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January 17, 1985
Monte A. Krissman, an attorney best known publicly as a court-appointed receiver who supervised the remaining assets of bankrupt and failing companies, died Saturday. He was 45 and had cancer. A graduate of Stanford University, Krissman worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. From there he became a vice president and director of Jefferies & Co. Inc., a large securities brokerage firm.
September 6, 2012 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — A judge has again rejected the state's request for a speedy end to federal control of prison healthcare. In an order issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson said he would require tougher reviews than the state wanted before agreeing to dissolve the receivership that has run inmate medical care for six years. "Evidence of progress made under the direction and control of the receiver does not constitute evidence of [the state's] own will, capacity, and leadership to maintain a constitutionally adequate system of inmate medical care," Henderson wrote.
Beleaguered Arizona businessman Charles H. Keating Jr. will get his day in court today as he tries to wrest control of Lincoln Savings & Loan from federal regulators who seized the Irvine thrift in April. Keating, who spurned a chance to testify before the House Banking Committee two weeks ago, has been subpoenaed by the government to testify in federal court here about his operation of Lincoln. It was not clear whether he would be called to testify today or later in the trial.
March 24, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Los Angeles office landlord MPG Office Trust Inc. said Friday it had consented to put its downtown skyscraper Two California Plaza into receivership. The move was the first step in MPG's plan to quit ownership of the 52-story tower at 350 S. Grand Ave., which is encumbered with $470 million of mortgage debt. “Two California Plaza is an asset that is significantly over-leveraged,” Chief Executive David L. Weinstein said. “While we are disappointed that the company was unable to retain this asset, we were unable to restructure the loan on terms that were in the best interests of our stockholders.” MPG determined that it was more prudent to use its cash to support its remaining downtown office portfolio, he said.
May 5, 1989 | From United Press International
In an unprecedented action, thrift regulators Thursday placed the insolvent Murray Savings & Loan Assn. into receivership, essentially wiping out the institution's stockholders and subordinated debt holders. Murray Savings, the sixth-largest Texas thrift, was taken into the federal oversight program's conservatorship on April 6. It had $1.4 billion in assets, $1.5 billion in liabilities and $35 million in negative regulatory capital at the end of last year, said the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, which regulates the thrift industry.
May 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
A federal judge in San Francisco placed an alleged real estate scam into receivership Tuesday in hopes that the move would help clean up a financial mess that has entangled at least 200 investors and a Nevada child-care center. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer authorized Moraga, Calif.-based receiver Stephen E. Anderson to seize control of Reno-based Chicago D&P Inc. and its affiliated companies, ousting a family management team that securities regulators depict as con artists.
December 7, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Guardian Savings and Loan Assn., a four-office thrift seized by federal regulators in June, was placed in receivership Friday--an action typically followed by the sale or liquidation of the institution. The Resolution Trust Corp., which has been operating Guardian under a conservatorship since it was declared insolvent June 21, was named receiver.
January 18, 2012 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Sacramento -- Federal oversight of prison healthcare in California is nearing an end, a judge said Tuesday, six years after he ruled that abysmal medical conditions were contributing to an inmate death every week. U.S. District Court Judge Thelton E. Henderson said Tuesday that healthcare in state lockups has improved significantly since he seized control of the system, a move that has cost taxpayers billions of dollars. "While some critical work remains outstanding — most notably on construction issues — it is clear that many of the goals of the receivership have been accomplished," Henderson wrote in a three-page order.
March 3, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
One of the largest industrial buildings near John Wayne Airport in Orange County has been purchased out of receivership by Alliance Commercial Partners for $23.1 million. The building at 2001 E. Dyer Road in Santa Ana had been used as corporate headquarters by GT Bicycles and 3 PL Global. It is now mostly empty. Alliance paid about half of the previous sale price for the building, said Bob O'Neill, director of acquisitions for the Lakewood, Colo., real estate investment company.
October 19, 2010 | By David J. Aleshire
In his Oct. 12 Times Op-Ed article, "Fixing Bell," respected Ventura City Manager Rick Cole calls on Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown to request a court-appointment receiver to manage the troubled Los Angeles County city. One of the online comments to the article says, "While you're at it Jerry, appoint one for the state as well for the recent budget fiasco. " Exactly. The state is not a model of governance for California. Bell should not expect salvation from Sacramento. The solution for Bell is within view, as residents are in the process of recalling four discredited City Council members.
September 22, 2010 | Kim Christensen and Rong-Gong Lin II
The arrests of most of Bell's elected leaders Tuesday brought cheers and dancing in the streets in the small, working-class city, but added to the already deep uncertainty about its future. With four of Bell's five City Council members facing corruption charges, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to push for a court order to seize authority from them and turn day-to-day management over to an appointed receiver. Run for nearly two decades under the tight control of City Administrator Robert Rizzo, who was among those charged Tuesday, Bell now faces a possible recall election and an effort by state Atty.
July 30, 2010 | By Rick Cole
In the uncapped gusher of municipal corruption pouring out of the tiny city of Bell, only one thing is surprising: that it's taken this long to be noticed. For decades, the municipalities of southeast Los Angeles County have been notorious. Many of them are too small and too poor, cut off from resources in neighboring cities because of archaic boundary decisions made 100 years ago. They were destined, by accidents of history, to be vulnerable targets for opportunists to seize and exploit.
April 28, 2009 | David Colker
Isaac Larian, the outspoken entrepreneur who made a fortune off the popular Bratz dolls, was ordered by a federal court judge late Monday to hand control of his company to a temporary receiver. In addition, MGA Entertainment Inc., based in Van Nuys, can no longer produce or distribute the sassy dolls. That's because U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Larson in Riverside also lifted his stay of an order giving archrival Mattel Inc. control of the Bratz assets.
March 19, 2008 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County treasury is struggling to recover an $80-million investment in a complex British fund that was forced into receivership last month after it defaulted on payments to creditors, the county treasurer told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Under a decision by a British judge overseeing the fund's affairs, the earliest investors are to be repaid before more recent investors, which include Orange County, Treasurer Chriss Street told the board.
March 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A judge said Thursday that Death Row Records would be placed in receivership unless label founder Marion "Suge" Knight appeared at a debtor hearing next month. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald M. Sohigian ruled in a lawsuit by an imprisoned drug dealer seeking half of a $107-million award to the inmate's ex-wife, who said that she helped start the rap record empire and that Knight owed her the money.
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