Lawyer says can’t be sued because banks merged

Nov 18, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

A lawyer in Chapter 11 bankruptcy tried to nip in the bud a lawsuit filed against him by Wells Fargo Bank.

Judge insists creditor take the money

Sep 27, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

In an unusual motion filed in bankruptcy court, two Chapter 11 debtors sought authorization to pay the more than half-million dollars they owed to creditor Nagel Precision Inc., a manufacturer of “superfinishing” machines.

GM hit with ‘switch from hell’ decision

Jul 18, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

Faulty ignition switch claimants affected by the bankruptcy sale of General Motors have caught a break from the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lawyer ‘schooled’ for misleading submissions

Jul 8, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

It’s back to school for attorney David G. Baker, who twice described the law in a manner that a Massachusetts bankruptcy judge found misleading.

Did the U.S. ratify a contract with a drug snitch?

May 5, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims found many material facts in dispute on whether the government ratified an unauthorized contract with “confidential human source” Julio Villars.

Invocation of religious court violates bankruptcy law

Oct 9, 2015 By: Joe Fraracci

U.S. District Judge Robert D. Drain, hearing a motion filed by an Orthodox Jewish congregation, ruled that Bais Chinuch L’Bonois Inc. and

Texas bankruptcy court shootout over social media accounts

May 15, 2015 By: Joe Fraracci

When a company files for bankruptcy, its social media accounts are property of the bankruptcy estate subject to distribution under the Bankruptcy

Rent-control decision leaves sour taste for Big Apple landlords

Mar 24, 2015 By: Joe Fraracci

A ruling that rent-stabilized leases are “local public assistance benefits” has disappointed landlords in New York City. The New York Court of

‘Unmanifested claims’ a hot topic in Delaware

Jan 20, 2015 By: Joe Fraracci

In recent years, asbestos has challenged the silky gray matter inside the heads of bankruptcy lawyers.

Journey inside a lenders’ lawyer’s nightmare

Jul 10, 2014 By: Joe Fraracci

What happens when things go wrong with a UCC loan payoff and the mistake involves an enormous amount of money?

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