U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Two Years After Addison-Based Debt Relief USA Went Bankrupt, the Feds Take an Interest

    ​No doubt you heard the radio spots in which they promised to "settle your credit card debt for pennies on the dollar without filing for bankruptcy"; no doubt you saw the TV ads in which they claimed you would "truly be debt free in less than 36 months." From 2005 till '09, Addison-based Debt Reli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    You Didn't Forget About That Glorypark Lawsuit, Did You? These Guys Haven't.

    ​One day, perhaps later than sooner, there will be a resolution over how much, if anything, Tom Hicks or the present owners of the Texas Rangers owe over that failed Glorypark development that was to have been built next to the Ballpark in Arlington. But for now, that case remains in limbo -- some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    On-the-Auction-Block Blockbuster Thinks Amazon, Best Buy, CVS Are Interested

    ​Home Media Magazine directs our attention to this Friday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, where Renaissance Tower-based Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 back in September. As we noted last week, Blockbuster's up for sale now, with Monarch Alternative Capital among the interested parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    In-N-Out With Some High-N-Tight End-of-the-Day Follow-Ups to Which We Plead Guilty

    ​Where to begin? Let's go with Your Texas Rangers, who were back in bankruptcy court in Fort Worth for the second day of "first day" proceedings following Monday's voluntary Chapter 11 filing. Reports the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge D. Michael Lynn finally decided after a bidding war bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Your Texas Rangers Unveil Plan to Complete Sale of Team to Chuck Greenberg, Nolan Ryan

    ​Moments ago, John Blake, exec veep of communication for Your Texas Rangers, sent word that there is, at long last, a plan in place that will finally give Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan's Rangers Baseball Express control of the team. And, yes, it does involve "a voluntary, 'prepackaged,' court-sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    U.S. Trustee in Charge of Bob's Bankruptcy Isn't Very Happy With His Steak

    It's been almost two months since Silveroak Holdings, Ltd. -- better known as Bob's Steak & Chop House -- filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas; on this otherwise slow news morning, well, it seemed like a good time to check in. Which, as you'll see from the doc b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    On the Bob's Steak & Chop House Line, a Chapter 11 Filing to Restructure Massive Debt

    Yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas, Silveroak Holdings, Ltd. -- better known as Bob's Steak & Chop House -- filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. Bob Sambol and his attorney, Mark Ralston, say the bankruptcy filing has nothing to do with Lee Thompson's claim that Sambol owes him $300,00 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    So, Bennigan's Lives? Steak & Ale Too? Good Luck With All That.

    The Monte Cristo, still delicious Three months after Plano-based Metromedia Restaurant Group shuttered most of its Bennigan's locations in the middle of the night comes word that the franchise will soldier on under new ownership. New York City- and Atlanta-based Atalaya Capital Management issued a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Earth Biofuels: Going, Going ... Gone?

    Doesn't seem so long ago that Dallas-based Earth Biofuels was a company on the rise: Julia Roberts, Willie Nelson and Morgan Freeman were shareholders and on the board of directors, and exactly one year ago, Roberts signed on to act as spokeswoman for the alternative-fuels company HQ'd on Knox Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Brook Mays: Everything Must Go!

    A date's been set for the Brook Mays auction: August 8, a week from today. That's pretty much when the 105-year-old local musical-instrument company will cease to exist as we've known it, only a few weeks after it filed for Chapter 11 following lower-than-expected revenue in the third and fourth qua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Brook Mays Sings the Blues

    Yeah, you try schlepping one of these back and forth to elementary school every day. Not fun. It has not been a good July for Brook Mays Music Co. A week ago, news broke that the Dallas-based institution, which has sold or leased a musical instrument to pretty much every kid in the area who wanted o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Have You No Pride?

    Sounds like a Dallas travel agency sure did screw a bunch of missionaries from Arkansas. Says here that Pride Travel "took more than $30,000 for airline tickets never purchased" from a group of kids who worked like hell to send some Cambodians to heaven. The kids, from Temple Baptist Church in Sprin ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 11, 2006

    Going Liquid?

    Chapter 7 isn't the EC's lucky number

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2006

    Lights Out

    In the Squeezing Blood from a Stone filings at the United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, it seems there are still a few folks who want some scratch from what remains of the Entertainment Collaborative. In January, U.S. District Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale official ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Wailing on Each Other

    Plus: Seeing Red

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    The Thing That Ate Downtown

    Downtowns real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the citys core

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    Bread and Circuses

    When food legend Julia Child came to Texas spreading her gospel of good eating, no one was spared. Not even Big Tex

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Under the Knife

    After a long history of public drunkenness and allegations of slashing two men's throats, it is time to examine the troubled practice of Dr. John Hargett

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Blind-sided, again

    Al Lipscomb assures us that he has no idea what's going on

  • News

    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Sexual Dealing

    The truth about Cabaret Royale's blue-chip fantasy world