Category: Legal

Two More Le-Nature’s Defendants Get Jail Time

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Jonathan E. Podlucky, former COO of Le-Nature’s, and Donald K. Pollinger, a businessman who aided in the juice company’s financial fraud, were each sentenced to five years in prison.

Le-Nature’s President Gets Fifteen-Year Sentence for Fraud

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that former Le-Nature’s president Robert B. Lynn was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the company’s financial fraud. Tammy Andreycak, the accounting director whose cooperation with federal agents was key for the prosecution, was sentenced to five years in prison.

Court of Appeals Rules Unsecured Creditors May Claim Post-Petition Attorneys’ Fees

In the case of Ogle, Liquidating Trustee of the Agway Liquidating Trust v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland, The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held on November 2009 that a creditor was entitled to its post-petition legal fees incurred on a pre-petition indemnity agreement. In affirming the lower courts, the Second Circuit explained that the Bankruptcy Code (Code) “interposes no bar to recovery.”