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Pastor facing defamation lawsuit files f...

HELENA — A Sidney Tory pastor who is being sued for libel has filed for bankruptcy, blocking a libel suit brought by a transgender activist who accused him of lying about her and threatening her and her lawyers. Monday’s filing in U.S. bankruptcy court by Pastor Jordan “JD” Hall also came just two days before […]

What do you do if a debtor fails to adhe...

Related practices and jurisdictions Tuesday, February 15, 2022 A recent opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals explained that when a debtor defaults under a confirmed Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, a creditor can enforce their rights in a court of state, and possibly in bankruptcy court as well. In City of Southfield v Shefa, LLC,[1] […]

Recent Developments in Singapore’s Quest

Judge Sontchi was appointed as a Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware in 2006. When he retires from the bench on June 30, 2022, he will assume a new role handling insolvency cases alongside Singaporean judges who have insolvency experience and also sit on the SICC. The move is part of […]

Owners of Pahrump Valley Winery file for...

The parent company of Pahrump Valley Winery has filed for bankruptcy. Nevada Wine Cellars Inc., which operates the local winery at 3810 Winery Road in Pahrump, said it owed more than $1 million to creditors, including $9,153 to the Nye County Treasurer’s Office, according to a document filed January 31 in a Las Vegas court. […]

The awful sound of Shelley Luther’s mora

If you listen carefully to Shelley Luther’s Six Seconds of Silence, you can hear a lot. Luther, the Dallas hair salon owner who was made a political star by Texas Republicans in 2020 when she defied a pandemic-induced state order to temporarily close nonessential businesses, is running as state representative. At a candidate forum on […]

CaptureRX faces bankruptcy if $4.75 mill...

A sign is displayed outside a Walmart store on November 16, 2021 in American Canyon, California. Walmart has been named a defendant in an ongoing lawsuit regarding the CaptureRX infringement. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) NEC Networks, d/b/a CaptureRX, has reached an agreement with the 2.42 million patients whose data was stolen before a ransomware […]

Developer wins bid to protect foreign pe...

A London court ruled in favor of a property developer on Tuesday following an EU court ruling on the protection of foreign pension benefits in the event of bankruptcy, because he refused to hear arguments from the trustees seeking to prove that there is a good reason not to protect these advantages from creditors.Judge Christopher […]

Second Circuit Ruling Potentially Expand...

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion that potentially expands the proximate cause element of claims filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. RICO’s proximate cause element requires a plaintiff to allege facts that plausibly establish a “direct relationship” between the alleged harm and the defendant’s conduct in violation […]

Johnson & Johnson defends Talc bankruptc

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson was sued on Monday for trying to use the bankruptcy process to resolve tens of thousands of claims that its baby powder and other talc-based products caused cancer . The subsidiary, LTL Management, is fighting to remain bankrupt, arguing it is the best way to achieve a “fair, effective […]

Involuntary + ABC + Voluntary [All For S...

An “Order Staying Subsequent Bankruptcy Cases” comes from In re The Aliera Companies Inc.Case No. 21-11548, Delaware Bankruptcy Court (issued January 18, 2022, Doc. 56), followed by “Order Transferring Venue of Voluntary Bankruptcy Cases Subsequently Filed” (issued January 25, 2022, Doc. 67) in the same case. The first order stays lawsuits in five Chapter 11 […]

Georgia Bankruptcy sheds light on issues...

Many people believe that if something does go bad in their financial life then at a minimum their retirement accounts are safe from creditors. The same group of people believe that when they have a Traditional IRA is protected, their Roth IRA is also protected. They also think that if they were ever forced to enter bankruptcy […]

Illinois court rules Chicago not in viol...

A person in possession of a debtor’s assets in a bankruptcy filing now has more guidance from the Supreme Court as to the effect of the automatic stay. In City of Chicago, Illinois vs. Fulton, 141 S.Ct. 585 (2021), rendered January 14, 2021, the Court was faced with the question of whether the City of […]

5 Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Below is a list of the best and leading bankruptcy attorneys in Atlanta. To help you find the best bankruptcy attorneys located near you in Atlanta, we’ve compiled our own list based on this rating point list. Top Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyers: The top rated bankruptcy attorneys in Atlanta, GA are: The Kent Law Firm – […]

Solar panel maker that hasn’t produced s

One of the companies pushing for an extension of US tariffs on imported solar panels hasn’t actually built a solar panel in several years – and it doesn’t seem to be doing much at the moment. Suniva, an Atlanta-based company founded in 2007, is one of two companies to officially have petition the U.S. International […]

From backstage to Chief Bankruptcy Judge...

(Reuters) – For the chief judge of one of the busiest bankruptcy courts in the country, it is essential to give justice to people in debt who appear before her for many reasons. But the one she tries to keep in mind is that these people often don’t have the means to appeal a decision […]

Award-winning Pro Bono program adds new ...

ATLANTA—Since its launch last year, the Access to Justice Center Pro Bono Program has already won several awards and continues to grow. The program works with partner organizations to connect GSU law students with volunteer opportunities to address the unmet legal needs of low-income people. In the past year and a half alone, the Pro […]

Professor Chandler Named to Bench and Ba...

ATLANTA — The Northern District of Georgia Bankruptcy Court has selected a visiting assistant professor B. Summer Chandler to serve on its bench and bar committee in January. Established in 2013, the 20-member committee promotes effective communication about legal proceedings, local rules, and other issues that affect various constituencies in the bankruptcy community. Chandler’s primary […]

AstroTurf, maker of artificial turf for ...

(Reuters) – AstroTurf LLC, the maker of synthetic turf that has lined the Houston Astrodome and other playgrounds for half a century, has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to be sold after losing a $30 million patent verdict against rival FieldTurf USA Inc.. Pending court approval, Germany’s SportGroup Deutschland Holding GmbH, which makes artificial […]

Tennessee still leads the nation in bank...

Main states of bankruptcy 1. Tennessee – Bankruptcy filings fell 6% last year to 36,052 or 5.73 filings per 1,000 population 2. Alabama – Bankruptcy filings rose 2% last year to 25,249 – the largest increase of any state – or 5.36 filings per 1,000 people 3. Georgia – Bankruptcy filings fell 4% last year […]

Judge Lamar Davis Takes Recall Judge Sta...

Jan Skuch | Savannah Morning News U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lamar W. Davis Jr. upgraded this month to “reminder judge” status, which means he will continue to work as a full-time judge, but clears the way for an additional judge in the 43-county Southern District of Georgia Bankruptcy Court. . “I would really like to keep […]