The Daily Docket: Dodgers Lose Bid to Depose Selig


A bankruptcy judge blocked the Los Angeles Dodgers from gathering testimony from Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and from viewing sensitive documents about the league’s handling of other teams’ financial woes. Read the Daily Bankruptcy Review article here.

Nearly all of the sexual-abuse victims entitled to vote on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s bankruptcy-exit plan cast their ballots in favor of a settlement deal, setting the diocese on course to pursue confirmation of its settlement plan on Friday. Read the DBR Small Cap article here.

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The Justice Department has bowed out of fight over the Defense of Marriage Act that had landed in bankruptcy court, the Recorder reports. (See Bankruptcy Beat’s past coverage of the case here and here.)

Following a Thursday federal court ruling, Tribune Co. may be forced to divest broadcast or newspaper operations in several markets, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.

The state-appointed receiver trying to put the finances of Central Falls, R.I., in order says the city may have to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy if it can’t get concessions from labor unions representing city workers, the Providence Journal reports.

New York Mets executives are urging a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by the trustee recovering money for victims of Bernard Madoff, the Associated Press reports.

Spanish football club Racing Santander has sought protection from creditors under Spanish bankruptcy law, AP reports.

U.S. regulators have struggled to collect penalties in fraud cases, including fines, ill-gotten profits and restitution, The Wall Street Journal reports.

A new lawsuit filed last week in federal court is targeting 21 former executives and directors of defunct LandAmerica Financial Corp. and is seeking to recover $365 million for its bankruptcy estate, reports.

The shareholder group that filed a class-action lawsuit against the executives of BankUnited Financial Corp. before its bank was seized is close to settling the litigation for $3 million, the South Florida Business Journal reports.