Hertz Notices Ruled OK In Some Ch. 11 Renter Arrest Disputes

By Jeff Montgomery (June 22, 2022, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge declined on Wednesday to rule that public notices in the Hertz car rental company's Chapter 11 violated bankruptcy rules to the detriment of some customers now seeking false arrest damages for allegedly bogus late return or car theft claims.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath ruled that a footnote in notices providing a link that fully disclosed names of businesses involved was sufficient to meet Bankruptcy Code requirements.

"In addition, I think that the entry of the order finding that the publication notice was sufficient does have collateral estoppel, preclusive effect" blocking arguments for extension of the...

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