Veronica Brill & Todd Witteles slap Mike Postle with involuntary bankruptcy petition
Scandals & Crimes
Mike Postle’s legal troubles continue. Just months after Veronica Brill and Todd Witteles secured anti-SLAPP judgments against Postle in his frivolous $ 330 million libel lawsuit against them, the two filed a joint involuntary bankruptcy petition against him. .
The petition, filed Wednesday in U.S. Eastern District Bankruptcy Court of Colorado, cites Postle as a target under Chapter 7 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. In May and June, respectively, Witteles and Brill each won their case that Postle’s lawsuit against them was an illegal attempt to stifle their First Amendment right to free speech, and he was therefore responsible. of their legal bills.
Presiding Judge Shama H. Mesiwala awarded Witteles $ 26,982 and Brill $ 27,745. Postle apparently did not respond to requests for payment from Witteles’ lawyer Eric Bensamochan or Brill’s lawyer Marc J. Randazza.
Postle may already be on the hook for more than the combined $ 54,727 he owes Postle. According to legaluspokersites.com, Postle has also been sued by Wells Fargo Bank and Discover Bank for an additional $ 13,700 combined with what appears to be unpaid credit card debt.
Tackle Postle’s Assets
The involuntary bankruptcy petition is the legal mechanism by which recalcitrant debtors are compelled to deal with creditors’ claims. The filing automatically grants Postle a 21-day response window – in this case, until August 12 – to respond to Witteles and Brill’s joint request.
If Postle did not respond, the Chapter 7 petition would automatically be granted. This lays the groundwork for Bensamochan and Randazza to attach liens on all the assets that Postle owns. Possible assets begin with Postle’s home in Antelope, Calif., The address of which is included in the petition, as well as his vehicles, furniture, collectibles and other sundries.
The asset identification search could also reveal whether Postle attempted to hide assets from the foreclosure by transferring ownership to third parties. Such transactions may be canceled if a court determines that such a transfer took place in bad faith.
Collection efforts underway
Witteles and Brill’s current collection efforts have been automatically put on hold until the involuntary bankruptcy application is approved or denied. If Postle disputes the petition, he must file an objection, which would trigger another court case. If he does not appear or unsuccessfully contests the petition, the court will appoint a Chapter 7 trustee.
This trustee would then be responsible for identifying all of Postle’s assets, seizing them legally and liquidating them for payment. The trustee is also mandated to use “long-arm” recovery methods in the case of assets illegally transferred to third parties.
Witteles’ attorney, Bensamochan, described Postle as actively avoiding collection attempts.
“Sir. Postle owes valid judgments to both Mr Witteles and Ms Brill,” Bensamochan told Cardschat News. information and beliefs, he has other assets, such as sports memorabilia, that could be used to pay off his debts.
Bensamochan, a bankruptcy lawyer, is licensed in California and therefore well suited to handle the process of finding assets to secure payment, as ordered by the courts.