Monday, May 24, 2004
Judgment affirmed in the Audubon Quartet case
In Wiencko v. Erhlich, the Fourth Circuit in a per curiam opinion for the panel of Judges Niemeyer, Luttig, and Duncan affirmed the rulings of Judge Turk of the W.D. Va. in the case of one former member of Virginia Tech's Audubon string quarter, who got a judgment against the other three in Pennsylvania, and they then filed for bankruptcy in Virginia. The issue was whether an order in the Pennsylvania state court case violated the automatic stay in the bankruptcy cases; Judge Turk said the answer is no, and the Fourth Circuit agreed.