June 22, 2013 |
The trouble started with the inheritance. Eight years ago, the economy was booming and Jane Osick was on solid ground. She had manageable student loans, a stable job and excellent credit. Then, in less than two years, she racked up $120,000 in credit card debt. How did a sensible schoolteacher dig such a hole? Blame it on the inheritance - a house she helped refinance when her mother was ailing and then remodeled after her mother died. "Looking back, what I should have done was stay out of it," said Osick, 48. "We should have let her lose the house, because what difference would it have made?
April 19, 2012 |
Detroit native Mitt Romney has long contended that the U.S. automobile industry would be better off had the federal government not bailed out General Motors and Chrysler. In particular, he argued in 2008 and again in February (while campaigning in Michigan's Republican primary) that the companies should have restructured themselves without the feds' involvement through a "managed bankruptcy" process. But that ignores a crucial fact: Companies that are broke require money to keep operating, even while under the protection of a Bankruptcy Court.
March 8, 2013 |
JS Communications Co., a South Korean entertainment and media company, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of El Segundo-based Rhythm & Hues, the visual effects house that recently filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors. JS Communications, a diversified entertainment and media company, on Thursday agreed to enter into negotiations to buy Rhythm & Hues, according to a document filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. Rhythm & Hues retained investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. to solicit bids for Rhythm & Hues, which recently won an Oscar for its work on the Ang Lee movie "Life of Pi," and is one of Hollywood's premiere visual effects companies.
July 23, 2012 |
The judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case confirmed a plan Monday to transfer ownership of the Chicago media company to a group of senior creditors led by Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles investment fund. The judge's order , which was expected, will set in motion a process that will likely allow Tribune to emerge from bankruptcy later this year. And it will allow the Federal Communications Commission to move forward on the company's application to transfer its TV and radio broadcast licenses to the new owners - the last big hurdle in a case that has dragged on for 3½ years.
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.