Bankruptcy filing statistics are in for May. It appears that there were 422 new cases filed in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and 1241 new cases filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The Zaleski Law firm files cases both in the Western District which is based in Madison and the [...]
Every month or so, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reviews petitions filed by attorneys who seek to have their clients cases heard by the Supreme Court. In May 2016, the Supreme Court reviewed 60 different petitions. Out of those 60 cases, the Supreme Court voted to accept just 1 case, a case handled and presented by [...]
According to statistics from the American Bankruptcy Institute, in 2015 there were 18,455 chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin. This was down 10% from 2014.
The New York Times just noted a study finding that in 2015 a record 149 people in the United States were found to have been falsely convicted of a crime. Official misconduct played a role in 65 exonerations and false confessions were seen in 27. The National Registry of Exonerations, based at the University of [...]
In a previous post, we talked about various cities, towns and municipalities that have utilized the bankruptcy code to get out of debt. Now Puerto Rico is apparently looking to do the same thing. According to the Wall Street Journal, Puerto Rico spends close to 38% of its general fund budget on debt service with [...]
The Wall Street Journal reports today that rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy protection. Apparently, the rapper has sought the protection afforded by the bankruptcy code due to a legal judgment won by a woman who accused him of invasion of privacy for posting a sexually explicit video online. Attorney Zaleski has not filed [...]
Attorney Steven Zaleski has been the lead attorney on four cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court entered a decision which gave Attorney Zaleski his third Wisconsin Supreme Court win.
On March 3, 2015, Attorney Steven Zaleski appeared before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The appearance was Attorney Zaleski's fourth case before the Supreme Court. It is anticipated that the Supreme Court will render a decision in the next 90-120 days.
In addition to representing people in basic chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, the Zaleski Law Firm represents clients in adversary proceedings. What is an adversary proceeding? It is a legal action filed against the debtor in a bankruptcy case which challenges the discharge of the debt for a particular reason. Not all bankruptcy [...]
In earlier posts, we've discussed the the local case that has made its way up to the United States Supreme Court. "In Re Clark," or "Clark v. Rameker," deals with the question of whether an inherited IRA is considered exempt under Section 522(b)(3)(c) of the Bankruptcy Code, or more simply put, whether an inherited IRA [...]