Burton Lifland , the bankruptcy judge overseeing the liquidation proceedings of Bernard L.
Madoff Investment Securities LLC ("BLMIS") made a shrewd decision last week
in appointing, on his own initiative, former Governor Mario Cuomo to act
as mediator in the lawsuit brought by Irving...
the trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment
Securites ("BLMIS") , has filed an amended complaint
(the "Amended Complaint") that seeks to buttress his allegations against Fred Wilpon and
Saul Katz, the owners of the New York Mets, and...
Judge Jed S. Rakoff this week denied the request of Irving Picard, the trustee of Bernard L.
Madoff Investment Securities LLC ("BLMIS") , to pursue an immediate appeal
Rakoff's recent decision to dismiss most of the counts set forth in Picard's
adversary proceeding against...
by Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Irving Picard, the trustee in the SIPA bankruptcy proceeding
of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, has asked the Second Circuit
Court of Appeals to overturn two decisions from the Southern District of New
York dismissing his common law claims against financial...
NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The owners of Major League
Baseball's New York Mets and the liquidation trustee of Bernard L. Madoff
Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) agreed on March 19 to a $162 million
settlement of claims relating to the defendants' alleged profiting from Madoff's
The Wall Street
Journal's Bankruptcy Beat blog yesterday featured a conversation with
bankruptcy attorney Kathy Bazoian Phelps of Danning, Gill, Diamond &
Kollitz, LLP, co-author of the The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes and author of the The Ponzi Blog , about the...
stockbroker defense in § 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code creates a safe harbor
for recipients of certain types of transfers and can bar fraudulent transfer
claims brought by a trustee. In Picard v.
Katz , this was a $1 billion issue, and one that will now not go up on
appeal due to the settlement...