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Investors Put Subchapter V to Work


David Stevens, Esq. Admitted to Practice Before the United States Supreme Court

Scura Wigfield Heyer Stevens & Cammarota, LLP is proud to announce that David Stevens, a distinguished member of our legal team, has been admitted to practice before the bar of the United States Supreme Court. This prestigious accomplishment is not only a testament to David's unwavering dedication to the legal profession but also elevates the level of advocacy and service we can provide to our clients.

Hudson County Jury Returns $550K Verdict for Broken Ankle


Companies and Retailers That Filed for Bankruptcy in 2019


Bankruptcy cases are filed each day in the United States by parties seeking debt relief. Individuals and couples seek relief from the bankruptcy court, but there are also thousands of business bankruptcy cases filed by companies each year. Companies are not permitted to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. However, a bankruptcy lawyer can assist companies and businesses as they seek debt relief by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Apple Watch with Slip-And-Fall Detection


The tech titan just released the polished version of the Apple Watch, with a meld of pioneering components to help consumers live a safe and healthy lifestyle. Along with an enhanced electric heart sensor, the Apple Watch Series 4 can now lend a hand during a crisis situation.

New Jersey's Paid Sick Leave Act


On October 29, 2018, New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act will become effective.  The Act will provide eligible employees with paid leave associated with tending to their own medical needs as well as the medical needs of family members. 

NORDAM Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection


On Sunday, the Tulsa-founded aerospace manufacturer and repair company The NORDAM Group Inc. filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition aiming to reorganize their business.  The CEO, Meredith Madden, of NORDAM, believed filing bankruptcy was not the route they originally desired, but what the company desperately needed—as it preserved NORDAM Group's operations without disruption. The company says the bankruptcy filing comes subsequent to a protracted contract dispute with Pratt & Whitney Canada over engine nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and G600.

Scura, Wigfield, Heyer, Stevens, & Cammarota, LLP Successfully Moves to Dismiss a Debtor's Bankruptcy Petition for Bad Credit on Behalf of a Creditor


Recently, I successfully represented a creditor in seeking to dismiss a debtor’s bankruptcy case for being filed in bad faith. In this case, we contested the Debtor’s use of phantom expenses for purposes of passing the means test. Also, we contested the filing of the bankruptcy case pursuant to the totality of the circumstances based on the fact that the Debtor had about $1,922.00 in monthly disposable income that should have been used in a debt repayment plan towards his creditors.

Toys R Us Liquidation may put Jobs, Paychecks and Severance at Risk

Toys R Us Liquidation News Story

Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy last fall, but their recent announcement of liquidation of their stores could put employees at risk.

When a large corporation files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, the effects are felt by many. The Toys R Us liquidation is no expectation here in New Jersey. Attorney John Scura speaks with News 12 about what this means for employees as well as for customers who hold gift cards.  

Scura, Wigfield, Heyer, Stevens & Cammarota, LLC encourages employees to check how their pensions are set up and make sure they are covered.

Possible Toys R Us liquidation puts 30,000 jobs at risk

News 12 New Jersey

Posted: Mar 15, 2018

A possible liquidation of all Toys R Us stores in the United States could put 30,000 people out of work.

The Wayne-based toy retail giant apparently broke the news to its employees Wednesday, according to a toy industry analyst. The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall.

Bankruptcy attorney John Scura says pensions for large corporations like Toys R Us are typically set up in separate, protected funds but this is the first thing employees should check.

"There could be a shortfall on certain payments that are made to it,” Scura says.

Lawsuit States: Elderly Man Killed by Extreme Heat from HVAC System

Scura, Wigfield, Heyer & Stevens, LLP is representing the DiNapoli family who recently filed a lawsuit stating an elderly man was killed in his Bloomfield apartment on Dec. 13, 2015 from extreme heat caused by a defective heating/cooling system.

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