May 2016 Wisconsin bankruptcy filings

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-29T01:20:59+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not bankruptcy…but interesting nonetheless…record number of false convictions overturned in 2015

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 [...]

By | 2016-02-14T04:45:20+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy?

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 [...]

By | 2015-11-04T04:24:40+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Celebrity Files Bankruptcy

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 [...]

By | 2015-07-15T02:28:50+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adversary proceedings in bankruptcy

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 [...]

By | 2015-01-25T01:59:55+00:00 January 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments