BG Law to Appear Before Supreme Court in Law v. Siegel
On Monday June 17, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Stephen Law v. Alfred H. Siegel, Chapter 7 Trustee, a case involving the question of whether a bankruptcy court has the power to levy a financial charge against a Chapter 7 debtor’s residential property, which he claims falls under the homestead exemption. Stephen Law, the Chapter 7 Debtor in the case, filed for bankruptcy, and Al Siegel was appointed Chapter 7 Trustee. Shortly after the appointment of Mr. Siegel, he uncovered a false deed of trust and attempts in advance of the bankruptcy filing to eliminate equity for judgment creditors. The Supreme Court’s interest in the almost 10 year old case, which has thus far seen over 25 appeals in various venues, seems focused on a circuit split over the interpretation of a section of the U.S. Code that grants courts equitable powers to implement court orders or rules. Steve Gubner, lead counsel, and Alfred Siegel, Chapter 7 Trustee, will appear in front of the Supreme Court on January 13, 2014.