The willful ignorance and wish fullfilment being shown by armchair lawyers on this thread is overwhelming. A cursory glance through the bankruptcy law sections involving preferential distribution demonstrates that people do not comprehend what they read or only want to believe the parts they want to believe. I only took a few law courses (at a state school, no less), but I did pretty well in reading comprehension.
For the last time, nobody is saying don't get a lawyer. In fact, everybody (me, whysnow, Manimal, etc) agrees that you should have legal representation. I think what a preponderance (thanks, word of the day calendar!) of people are hitting on is that the amount of people that have legitimate concerns in this case (which I do not) compared to the amount of people squawking, spinning, giving half truths and advancing agendas is vastly different. The only reason I popped into this thread is because I wanted to see if I can get a read-through on the build quality of MG to see if there is anything that could be told about Houdini considering that AP built/is building both. Reading the thread is sad in a variety of regards. There are certain and numerous individuals on Pinside that are habitual in their actions for poking their noses everywhere and spouting stuff (some valid, some not) where they do not have a dog in the fight. Pinside is great but these behaviors are grating and detract from the community. That is the only reason that I have said anything tonight because it has become too much to deal with today.
If you have a valid claim in any potential suit, talk to your counselor about the best course of action. They are professionals; that is what they get paid to do. Pro tip: make sure they have things like ESQ or Attorney at Law after there name. Advice from randos on Pinside can set false expectations for you.
I am done. I am going to got back to my little corner and read threads about the pinball machine that concerns me, Hook. I know that it is a lowly Data East but I kind of like it. I am having fun dumping money into this game and tricking it out. Who knows, maybe I will send it to HEP to get it blinged out just to make people's heads explode.