles Juntikka, a New York-based attorney […]

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What’s next for Alex Jones after the $49 million verdict?

The nearly $50 million libel verdict against Alex Jones for his years of lying about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is far from a final judgment. Jones’ lawyers plan to appeal and try to lower the price a Texas jury put on his false claim that the deadliest school shooting in the country – […]

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What’s next for the former entertainment hub? – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — The once-iconic downtown epicenter was sold to the highest and only bidder on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, the bank that lent the previous owner money for the property, made a starting bid of $95 million. There were more than a dozen interested people at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse for the auction […]

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Grocery delivery demand cools as cost of food rises

Karen Raschke, a retired New York lawyer, started getting her groceries delivered at the start of the pandemic. Each delivery was $30 in fees and tip, but it was worth avoiding the store. Earlier this spring, Raschke learned that his rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery was one of the first things she […]

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Veterans seek to block 3M bankruptcy bet

The 3M logo is seen at the 3M Tilloy factory in Tilloy-Lez-Cambrai, France, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Law firms Related documents (Reuters) – Veterans who say 3M Co’s military earplugs caused hearing damage are asking the judge overseeing their record-breaking mass tort litigation to stop […]

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Alex Jones corporate restructuring chief quizzed over tens of millions withdrawn from company

Free Speech Systems, which runs Jones’ conspiratorial journal Infowars, filed for bankruptcy Friday in a two-state lawsuit to determine how much Jones owes in damages to the families of Sandy Hook victims. for his false claims that the shooting was a hoax and they hadn’t actually had the experience of losing a child in it. […]

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Two men charged in separate bankruptcy fraud schemes | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jorge Droz Yapur and Yamil Fonseca Salgado have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with separate bankruptcy fraud schemes, Puerto Rico U.S. District Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announced. Jorge Droz Yapur was indicted in a bankruptcy fraud scheme for making material misrepresentations from May 2019 to August […]

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Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid trial

By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ media company, Free Speech Systems, filed for bankruptcy on Friday, but its attorney said it should not interfere with the ongoing libel damages lawsuit. in Texas seeking to force Jones to pay $150 million or more for the family of one of […]

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3M earplug bankruptcy creates ‘corrosive’ tension with other courts, lawyer says

The 3M logo can be seen at its global headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota. REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – A subsidiary of 3M Co on Wednesday criticized the way federal courts handled 290,000 consolidated lawsuits over allegedly faulty earplugs it made for the U.S. military, saying the legal […]

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Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook libel trial is about to begin. Here’s how it got to this point.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will face a jury of his peers for the first time next week in a libel trial to determine how much he will have to pay the parents of a child killed in a school shooting after spending years peddling lies that the tragic ordeal never happened. On December 14, 2012, […]

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The law firm of Robert C. Hahn, III, PS, a Spokane bankruptcy attorney, helps people and businesses in financial difficulty get their lives back on track

Spokane, WA – Individuals and businesses contemplating bankruptcy worry about their credit, reputation and self-esteem. However, when they decide to file a claim, they are instantly protected from their creditors and freed from the stress of meeting monthly financial obligations. When a bankruptcy lawyer files a lawsuit in federal court, an automatic stay is issued, […]

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Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick among biggest creditors of bankrupt Voyager, court documents show

Jason Raznick, CEO of media company Benzinga, has been named to the committee of unsecured creditors in Voyager Digital’s bankruptcy case, according to a recent court filing. In Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, creditors’ committees are normally made up of people and companies that have the seven largest unsecured claims against the debtor, in this case […]

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Political unrest in Sri Lanka sows concern for recovery

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A day after the Sri Lankan president fled, Mohamed Ishad waited outside an immigration office near the capital, clutching a folder of documents he hopes will renew his passport so that he can also leave. With the country in the grip of its worst economic crisis, Ishad is jobless, relies […]

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David Tepper Entity Files Lawsuit Against York County in Bankruptcy Court – WSOC TV

YORK COUNTY. SC — Fallout from the failed Carolina Panthers headquarters project has spilled into public battles and courtrooms in recent months. This week, David Tepper’s GT Real Estate Holdings LLC fought off a lawsuit filed by York County against other Tepper entities. On July 14, GT Real Estate filed adversarial proceedings against York County […]

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Oklahoma City apartment complex faces possible foreclosure

