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Eastern District of Louisiana Bankruptcy Judge, Jerry A. Brown Announces His Retirement.

In a letter to the Bankruptcy Bar, Judge Jerry A. Brown announced his retirement from the bench effective August 31, 2020. Judge Brown initially retired from the court on September 1, 2001, and was recalled the next day. Judge Brown, … Continue reading

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Jefferson Parish Courts Suspend Court Proceedings.

The Chief Judge of the 24th Judicial District Court for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Judge Ellen S. Kovach, issued an order suspending all scheduled matters in the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. First Parish Court, … Continue reading

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Vince Young Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Former NFL Quarterback Vince Young has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The bankruptcy case was filed on January 14, 2014 in the Houston based bankruptcy court and bears … Continue reading

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Can I Get Rid Of My Medical Bills By Filing For Bankruptcy?

    One of the three major reasons people file for bankruptcy is unpaid medical bills, the other two being job loss and divorce. Until recently, it was a common practice for hospitals and other health care providers to accept partial, … Continue reading

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Can I Get Rid Of A Judgment In A Bankruptcy?

Can I get rid of a judgment in a bankruptcy?  The answer is that it depends. A judgment is an decision by a court.  This occurs after a lawsuit has been filed, you have been served with the suit, and … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Stay Stops Debt Collection!

When you file a bankruptcy, the filing acts to stop all collection proceedings against you while you are in bankruptcy.  This is true whether you file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 case. The act that stops collection is … Continue reading

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They Went Broke Too: Former CSI Star Gary Dourdan!

Former CSI TV Star, Gary Dourdan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the bankruptcy court for the Central District of California on August 30, 2012. Dourdan’s filing indicated that he had $1.8 million in assets, but owes his creditors approximately $1.73 … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Court Orders Wells Fargo To Pay $3,171,154.00 In Punitive Damages In Jones v. Wells Fargo Case!

Judge Elizabeth Magner, Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ordered Wells Fargo to pay $3,171,154.00 in punitive damages to Michael Jones in the Jones v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. case.  The judgment … Continue reading

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Can My Employer Fire Me Because I Filed For Bankruptcy?

Can you be fired because you filed for bankruptcy? The simple answer is no, you cannot be fired, or for that matter refused employment because you filed for bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C.A § 525(b) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that, “No private employer may … Continue reading

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They Went Broke Too! Former Detroit Lions Defensive Lineman Luther Elliss

Citing failed business ventures and poor real estate investments, former Detroit Lions defensive lineman Luther Elliss has file for bankruptcy protection. Mortgage debt and tax bills are the former Detroit Lion’s primary liabilities. Elliss filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection listing … Continue reading

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