Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Law’

Defending Collections against Spousal Guaranties

Defending Collections against Spousal Guaranties

It’s becoming an all-too-familiar fact pattern: a former spouse loses his business and is uncollectable/bankrupt leaving the bank to look to the former spouse for collection pursuant to a guaranty taken out during the marriage. In those instances, lawyers need…

Deficiency Actions against Guarantors

Deficiency Actions against Guarantors

Recently, the Michigan Court of Appeals in Dearborn Capital Corporation v Facundo Bravo, (Docket No. 284274 released 9/22/09) issued a decision that serves as a harsh reminder to creditors of the consequences of failing to observe the letter of the…

Bankruptcy Discharge of Litigation Debts

Bankruptcy Discharge of Litigation Debts

An understanding of whether a debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy is essential to a business and commercial litigator for at least three reasons – – (1) to structure the claims being brought in the complaint; (2) to evaluate the credibility…