On May 3, 2019, the Court entered a receivership order as to Emerie Custom Homes, Inc. as a result of an unpaid final judgment.
Turnover Order (PDF File)
Please direct all questions or concerns to the Receiver.
For a fifth consecutive year, Peter Ruggero was named a Rising Star in 2016 by the Super Lawyers’ rating service.
Creditors, in certain circumstances, can seek to put a debtor into an involuntary bankruptcy case. This is a serious and powerful remedy. And, if successful, an involuntary bankruptcy subjects the debtor to be overseen by the federal court system and laws. A threshold issue, however, is that the creditor’s claim must not be subject to a bona fide dispute. On February 3, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in In re Green Hills Development Co., L.L.C., — F.3d —, 2014 WL 380386 (5th Cir. 2014) affirmed a dismissal of an involuntary bankruptcy case. The Court discussed the no bona fide dispute requirement. Notwithstanding that the involuntary bankruptcy was dismissed because the creditor’s claim was held subject to a bona fide dispute and was being litigated extensively in state court prior to the involuntary bankruptcy petition, the creditor avoided sanctions. The full opinion is available here.
Peter Ruggero has been elected to the Board of Directors for the South Texas College of Law Alumni Board. Mr. Ruggero will also serve on the Admissions Committee for the Alumni Board.