Personal Bankruptcy. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 27, 2017

All Wells May Not End Well: Alberta Court of Appeal Rules that Receivers and Trustees Can Orphan "Bad" WellsSafety and Soundness and the Bankruptcy Code: Does a Bank Commit a Safety and Soundness Violation by Failing to ...Asbestos Trusts Strike Back, Calling AGs Medicaid Fraud Probe 'Overreach'Insolvency And Corporate Reorganisation ReportNama loans firm central to property tycoons' battle against bankruptcyForeclosure hell: Sacramento judge says Bank of America stalked and bullied family into losing homeTop Search Site That Doesn't Track YouHuma Abedin's family under federal investigationFormer Blackstone and Jefferson postmaster admits to stealing $31K from governmentOpinion: Sen. Kennedy can protect AmericansOpinion: Sen. Kennedy can protect AmericansFormer Miami lawmaker didn't file tax returns during eight years in officeHanszen Laporte Case Makes New Law Across the Land: Client Wins Big on Remand From U.S. Supreme CourtHanszen Laporte Case Makes New Law Across the Land: Client Wins Big on Remand From U.S. Supreme CourtThe agent of misfit boys prepares his longshots for the 2017 NFL Draft

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What Constitutes 'Proper' Notice?
New York Law Journal (registration)March 27, 2017

Bankruptcy Rule 7004(b)(1) requires service upon an individual to be made by first-class mail postage prepaid to the individual's dwelling house or usual place of abode, or to the place where the individual regularly conducts business or a profession.more »

George Lucas gives another $10M to USC for student diversity
WHIOMarch 27, 2017

FILe - In this June 9, 2016 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas appears at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles.Lucas has given another $10 million to the University of Southern California's School of ...more »

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All Wells May Not End Well: Alberta Court of Appeal Rules that Receivers and Trustees Can Orphan "Bad" Wells
Lexology (registration)April 27, 2017

The ABCA found in favour of receivers, trustees and secured creditors on the basis that the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (the BIA) takes precedence over the provincial oil and gas regulatory schemes, making such schemes inoperative to the extent that ...more »

Safety and Soundness and the Bankruptcy Code: Does a Bank Commit a Safety and Soundness Violation by Failing to ...
Lexology (registration)April 27, 2017

Perhaps, Compliance Departments and Risk Management Departments along with Audit Departments should rethink the importance of bank compliance with Bankruptcy laws and rules both as a way to mitigate regulatory risk and as a way to make sure the risk ...more »

Asbestos Trusts Strike Back, Calling AGs Medicaid Fraud Probe 'Overreach'
Huffington PostApril 27, 2017

Four of the nation's largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts – the kind that TV ads assure us have “billions of dollars” set aside for asbestos victims – have responded to a Utah lawsuit investigating potential mismanagement, abuse and even potential ...more »

Insolvency And Corporate Reorganisation Report
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 27, 2017

Law 11,101 dated February 9 2005 (the Bankruptcy Act) continues to be the most important statute on insolvency. Rescue continues to be favoured over liquidation, and reorganisations continue to be heavily favoured over pre-packs among available rescue ...more »

Nama loans firm central to property tycoons' battle against bankruptcy
Belfast TelegraphApril 27, 2017

Proceedings were issued after the house builders lost a legal battle over their liability for millions of pounds in personal guarantees for land purchases and development on either side of the Irish border. Earlier this year the petitions were put on ...more »

Foreclosure hell: Sacramento judge says Bank of America stalked and bullied family into losing home
Sacramento News & ReviewApril 27, 2017

According to the 109-page ruling from U.S. bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein, it was one of the nation's largest financial institutions, Bank of America. And the bank's tactics were part of an extraordinary, years-long effort to bully the Placer ...more »

Top Search Site That Doesn't Track You
KomandoApril 27, 2017

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like AT&T and Comcast now have the green light to sell your personal information. Should you be worried? Yes. ISPs can have almost ... restricted what ISPs could do with all that information. But those rules were ...more »

Huma Abedin's family under federal investigation
WND.comApril 27, 2017

Other documents reveal the same allegedly crooked kin solicited Abedin for help at State in a deal that netted more than $1.2 million in federal grants. These undesirable family connections, revealed here for the first time, raise fresh questions about ...more »

Former Blackstone and Jefferson postmaster admits to stealing $31K from government
Worcester TelegramApril 26, 2017

Mr. Molina misappropriated about $31,000, Mr. Abely said, by “knowingly, intentionally and fraudulently” converting 65 post office money orders for his personal use. The money orders were not ... Court records show Mr. Molina filed for Chapter 7 ...more »

Opinion: Sen. Kennedy can protect Americans
Daily CometApril 26, 2017

More than 100 companies filed for bankruptcy because of asbestos litigation. Many of these businesses established trust funds as part of bankruptcy protection to ensure future victims of asbestos-related illnesses would have access to financial assistance.more »

Opinion: Sen. Kennedy can protect Americans
Houma CourierApril 26, 2017

These fraudulent suits result in less money in the trust funds to pay out to legitimate claimants and put more companies at risk of bankruptcy and more jobs in jeopardy. In one instance, a claimant sued 22 companies using one claim of asbestos exposure ...more »

Former Miami lawmaker didn't file tax returns during eight years in office
Miami HeraldApril 26, 2017

Though Fresen owes back taxes, he has been able to hire Neiman, a former federal prosecutor who specializes in tax and white-collar criminal cases, and obtain advice from defense lawyer Marcos Jimenez, a former U.S. attorney, who was also at Fresen's ...more »

Hanszen Laporte Case Makes New Law Across the Land: Client Wins Big on Remand From U.S. Supreme Court
Yahoo FinanceApril 26, 2017

When Husky sued to hold Ritz personally liable for the fraud, Ritz filed for personal bankruptcy. Husky then sued to deny Ritz the ability to use bankruptcy to wipe out the debt to Husky. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, as all ...more »

Hanszen Laporte Case Makes New Law Across the Land: Client Wins Big on Remand From U.S. Supreme Court
Business Wire (press release)April 26, 2017

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Changing decades of legal precedent, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May 2016 that debtors cannot avoid paying their bills by fraudulently transferring assets and then filing for bankruptcy, a bankruptcy judge has ...more »

The agent of misfit boys prepares his longshots for the 2017 NFL Draft
CBS sports.com (blog)April 26, 2017

"She says, 'Are you going to take use to the edge of bankruptcy?'" No, he says. "I'm going to take ... Cooper made 20 tackles, intercepted a pass and had a glimmer of hope in his professional and personal life. Whetton indeed had stayed ... "There were ...more »

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