• Bidell v. Reid

    Publication Date: 2021-08-27
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorney for Plaintiff: Todd A. Morth, Esq., Williamsville, New York.
    for defendant: Attorney for Defendant: John A. Cappellini, Esq., Cuba, New York.

    Case Number: AP 19-01046

    Debtor's Discharge Does Not Discharge Obligation to Pay Restitution From Conviction

  • In re O'Connor

    Publication Date: 2021-08-24
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chapter 7 Trustee: Mark J. Schlant, Esq., Buffalo, New York.
    for defendant: Pro Se Creditor: Craig A. Markham, Erie, Pennsylvania.

    Case Number: BK 18-11779

    Email Satisfies Conditions for a Special Promise to Answer for Another's Debt

  • In re: The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-15
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Law Firm Client Relationships
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.: Stephen A. Donato, Esq., Charles J. Sullivan, Esq., Sara C. Temes, Esq., Grayson T. Walter, Esq., of counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, New York.
    for defendant: Joseph W. Allen, Esq., Assistant U.S. Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Ilan D. Scharf, Esq., Brittany M. Michael, Esq., of counsel, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, New York, New York. Co-Counsel for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Scott Bogucki, Esq., of counsel, Gleichenhaus, Marchese & Weishaar, PC., Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Various Claimants: Richard Weisbeck, Esq., and Amy Keller, Esq., of counsel, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, Buffalo, New York. Raymond L. Fink, Esq., Dennis C. Vacco, Esq., of counsel, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, Buffalo, New York. John D. Goetz, Esq., of counsel, Jones Day, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Case Number: BK 20-10322

    Bishops May Independently Retain Law Firm in Abuse Suits Leading to Diocese Bankruptcy

  • In re The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-19
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Non-Profit
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.: Stephen A. Donato, Esq., Charles J. Sullivan, Esq., Grayson T. Walter, Esq., of counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, New York.
    for defendant: Joseph W. Allen, Esq., Assistant U.S. Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, Buffalo, New York. Co-Counsel for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Scott Bogucki, Esq., of counsel, Gleichenhaus, Marchese & Weishaar, PC, Buffalo, New York.

    Case Number: Bk 20-10322

    Diocese May Maintain Pre-Petition Investments in St. Joseph Fund Satisfying NYPMIFA

  • The Diocese of Buffalo, NY v. The Cont'l. Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-14
    Practice Area: Admiralty | Civil Procedure
    Industry: Insurance | Non-Profit
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.: Stephen A. Donato, Esq., Charles J. Sullivan, Esq., Brian J. Butler, Esq., Grayson T. Walter, Esq., of counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, New York. Attorneys for The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.: James R. Murray, Esq., of counsel, Blank Rome LLP, New York, New York. Principal: Charles Mendolera, c/o The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Ilan D. Scharf, Esq., of counsel, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, New York, New York. Co-Counsel for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Scott Bogucki, Esq., of counsel, Gleichenhaus, Marchese & Weishaar, PC, Buffalo, New York. Members of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Peter Starks, Kevin Brown, Richard Brownell. Attorneys for The Continental Insurance Company: Craig Goldblatt, Esq., of counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, Washington, District of Columbia. Attorneys for The Continental Insurance Company: James Pio Ruggeri, Esq., of counsel, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Washington, District of Columbia. Attorneys for Employers Insurance Company of Wausau and Wausau Underwriters Insurance Company: Jonathan Schapp, Esq., Adam R. Durst, Esq., of counsel, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for Selective Insurance Company of New York: William Corbett, Jr., Esq., of counsel, Coughlin Duffy LLP, Morristown, New Jersey. Attorneys for Selective Insurance Company of New York: Robert Malone, Esq., of counsel, Gibbons P.C., Newark, New Jersey. Attorneys for Selective Insurance Company of New York: Judith T. Shelton, Esq., of counsel, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA: Nora A. Valenza-Frost, Esq., of counsel, Carlton Fields PA, New York, New York. Attorneys for Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America: Joseph M. Fisher, Esq., of counsel, Schiff Hardin LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Attorneys for Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America: Robert J. Feldman, Esq., of counsel, Gross Shuman P.C., Buffalo, New York. Assistant U.S. Trustee: Joseph W. Allen, Esq., Office of the U.S. Trustee, Buffalo, New York. Assistant Attorney General: Diane C. Hertz, Esq., of counsel, New York State Office of the Attorney General, New York, New York. Attorneys for Parish Steering Committee: Timothy P. Lyster, Esq., of counsel, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Rochester, NY. Attorneys for Various Defendants: Stacey Benson, Esq., of counsel, Jeff Anderson & Associates, PA, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Attorneys for Various Defendants: Stephen Boyd, Esq., of counsel, Steve Boyd, PC, Williamsville, New York. Attorneys for Various Defendants: Mitchell Garabedian, Esq., of counsel, Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian, Boston, Massachusetts. Attorneys for Various Defendants: Daniel J. Chiacchia, Esq., of counsel, Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP, Hamburg, New York.