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Creekside apartments in Oklahoma City are facing more problems. The resort is now in the midst of a possible foreclosure. “Creekside apartments have ongoing issues,” said Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City. “I’m not surprised they’re seized.” Tenants previously told KFOR that the complex went without air conditioning or hot water for […]

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New York judge freezes assets of Three Arrows Capital

A federal judge in a New York bankruptcy court has frozen the remaining assets of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital following the company’s rapid decline in notoriety. The fund, founded almost a decade ago, was managing $10 billion in assets just a few months ago. Now its two co-founders are hiding from angry creditors, […]

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Bankruptcy sale of Red River Waste nears completion

Diving Brief: Final project details $12.6 million The sale of Texas-based Red River Waste Solutions to private equity firm Platform Capital could occur in the coming weeks. Both parties and many creditors are aiming to resolve lingering disagreements over the terms of the final sale order at a July 13 bankruptcy hearing. Presiding Judge Edward […]

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in NH’s Hot Housing Market, Court Ruling Raises Alarms | Courts

New Hampshire bankruptcy attorneys are sounding the alarm about a recent court order they say dramatically changes how the state’s homestead law protects homeowners going through tough times. They say the legislature must fix it — and quickly. Richard Gaudreau, a Salem attorney, said a federal judge’s recent ruling “changes the landscape” for the practice […]

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Edelson sues Girardi company alleging $100 million fraud conspiracy (3)

The now-defunct law firm Girardi Keese operated an ongoing criminal enterprise that stole more than $100 million from its clients, co-lawyers, vendors “and many others unfortunate enough to do business with firm,” the Edelson PC law firm said in a federal lawsuit. According to court case, filed Wednesday evening. Instead of handing out rewards to […]

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Britney Spears’ lawyer sues ex-entrepreneur

Louise “Lou” Taylor, a former business manager of Britney Spears, was a “close friend” of Spears’ father and played a direct role in creating the pop star’s conservatorship in 2008, the singer’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, alleges in a new court filing. Taylor, her company and a business associate have previously denied the allegation. Jamie Spears, […]

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To GWG L Bond Investors

NEW YORK, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National investment fraud attorney KlaymanToskes continues to investigate and prosecute FINRA arbitration claims on behalf of GWG Holdings L Bonds investors in light of GWG’s ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and recent notification to the SEC of its failure to file its quarterly report in a timely manner. […]

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First collateral mortgage gets court approval to mine $11 million

By Leslie A. Pappas (July 1, 2022, 8:01 p.m. EDT) – Mortgage lender First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. on Friday won court approval to access $11 million in bankruptcy funding after resolving several objections from its banking partners and unsecured creditors in a virtual day one hearing. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig T. Goldblatt of the District […]

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The Rye Company’s new restaurant in Florida files for bankruptcy

A new venture from a Rye catering business has filed for bankruptcy citing setbacks at its Florida location. Meso Delray LLC reported $2.8 million in assets and nearly $3.7 million in liabilities in a Chapter 11 petition filed June 24 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains. Meso Delray operates as Meso Beach House in […]

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Ex-SA lawyer Chris Pettit called ‘one stop shop for fraud’

Former San Antonio attorney Christopher “Chris” Pettit was a “one-stop shop for fraud,” an attorney representing the trustee overseeing Pettit’s bankruptcy case said Monday. “Basically, this case involved trusts, it involved filing a tax, it involved probate, it involved personal injury,” attorney Patrick Huffstickler told U.S. Chief Bankruptcy Judge Craig Gargotta during a hearing. “He […]

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Biz Roundup: Duke Energy programs offer relief from high cooling costs this summer – Reuters

Duke Energy offers a wide range of programs and plans to help customers reduce their energy consumption and manage their bills. Since mid-2021, the costs of fuels used to generate energy have more than tripled. Duke Energy is not profiting from these cost increases and the company is proactively taking steps to insulate customers from […]

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Court rules in favor of alcohol company SA fighter TABC

Friday’s court ruling could mean more than $10 million for Gabriel Investment Group Inc. Gabriel Investment Group, or GIG, has sought a court ruling that would allow the company to sell its shares to a large public company. The TABC, which regulates the state’s liquor industry, opposed the request. “GIG is obviously very pleased with […]

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Attorney Michael Avenatti Could Plead Guilty in Orange County Cases | KFI AM 640

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Convicted attorney Michael Avenatti, who rose to prominence representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a nondisclosure dispute with then-President Donald Trump, could plead guilty Thursday in his fraud cases in Orange County. Avenatti is in federal prison for robbing Daniels and attempting to extort up to $25 million from Nike. […]

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Convicted lawyer Michael Avenatti agrees to plead guilty

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Convicted attorney Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a nondisclosure dispute with former President Donald Trump, has reported in court papers that he planned to plead guilty to his fraud cases here in Orange County. Avenatti is currently in federal prison for robbing Daniels […]

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Highlights on Michael Vick – KION546

CNN Editorial Research Here’s a look at the life of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick. Personal Date of Birth: June 26, 1980 Place of birth: Newport News, Virginia Birth name: Michael Dwayne Vick Dad: Michel Boddi Mother: Brenda (Vick) Boddie Wedding: Kijafa (Frink) Vick (June 30, 2012–present) Children: with Kijafa (Frink) Vick: Jada, London; with […]

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After The Gambit’s Implosion Of Bankruptcy, Alex Jones Is Back In State Court And Facing New Sanctions Demands

(Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) Last week, Alex Jones’ attorneys walked out of Texas bankruptcy court, practically wailing and tearing their clothes off at the injustice of it all. How dare the US administrator suggest that declaring three worthless shell companies bankrupt and sending Sandy Hook’s tort cases to federal court on the eve of […]

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Todd and Julie Chrisley found guilty of federal charges – NBC Bay Area

Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality TV show “Chrisley Knows Best,” were convicted Tuesday in Atlanta of federal charges including bank fraud and tax evasion. The Chrisleys were originally charged in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February this year. Their trial began three weeks ago and a jury on […]

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Black Rifles are a favorite of mass shooters. To save lives, these weapons must disappear

Black guns should be banned. It’s the only way to stop the epidemic of mass murder in America, where the favorite weapon of gunmen (and they are almost all men) is the AR-15 and its variants, assault weapons known collectively as the “Black Rifles”. Yet the National Rifle Association and a chorus of conservatives try […]

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Infowars, a right-wing conspiratorial newspaper, is preparing to emerge from bankruptcy

New York CNN — Three companies linked to far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including fringe media organization Infowars, are set to emerge from bankruptcy, according to a court document released Wednesday. In a widely maligned move, Infowars, Prison Planet and Infowars Health filed for bankruptcy protection after Jones was found legally liable for damages in […]

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Why Mentoring Matters: Michelle Nuñez de Foley

Before law school, my interactions with lawyers were limited and my interactions with non-lawyers were non-existent. I grew up in a small rural town in Florida. After high school, I studied at MIT, where I was surrounded by engineers and scientists. I went straight to law school after graduation. I was – and still am […]

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NRA board re-elects CEO Wayne LaPierre, not signaling any leadership changes

The National Rifle Association’s board of directors voted Monday to re-elect longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre, signaling that the gun rights group is not changing direction despite an increase in mass shootings and its own internal troubles. LaPierre has been in charge of the day-to-day operations of the NRA since 1991 and has shaped his uncompromising […]

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Approval: Anne Marie Schubert for California Attorney General on Rob Bonta

The editorial board operates independently of the UT newsroom but is held to similar ethical standards. We base our editorials and recommendations on rigorous reporting, interviews and debates, and strive to be accurate, fair and courteous in our section. To disagree? Let us know. When Governor Gavin Newsom nominated Alameda Assemblyman Rob Bonta as California […]

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Rochester Diocese Proposes Settlement of Bankruptcy Case; sexual abuse survivors push back

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Lawyers for people who say they were victims of child sexual abuse by clergy in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester are unhappy with the diocese’s attempt to settle those claims in U.S. bankruptcy court . Attorney Jeff Anderson, who is one of the attorneys representing 175 of the plaintiffs in the […]

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DeSantis’ veto of modest bankruptcy relief will hurt stressed Florida families who need it most

By Scott W. Spradley Last Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis betrayed Florida’s most needy by vetoing CS/HB 265even though the measure arrived on his desk after being unanimously approved by the Florida House and Florida Senate. The bill would have brought some relief to Floridians already in the throes of bankruptcy, giving them some credit […]