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Tag Archives: Judge Keith L. Phillips

Landlord can’t prevent assignment of commercial lease (access required)

The commercial property landlord failed to persuade the bankruptcy court that assigning the debtor’s lease to a new tenant was prohibited by the Bankruptcy Code, provisions in the debtor’s lease or provisions in other tenant’s leases. Background Before the court ...

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‘Arrogant defiance’ (access required)

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Struggling con­sumers in­creasingly are seeking finan­cial help from online lenders, but consumer lawyers warn the relief may be only temporary. High interest rates and fees, levied through relentless bank with­drawals, sometimes bring consumers to the bankruptcy they hoped to avoid, ...

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Bankruptcy haven (access required)

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Good judges, good law­yers and a well-oiled legal system are prov­ing to be an attractive combination at the U.S. Bankrupt­cy Court in Richmond. Struggling corporations seeking sanc­tuary from creditors are coming to Rich­mond in greater numbers these days, passing by ...

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