Jed S. Rakoff last week largely sided with Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, the
owners of the New York
Mets , and their families and affiliated enterprises (the "Wilpon/Katz
Group") on their motion to dismiss the adversary proceeding brought by Irving
Picard, the trustee of Bernard L....
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...