Bankruptcy: The Opportunity, But Not The Entitlement, To A Fresh Start

The mission statement of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is to “promote social and economic order by reconciling the opportunity of debtors to a fresh start with the right of creditors to be paid.” A Google search of “fresh start bankruptcy” turned up about 2,560,000 results. A search of bankruptcy […]

Ready For Your Closeup? Steps To Prepare For Meeting The Trustee

The bankruptcy process is filed with obstacles and milestones: hiring an attorney, filling out complicated forms and pulling the trigger to file the case itself. On top of all this is at least one public appearance: meeting with the trustee. In Chapter 7 the trustee’s meeting should follow careful planning and execution. In Chapters 11 […]

Owner of World’s Most Valuable Poster Suffers Bankruptcy Meltdown

The classic silent film Metropolis by director Fritz Lang thrilled audiences in the 1920s by depicting a fantastic Art Deco image of a future civilization. Only four posters from that landmark film survive and one of them found its way into the hands of collector Kenneth Schacter, according to this article from  Schacter apparently […]

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