U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman

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BULLETIN: Judge Extends TelexFree Claims Deadline

BULLETIN: Judge Extends TelexFree Claims Deadline

BULLETIN: At the request of Trustee Stephen B. Darr, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman has extended the deadline to file TelexFree claims until Dec. 31, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. Prevailing Eastern Time. The deadline had been Sept. 26. Darr asked for the extension on Sept. 21. Why was the extension needed? “The Trustee has […]

TELEXFREE: Trustee Requests Stay In Lawsuit Against MLM Attorney Gerald Nehra, Others

TELEXFREE: Trustee Requests Stay In Lawsuit Against MLM Attorney Gerald Nehra, Others

UPDATED 11:14 A.M. EDT U.S.A. TelexFree Trustee Stephen B. Darr has requested a stay in the lawsuit against MLM attorney Gerald Nehra, the Nehra and Waak law firm and certain other individuals or entities accused civilly of helping the judicially declared Ponzi- and pyramid scheme gain a head of steam. “The Trustee seeks this stay […]

Alleged TelexFree Winner Tries To Sue Trustee For ‘Emotional Distress’; Separately, U.S. Judge Asks Dominican Court For Assistance

Alleged TelexFree Winner Tries To Sue Trustee For 'Emotional Distress'; Separately, U.S. Judge Asks Dominican Court For Assistance

It may be a first in MLM clawback cases. Dwayne Jones, an alleged winner of more than $561,000 in the judicially declared TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid scheme, is trying┬áto sue Trustee Stephen B. Darr for “Emotional Distress and Anticipated Attorney & Court Costs.” In a proposed defendant class-action, Darr sued Jones and dozens of other […]

Office Of U.S. Trustee Says It Will Challenge Fee Applications In TelexFree Bankruptcy Case

Office Of U.S. Trustee Says It Will Challenge Fee Applications In TelexFree Bankruptcy Case

UPDATED 12:32 P.M. EDT U.S.A. A component of the U.S. Department of Justice has informed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman that it will object to fee applications filed by two firms assisting Stephen B. Darr, the court-appointed trustee in the TelexFree bankruptcy case in Massachusetts. In court filings yesterday, the office of U.S. Trustee […]

BULLETIN: Judge Issues Order That Directs Justice Department’s Bankruptcy Watchdog To Appoint Trustee Over TelexFree Case

BULLETIN: Judge Issues Order That Directs Justice Department's Bankruptcy Watchdog To Appoint Trustee Over TelexFree Case

BULLETIN: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman of the Massachusetts Central Division in Worcester has ordered the appointment of a trustee in the TelexFree Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The U.S. Trustee, the U.S. Department of Justice’s watchdog arm in bankruptcy cases, pressed for the appointment last month. “There are reasonable grounds to suspect that the […]