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Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

Diamond Properties accuses sports memorabilia firm of judgment-proofing its rent

“Photo File became a judgment proof shell and ceased operations as a separate entity,” according to complaint, “leaving it with no ability to pay any of its obligations to DP21.”

UPDATE: Responsibility for maintaining Doral Arrowwood in limbo

“Due to the lack of funding,” receiver Kirby D. Payne stated in a Dec. 24 affidavit, the property “is in dire financial condition."

House foreclosure entangles chef Bonnie Saran’s ‘Little’ eateries

As of December, according to the complaint, Little Bonnie had failed to pay $29,124 in real estate taxes for two years and the December mortgage payment.

Couple sues Wells Fargo to honor reduced price sale of damaged...

The Gordons “have been ready, willing and able to complete this transaction and purchase of property,” the complaint states. “However, in light of the casualty losses the property sustained … the purchase price of the property must be reduced.”

White Plains Honda says Continuum construction has created a hazard in...

The work was not done in accord with sound construction practices, the dealership states in a Dec. 26 amended complaint, and with “brazen disregard for the safety of persons employed by White Plains Honda … and members of the public on or about the defendants’ apartment buildings and the project site.”

Joint venture sues New Rochelle’s Greens at Cherry Lawn partner for...

“As a result of an investigation,” the complaint states, “it was learned that Weinberg personally siphoned millions of dollars from the project.”

AAA Carting says Pelham steered more expensive contract to competitor

“The acceptance of the higher bid is a needless waste of taxpayers’ money and is not justified,” according to the complaint filed Jan. 3. in Westchester Supreme Court.

Bankruptcy judge zeroes out Hudson Valley man’s $221K student debt

“This court will not participate in perpetuating these myths,” Morris stated in a Jan. 7 decision. “Rather, this court will apply the Brunner test as it was originally intended.”

Lawyer loses $136,000 fee for flouting family court rules

"Actions such as Mr. Molbert’s … are so inimical to, or at least incompatible with, the rule of law as to require the forfeiture of then-unbilled fees and expenses as a check against such actions ever being taken.”

UPDATE: Olivet University affiliate Dover Greens to pay $575,000 EPA asbestos...

Philip Bae, chief operating officer, pledged to the EPA that medical monitoring would be provided to people who may have been exposed to asbestos fibers because of the violations.

Scarsdale bankruptcy expert files for bankruptcy protection

Joseph Sarachek describes himself as “one of the foremost authorities in the trading of privately held distressed debt.”

Feldman estate sues Chappaqua psychologist to enforce $980,000 rape verdict

“While Dr. Knack may have successfully used this bankruptcy proceeding to delay justice during Noelle’s lifetime,” he stated, “those who knew and loved Noelle still pray that justice will ultimately prevail.”

Bankruptcy trustee says Gordos North is not the real Gordos restaurant

Gordos North misappropriated the “locally famous and iconic “Gordos” trademark,” the complaint states, to cause former customers to believe that the new restaurant was Gordos’ successor.

KeyBank sues Kiryas Joel religious charity in $950K credit card chargeback...

“KeyBank seeks to prevent the fraudulent transfer or dissipation of assets,” the complaint states, “including those assets that they have already tried to put beyond the reach of KeyBank.”

Monsey yeshiva sues to keep $6.5M in conference center donations

“Farleigh’s position is based on misinformation received from a former member of Ohr Somayach’s senior administration,” the complaint states, “who is no longer affiliated with Ohr Somayach following an arbitral ruling as to certain disputes.”