October 6, 2011
Dodgers' argument fails to move bankruptcy judge
"The Dodgers failed again Wednesday to convince U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross that they need documents about other Major League Baseball teams."
Chevys, El Torito owner files for bankruptcy
"The owner of Mexican restaurant chains Chevys Fresh Mex, El Torito and Acapulco filed for bankruptcy Tuesday, pressured by years of slipping sales and the country’s economic malaise, executives said.
Cypress-based RM Restaurant Holding Corp. said its revenue has fallen to $478 million last year from $553 in 2008. The company’s 178 restaurants are seeing fewer diners, according to the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware."
October 5, 2011
Friendly's chain files for bankruptcy
"Friendly's, an ice cream parlor chain known for its Happy Ending sundaes, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday as the sluggish economy and slow consumer spending claimed another casual dining operator."
The national organization of bankruptcy judges says reporters are welcome to cover Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s talk at its convention in mid-October, if they pay $100.
"The national organization of bankruptcy judges says reporters are welcome to cover Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s talk at its convention in mid-October, if they pay $100."
I will in Tampa for the NCBJ -- can't wait!
-Roksana D. Moradi, Esq.
More MERS news
For those keeping track, several lawsuits challenging the MERS system were dismissed by a Phoenix U.S. District Court judge: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2011-10-04/mers-wins-dismissal-of-72-lawsuits-challenging-mortgage-registry.html The article also references a recent 9th Circuit decision upholding earlier dismissals of lawsuits against MERS by the same judge.
Stanley J. Kartchner
Chapter 7 Trustee
7090 N. Oracle Rd. #178-204
Tucson, AZ 85704
October 4, 2011
Woman Who Won $9 Million Judgment Faces Battle Over Bankruptcy Fees
"Sixteen years ago, Michelle DiLieto's doctors told her she had cancer and removed her reproductive organs. Facing steep bills and ongoing medical complications, she filed for bankruptcy a year later.
As she struggled in bankruptcy, DiLieto was hit with more startling news: her cancer diagnosis was wrong.
She sued the doctors and Yale University in January of 1997 but the case bounced through the judicial system until finally ending up at the state Supreme Court in 2010, where a $9.2 million judgment in the North Branford woman's favor was upheld.
But Michelle DiLieto's legal tussles are far from over. She's now in an ugly court fight with her former bankruptcy trustee, a disbarred Farmington lawyer facing prison time who charges that DiLieto owes him $80,000 in legal fees.
In an unusual hearing before bankruptcy Judge Albert S. Dabrowski in U.S. District Court in Hartford, DiLieto is representing herself against Michael J. Daly, the former trustee in her 1996 bankruptcy case."
October 3, 2011
Hidden Liens Report
Posted by: "Curt Harrington"
Sat Oct 1, 2011 1:24 pm (PDT)
"I'd been waiting for this for a long time and they have finally gotten around to
publishing it, and it was entered on the Business Section website with so little
fanfare that I almost missed it. Since no one else has put it up, I will.
It is a handbook sized listing and analysis of a lot of 'lesser liens.' It might be
a good review tool when considering asking for lien avoidance (to cover more