    Case Number: BK 20-10322

    Court Sets Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim in Sexual Abuse Actions Against Diocese

  • Matter of Moore

    Publication Date: 2020-08-27
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorney for Debtor: Barry H. Sternberg, Esq., Barry Sternberg Law Office, Cheektowaga, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for M&T Bank: Aleksandra K. Fugate, Esq., of counsel, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Rochester, New York.

    Case Number: BK 18-12444

    Bank Seeking $1,150 in Post-Petition Fees Is Granted Only $150 for Legal Services

  • Matter of Buczek

    Publication Date: 2020-07-16
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Pro Se Debtor: Shane Christopher Buczek, Amherst New York.
    for defendant: Attorney for KeyBank National Association: David P. Case, Esq., of counsel, Fein Such & Crane LLP, Rochester, New York.

    Case Number: BK 19-11441

    Lis Pendens Placed Debtor on Notice of Foreclosure Action; Stay Pending Appeal Is Denied

  • In re Great Food Great Fun LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-23
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Tax
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorney for Debtors: Daniel F. Brown, Esq., of counsel, Andreozzi Bluestein LLP, Clarence, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: Louis J. Testa, Esq., of counsel, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Civil Recoveries Bureau, Bankruptcy Litigation Unit, The Capitol, Albany, New York.

    Case Number: BK 17-11557

    Firms Personally Liable on Predecessors' Unpaid Sales Taxes up to Transferred Assets' FMV

  • The Diocese of Buffalo N.Y. v. The Continental Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-08
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y: Stephen A. Donato, Esq., Charles J. Sullivan, Esq., Grayson T. Walter, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for The Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y: James R. Murray, Esq., Jared Zola, Esq., Robyn L. Michaelson, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, New York, New York. Attorney for The Continental Insurance Company: Jeffrey A. Dove, Esq., Barclay Damon LLP, Barclay Damon Tower, Syracuse, New York. Attorney for The Continental Insurance Company: Craig Goldblatt, Esq., Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, Washington, District of Columbia. Attorneys for The Continental Insurance Company: David Attisani, Esq., J.P. Jaillet, Esq., Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston, Massachusetts. Attorneys for Employers Insurance Company of Wausau: Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Esq., Jonathan Schapp, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors: Ilan D Scharf, Esq., James I. Stang, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, New York, New York

    Case Number: AP-20-1009

    Insurers Are Denied Abstention as to Jurisdiction Over Adversary Proceeding

  • Matter of H&S Truck Stop Travel Plaza LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-01-08
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorney for Debtor: Thomas Denny, Esq., Law Office of Thomas Denny, Amherst, NY.
    for defendant: Attorney for Notice of Appearance Creditor: Thomas M. O'Donnell, Esq., Deputy Corporation Counsel, City Hall of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY. Assistant United States Trustee: Joseph W. Allen, Esq., Office of the U.S. Trustee, Olympic Towers, Buffalo, NY.

    Case Number: BK 19-12076

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  • In re Bulger

    Publication Date: 2019-10-08
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Bankruptcy
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorney for Debtor: Daniel E. Wisniewski, Esq., Buffalo, NY.
    for defendant: Attorneys for Richard F. Bockrath and Mary Jane Bockrath: Beth Ann Bivona, Esq., of counsel, Barclay Damon LLP, Buffalo, New York.

    Case Number: BK 18-12185

    Post-Petition Legal Fees Exceeding $1,150 Disallowed in Connection With Foreclosure