Creditors In $485M Ponzi Scheme Want Broker Fees Returned

Law360, Dallas (November 19, 2012, 5:02 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday said he's “reluctant” to award summary judgment to creditors for defunct Provident Royalties LLC who want to recoup about $13.1 million in fees from 15 broker-dealers who sold securities as part of the company's alleged $485 million Ponzi scheme.

U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson said he’s equally reluctant to grant summary judgment to the broker-dealers, who say the recovery claims are barred by U.S. Bankruptcy Code, but would review the filings and arguments further before issuing a ruling.

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Case Title

Segner et al v. Securities America, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:10-cv-01884

Court

Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy: Withdrawal 28 USC 157

Judge

Jane J Boyle

Date Filed

September 20, 2010

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