Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bankruptcy Court: The Movie

The history of bankruptcy in New Jersey received a cinematic treatment recently, according to a story in the Star-Ledger:
[L]ocal legal history buffs paid tribute yesterday to the nine judges who preside over the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

"They are such an important part of the federal court, and they don't always get the recognition they deserve," said Leda Wettre, president of the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, which sponsored the event.

It drew more than 200 people to the Lautenberg Federal Courthouse in Newark. They sipped wine, munched canapés and watched a short film recalling some of the district's more noteworthy -- and notorious -- tales of financial ruin.