Monthly Archives: November 2012

Does Mediation Have a Role in Arizona Bankruptcy?

Have you wondered about the role bankruptcy mediation can play in resolving debtor-creditor disputes? Arizona bankruptcy mediation is an important process, particularly when worker unions are involved and collective bargaining agreements are on the table for cuts.   Arizona Bankruptcy Mediation Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a process that is available to parties in both consumer Arizona bankruptcies (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) and business bankruptcies (Chapter 11). Some mediators are compensated, others are [...]

By |2012-11-26T10:44:42+00:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does Mediation Have a Role in Arizona Bankruptcy?

Judge Gets Hostess and Bakers Union into Mediation

The bankruptcy judge presiding over the Hostess Brands, Inc., Chapter 11 case responded to the cupcake debtor’s motion to liquidate with a judicial request to mediate. Why mediate? There’s just too much at stake to not give it the old college try. Hostess and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union (“Bakers”) were at an impasse on November 15 when the Bakers refused to end their strike. Hostess filed a motion to liquidate with the [...]

By |2012-11-20T10:58:31+00:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge Gets Hostess and Bakers Union into Mediation

Three New Judges Will Soon Be on Arizona’s Bankruptcy Bench

There have been a few changes to the judicial make-up of the bankruptcy court here in Arizona. We won’t have more bankruptcy judges, despite the need. What we will have are some new judges to fill existing posts on the bench of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced the new appointments: “We are extremely pleased to welcome such well qualified [...]

By |2019-07-24T07:08:57+00:00November 15th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three New Judges Will Soon Be on Arizona’s Bankruptcy Bench

Marginal Successes, Revised Expectations, Broken Promises – A in Review – Part 6

Bankruptcy Relief Extended for Some Military Families By Lawrence ‘D’ Zolman, Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer In a July 8, 2008, speech to a Powder Springs, Georgia, audience, Democrat presidential candidate Obama gave his promise to reform existing bankruptcy laws to assist military families in debt. Obama promised change to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to create a bankruptcy “fast track” for military service members and their families needing debt relief. At Powder Springs, Obama’s campaign spokesperson, Bill Burton, fed AP [...]

By |2012-11-02T13:30:34+00:00November 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marginal Successes, Revised Expectations, Broken Promises – A in Review – Part 6

Stopping Repossession in AZ Bankruptcy Newsletter Nov. 2012

The Zolman Law’s Arizona Bankruptcy Newsletter, November 2012, is now available for you to share with all of your family and friends. Before you start holiday shopping for the kids, be sure to read important safety considerations regarding button batteries in children’s toys. Here are some of the other topics covered in this month’s newsletter: How To Avoid the Repo Man Are you struggling to make your car payments? Our lead story is chock-full of useful tips on [...]

By |2012-11-01T12:00:21+00:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stopping Repossession in AZ Bankruptcy Newsletter Nov. 2012