The impending demise of the Desert Advocate

By Linda Bentley | August 20, 2008

PHOENIX – Last week, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Thomas Dunevant, III, after considering Plaintiff Freedom Arizona Information’s notice of dismissal of the Desert Advocate’s bankruptcy and lifting of automatic stay, reset the evidentiary hearing regarding receivership of the Desert Advocate’s assets for 10 a.m. on Sept. 15.

The hearing will be take place in an e-courtroom with a record of the proceeding made by video and CD in lieu of a court reporter.

Dunevant also deemed moot his June 24 minute entry that placed the case on the inactive calendar until Dec. 22 when it was scheduled to be automatically dismissed.

Four days after the receivership hearing, Desert Advocate owners Tom and Karen Seemeyer’s home is scheduled to be auctioned off in a trustee sale.

Although it appears the Seemeyers have used up every delay tactic possible to postpone the inevitable, as sportswriter Dan Cook coined back in 1976,”The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings.”