February 22, 2013 |
Federal prosecutors have accused a Northern California man of running a foreclosure rescue scheme in which he exploited bankruptcy laws to delay home seizures by lenders. Authorities have grown increasingly concerned about schemes aimed at homeowners in foreclosure because, they say, these types of scams can prevent borrowers from getting legitimate assistance with their foreclosures. A federal grand jury indicted Walter Bruce Harrell of Montara -- roughly 20 miles south of downtown San Francisco -- on charges of bankruptcy fraud and two counts of making false statements in bankruptcy court.
February 14, 2013 |
The latest in a series of airline mergers and acquisitions was formally announced Thursday morning, creating a mega-carrier that is expected to dominate its competitors in size and resources. As expected, the boards of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group formally announced that they had voted unanimously to unite the two companies under the American Airlines name, with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. "Today, we are proud to launch the new American Airlines -- a premier global carrier well equipped to compete and win against the best in the world," said AMR Chief Executive Tom Horton, who will take the role of executive chairman of the combined board of directors for at least a year.
October 21, 2000
Troubled Premier Laser Systems Inc. said Friday that it has tentatively agreed to sell assets of its EyeSys Corneal Topography division to ProLaser Ltd. in Duesseldorf, Germany. ProLaser will acquire the intellectual property, customer base and inventory of the EyeSys division. ProLaser expects to close the deal Dec. 8.
June 1, 2006 |
A $280-million-a-year concession agreement between Delta Air Lines Inc. and its pilots was approved Wednesday by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge. The decision rejected claims by the government's pension insurer that it should receive the compensation the pilots were promised if their pension is terminated. The decision came hours after pilots approved the deal. The agreement, which runs through 2009, will take effect today.
January 9, 1987 |
The controversial saga of Financial Dynamics founder Richard E. Donovan continued Thursday, as a bankruptcy trustee prepared to take control of millions of dollars in assets once held by the investment entrepreneur who ran afoul of state officials. The move follows a decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Barry Russell to turn down the request of Nancy R. Schauer, an attorney who previously had been sorting out Donovan's dealings, to terminate the bankruptcy proceeding.
July 12, 2011 |
Reporting from Phoenix — The Dodgers might not emerge from Bankruptcy Court for months, but Commissioner Bud Selig alluded Tuesday to the future of the team without Frank McCourt as its owner. Selig avoided speaking directly about McCourt, but the commissioner recalled hearing last year how bad the Texas Rangers' bankruptcy would be for baseball. The Rangers were sold in a Bankruptcy Court auction. "It didn't turn out terrible," Selig said. "They wound up getting a great price and a wonderful ownership group.
March 31, 1995
A county committee has recommended that the jobs of treasurer-tax collector, clerk-recorder, auditor-controller and public administrator be appointed by the Board of Supervisors rather than elected by the voters. Filling the positions by appointment will result in the selection of "the best people for the job, not the people who run the best campaigns," said Bruce Sumner, a retired judge and chairman of the Orange County Charter Committee.