Court dismisses Desert Advocate bankruptcy

By Linda Bentley | August 13, 2008

Karen Seemeyer finds out if blonds have more fun
seemeyer PHOENIX – While we’ve heard from a number of people Karen Seemeyer has bleached her hair blond, it apparently wasn’t enough of a disguise to foil Saab Financial Services, which finally repossessed the convertible Seemeyer had been hiding.

On July 21, the Desert Advocate’s Attorney James Leganke filed a second motion for an extension of time for his clients to file their schedules in bankruptcy court, requesting an additional 72 hours, making them due July 24.

July 24 came and went and no schedules were filed, even though the court granted Leganke’s motion for an extension after the fact on Aug. 4.

The minute sheet for the debtor exam held at 4 p.m. on July 29, filed by U.S. Trustee Edward K. Bernatavicius on Aug. 5, stated neither the debtors nor their attorney showed up.
On Aug. 6, the court dismissed the Advocate’s bankruptcy case for failure to show up and failure to file schedules.

Meanwhile, the Seemeyers have attempted to continue publishing the Desert Advocate but appear to have run out of printers who will take their checks or extend them credit.

The last edition of the Desert Advocate had a front page dated Wednesday, July 21 and a back page dated Monday, July 14. It was reminiscent of the old Johnny Cash song, “One piece at a time,” which tells the story about working on the Cadillac assembly line for GM and stealing parts, one piece at a time, over several years until he had enough parts to put one together for himself.

It didn’t exactly work out.

Plus the judgments just keep coming for the Seemeyers and the Desert Advocate with the latest one filed on July 31 by the state labor department on behalf of Kathy Cramer for a wage claim in the amount of $1,239.

And, the Seemeyers’ house is still scheduled to be auctioned off in a trustee sale at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Mueller & Drury, P.C., 8110 E. Cactus Rd., Suite 100, Scottsdale.