Attorneys bringing personal injury and other suits on a contingency fee basis often face bankruptcy-related issues. A defendant may be insolvent, a bankruptcy trustee may assert an insurance policy is property of a bankruptcy estate, or a bankruptcy trustee may bring a competing claim against the same defendant, as just a few examples.
By December 8, 2000, GE Capital Corporation (GECC) had received nearly $50 million that it had loaned to Petters Capital, a company that specialized in buying bulk lots of merchandise from various retailers and then re-selling them to large, big box, distributors like Costco and Walmart.
A Florida bankruptcy judge on Thursday denied General Electric Capital Corp.’s bid to escape a suit alleging it participated in the $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Tom Petters, paving the way for the claims to go to a jury.
The 2016 Chambers USA Guide includes four Florida attorneys from law firm Meland Russin & Budwick and also ranks the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice.
Miami attorneys from Meland Russin & Budwick helped craft a more than $160 million liquidation plan to repay victims of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history.
BMO Harris Bank NA agreed Thursday to pay $16 million to settle an adversary suit launched by the trustee for two bankrupt Florida investment firms, which alleged a BMO unit helped convicted Ponzi scammer Thomas Petters bilk investors out of $3.7 billion.
A Florida bankruptcy judge refused Monday to dismiss a $748 million lawsuit accusing Fullbright & Jaworski LLP of failing to properly advise funds involved in Tom Petters’ $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme
A bankruptcy judge said a major feeder fund to convicted Ponzi-scheme operator Tom Petters may move forward with a lawsuit to collect more than $4 billion in damages from General Electric Capital Corp .
A business owned by former Miami nightclub operator Clive Seecomar has been slammed with a $60 million judgment for civil theft related to a cellphone recycling business he was involved in.