asingleblog posted the following summary of this document as a comment back on July 22nd:
Most creditors will have received this but I’m posting a summary on this site just in case.
Basically there has been a Chapter 7 Trustee’s motion to dismiss SSG’S file for liquidation. Randy W. Williams has based his case for dismissal on these points (again a summary):
– There are a number of inconsistencies in the filing and a number of practical factors that favor dismissal of this case. The inconsistencies are that the Debtor’s legal name is not St Stephens the Great LLC.
– There is no St Stephens the Great LLC or a dba for anyone to operate under that name. The legal name of the entity alleged to be the Debtor in this case is St Stephens the Great, which is the same name as a registered in the United Kingdom. And while there do appear to be two separate St Stephens the Great entities, the information provided to the Trustee is that the taxpayer identification number given for the Debtor is the same number for the registered charity.
– The petition states that the Debtor is not for profit entity under the Internal Revenue Code, but the Debtor has no Internal Revenue Service Employee Identification Number.
It then goes on to argue the case of SSG operating in England and Wales and the practical considerations of creditors attending hearings in America.
Wish I could scan the whole thing but I can’t.
The entire document can now be downloaded here: electronic-bankruptcy-notice-ssg.pdf — as the filename indicates, it’s a pdf so you’ll need a pdf reader to open it. At just under 752kb it’s a fairly hefty file: if you’re on dial-up you’re in for a bit of a wait…
My thanks to Phelim in particular and to everyone else who has continued to post comments here since Dave Walker found himself in too deep. Solidarity, Dave: you’ve done an excellent job over the last couple of years keeping us all up to speed: grace and peace to you.
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Should you wish to import the contents of this site to your own blog, please download, unzip then upload this file*, but whilst this site remains open it would be best if you turn comments off on the uploaded posts, please, and refer your visitors to this site: far better, I think, if we can keep comments on the same post all together. As and when time permits, the file will be updated so that you can include the latest posts and comments: please bookmark this page if you wish to take advantage of this.
* Download problems? Windows users: right-click on the link; Mac users: ctrl-click on the link; then choose “Download to…” (or similar) from the pop-up menu. It’s a standard .zip file so should unzip with a double-click.
Still having problems? OK: link to the plain text .xml file below, but be aware that it’s bigger and will take a tad longer to download: spckssg.2008-07-28.xml — if it opens in your browser, come back and try the right-click/ctrl-click trick described above…