Calif. Fights LandAmerica Stay Bid In Property Spat

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The state of California is seeking to continue court battles with bankrupt LandAmerica Financial Group Inc. over about $9.1 million in unclaimed property, despite an attempt by the real estate and title insurer to halt proceedings by invoking the automatic stay imposed by its Chapter 11 filing.

John Chiang, controller of the State of California, filed an objection Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virgina to Land America’s motion to enforce the automatic stay on two lawsuits filed over the property,...
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