N.Y. Court Finds Lack of Jurisdiction in Fraudulent Transfer Suit

In Mark S. Kirschner v. John D. Goglia, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 08250-JSR (S.D.N.Y. May 9, 2012), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion to¬†withdraw the reference by defendants in an adversary proceeding commenced by the trustee in the Refco bankruptcy case, asserting fraudulent conveyance […]

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History of Bankruptcy Laws in the U.S.

The notion of being insolvent or being bankrupt dates back numerous centuries. In Ancient Greece, where bankruptcy did not exist, if a man owed a debt and he could not pay, he and his wife, children or servants were forced into “debt slavery,” until the creditor recouped losses via their physical labour. In the Old […]

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