fraud

Western Union admits to money laundering, fraud crimes

01/19/17

The global money transmitter will pay $586 million and implement an anti-fraud program in order to resolve allegations that it enabled widespread misconduct by some of its employees.

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Qui Tam Motions and Settlements

07/21/16

John O’Toole writes:

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ND Ga – Equitable Tolling Does Not Apply To One Year Limitation For Revocation Of Discharge

09/29/13

Last week I was at a final hearing on fee applications on behalf of a Chapter 7 Trustee, in a case in which the debtor had failed to disclose a pre-petition personal injury case  pending in another state.  The defendants in that case ultimately founds out about the Bankruptcy case about a year after it was closed and the debtor received her discharge.  They contacted the Trustee and the case was reopened more than a year after debtor’s discharge to administer the asset (the proceeds of the personal injury case settled by the Trustee).  The Judge questioned why we had not pursued revoc

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ND Ga – Equitable Tolling Does Not Apply To One Year Limitation For Revocation Of Discharge

09/29/13

Last week I was at a final hearing on fee applications on behalf of a Chapter 7 Trustee, in a case in which the debtor had failed to disclose a pre-petition personal injury case  pending in another state.  The defendants in that case ultimately founds out about the Bankruptcy case about a year after it was closed and the debtor received her discharge.  They contacted the Trustee and the case was reopened more than a year after debtor’s discharge to administer the asset (the proceeds of the personal injury case settled by the Trustee).  The Judge questioned why we had not pursued revoc

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Can't We All Just Even Give Up?

02/24/12

Bankruptcy Judge Wallace of theCentral District of California (Riverside Division), recently entered a MemorandumDecision which declined to approve the settlement of a dischargeability actionfiled by a finance company against a pro se debtor.  The Memorandum Decision in First Mutual Sales Finance v. Cacciatori,2012 WL 539783, (C.D. Cal.

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Decision in DBSI Inc., Holds that the "Particularity" Requirement of F.R.C.P. 12(b)(6) and 9(b) was Satisfied, Notwithstanding the Number of Alleged Fraudulent Transfers

05/09/11

Summary

In a 10 page decision signed May 5, 2011, Judge Walsh of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied a motion to dismiss and held that the plaintiff Litigation Trustee satisfied the “particularity” requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and 9(b), despite having his complaint allege that each transfer within a 13 page list of transfers was fraudulent.  Judge Walsh’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”).

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Bankruptcy Fraud: Don't Cross that Line!

04/15/11

bankruptcy fraudThe Associated Press reports that former baseball star Lenny &

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Antone's Records: A Tragedy in Three Acts and 46 Pages

01/26/11

Austin prides itself on being the Live Music Capital of the World. While many musicians travel to Austin with stars in their eyes, the reality is that it is difficult to earn a living in the music business, either as an artist or an independent record label. For the past eighteen months Bankruptcy Judge Craig Gargotta has received an extensive education on what can go wrong in relationships between record labels and their artists. This education was

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