Quoted from boo32:
Unless the Chicago courts have strict pleading rules, Jpop can file a general denial and the matters will be set for a hearing which is likely to be months away.
Quoted from TigerLaw:
He probably got an extension with which to answer (assuming JPop has an attorney helping him still).
I believe he has until the 8th to answer the "Bruce Zamost" lawsuit.
Like Boo and Tiger and many of us have said, let the general denials fly!
Then its up to the plaintiffs to spend more $$ to seek discovery and depositions.
By then, Jpopadeuce has thrown himself into bankruptcy.
Tiger has alluded to the difficulty in "alter ego" theory and piercing the corp veil. I agree its difficult but I've seen a few cases here in San Antonio where two separate "builders", imagine that, came to me after the fact to discuss what they could do.
Well, here was what you should have done BEFORE you didn't follow the minimal corporate formalities and that really good plaintiffs lawyer got a judgement against you and your personal assets. I was surprised at how little it really took in those two cases.
However, builders don't get very much sympathy here in Texas I suppose because they aren't really held accountable to many standards, credentials or occupational regulation.
Talk about Ponzi schemes, using somebody's $$$ to finish the prior house(s) and when the house of cards come crumbling down there is usually two or three bag holders.
They just shut down the entity, and open up for business under another name.
Maybe John will try that? Hehe