August 1, 1990 |
The bankrupt Mike Glickman Realty Inc. owes money for everything from valet parking to tropical fish to taxes. But of 157 creditors, Mike Glickman himself is the biggest, with $1.9 million owed to him by the failed real estate brokerage he founded and headed. According to papers filed in U.S.
November 11, 2007 |
The voice-mail message was angry and unrelenting. "The situation will not die, I guarantee you!" the woman said in a steely voice, adding that she would call "every day." It was not a stalker or a jilted lover. It was a debt collection company. And it was illegal harassment, according to the Federal Trade Commission, because the caller went on to threaten that the person's wages would be seized.
July 21, 1998 |
Three months after losing a $2.3-million sexual harassment lawsuit to two former waitresses, Birraporetti's restaurant at South Coast Plaza has filed for bankruptcy. Birraporetti's Restaurant Costa Mesa LLC filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in Delaware on July 2, saying the move was in the best interests of its employees and creditors. But an attorney for the former waitresses said Monday that the filing appears to be "an attempt to protect the assets of the owner . . .
January 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A Van Nuys debt collection operation and the people who ran it agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle federal allegations they improperly bullied consumers to get them to repay overdue bills and deceived clients about fees. The settlement ends a case that began in 2011 against Forensic Case Management Services Inc. and permanently bars the owner, David M. Hynes II, and other officers in the company from the debt collection business, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
August 11, 1991 |
Anyone who has checked into a hospital knows that once you check out, you'll be confronted with a staggeringly expensive, dizzyingly confusing bill. But what is not common knowledge is that many of these bills contain errors that can cost consumers and their insurers thousands of dollars. How big and how common are the errors? The answer depends on whom you ask.
December 23, 1998 |
The bats and balls are gone, the uniforms consigned to the nostalgia bin. The Mission Viejo Vigilantes play only in court now, with the city suing the team and the team suing the city. The minor-league baseball team vacated its offices soon after its second season in Mission Viejo ended in September. The team disconnected its phone and left no forwarding address, leaving an angry band of creditors wondering when--and if--they might get paid.
July 13, 1990 |
Virtually unnoticed among the many superpower negotiations, the United States and Soviet Union are trying to settle U.S. claims of more than $1 billion on debts that predate the Bolshevik Revolution, including old czarist bonds bought by Americans. Recent U.S.-Soviet commercial talks have focused on Soviet efforts to obtain most-favored-nation trading status, which would enable the Soviets to get the U.S. government credits and loans they need to resuscitate their economy.
May 1, 1997 |
Chicago-based Montgomery Ward Holding Corp. may have violated practices related to the collection of debt from credit card customers, based on an internal audit by the retailer's majority shareholder. General Electric Co.'s GE Capital Services unit said an internal audit of debt collection practices identified some "issues which we're moving swiftly to rectify," according to spokesman John Oliver. Oliver said GE was confident that the matter won't be material to GE or Montgomery Ward.