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Ponzi Scheme Trustee Has Standing to Pursue Recovery Claims, and Is Not Barred by in Pari Delicto Doctrine, in Sixth Circuit

Ponzi Scheme Trustee Has Standing to Pursue Recovery Claims, and Is Not Barred by in Pari Delicto Doctrine, in Sixth Circuit, Which Joins Third, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits in Declining to Follow Second Circuit’s Wagoner Rule In 1991, the Second Circuit, in Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. v. Wagoner, 944 F.2d 114, 120 (2d Cir. 1991), held …

Tolling Statute of Limitations for Claims of Entities in Receivership or Bankruptcy Previously Controlled by Wrongdoer

Adverse Domination Doctrine Under the adverse domination doctrine, the statute of limitations for bringing an action against the corporate wrongdoers is tolled when those wrongdoers continue to control or dominate the corporation and prevent it from discovering the malfeasance and taking remedial action against the malefactors. See Favila v. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 188 Cal. …

A Receiver Has Standing to Pursue Fraudulent Transfer Claims on Behalf of Receivership Entity

As set forth in Scholes v. Lehmann and adopted by courts across the country, a Receiver has standing to pursue fraudulent transfer claims because the receivership entity in whose shoes the Receiver stands is deemed to be creditor of the Ponzi scheme or other fraudulent enterprise that was placed in receivership.  That seminal case and its ever-growing progeny …

Receivership Estate, as Legal Identity Separate and Distinct From Receivership Entity, is Creditor of Receivership Entity for Purposes of Fraudulent Transfer Claims

Most court have adopted the traditional view that a receiver stands in the shoes of the entity that has been placed in receivership such that it can only assert those claims that the entity could have asserted.  See Scholes v. Lehmann, 56 F.3d 750 (7th Cir. 1995); Eberhard v. Marcu, 530 F.3d 122 (2d Cir. …