Category Archives: Court Action

17 September 2018: Bankruptcy Judge to Issue Ruling in Open Court

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting a decision from the Bankruptcy Court on the Clary Lake Association’s efforts to purchase the Clary Lake dam from Paul Kelley’s bankruptcy estate. This morning Judge Fagone announced his intention of issuing an Oral Ruling … Continue reading

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27 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Audio, No Ruling Yet

Oral arguments of the Final Sale Motion hearing took place today before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Fagone. Trustee Jeffrey Piampiano was represented by attorney Kaitlyn Husar, the Clary Lake Association [CLA] was ably represented by attorney Randy Creswell, and Richard Smith and Aquafortis Associates LLC [AQF] were represented by attorney Louis Carrillo. Continue reading

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26 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Tomorrow

A quick reminder: oral arguments on the Final Sale Motion are scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10 AM at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland. This will be the 4th and presumably final hearing on the proposed sale of the … Continue reading

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12 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Scheduled

The Judge in the Paul A. Kelley Jr. Bankruptcy case has issued an Order and Schedule for oral arguments on the a Final Sale Motion on July 27th, 2018 at 10:00 AM. The hearing will be at the U.S. Bankruptcy … Continue reading

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06 July 2018: Sale Motion and Evidentiary Hearing Audio [UPDATED]

President Malcolm Burson and my wife Margaret and I attended yesterday’s Sale Motion hearing. Other parties in attendance were Butch Duncan, Richard Smith and Paul Kelley, counsel for the Clary Lake Association Randy Creswell, Bankruptcy Trustee Jeffrey T. Piampiano represented … Continue reading

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05 July 2018: No Sale Today, Bankruptcy Case Continued

I had hope to be able to tell everyone today that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court had approved the sale of the Clary Lake dam to the Clary Lake Association, but that announcement is going to have to be postponed for … Continue reading

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28 June 2018: Recent Filings in the Kelley Bankruptcy

There have been some filings in the past few days in the Paul Kelley bankruptcy case including 2 Proof of Claims (Ford Motor Credit and Preti Flaherty), a Request for Notice (from Butch Duncan), and an interesting Supplement in Support of … Continue reading

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24 June 2018: Update on Clary Lake Dam Purchase Initiative

Late last week we sent a letter out to our membership with an update on the Clary Lake dam purchase effort explaining where we are, what’s up ahead, and what to expect. We also sent the letter out by email … Continue reading

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June 7, 2018 Bankruptcy Court Hearing Audio

At the U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing held yesterday afternoon in Portland, Judge Michael A. Fagone denied the Trustee’s Motion for Substantive Consolidation but approved the bid procedures and scheduled dates for the auction and the Sale Motion hearing. Sale Objections … Continue reading

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07 June 2018: Smith & Aquafortis File Objections in Bankruptcy Court

Yesterday afternoon Richard Smith and Aquafortis Associates LLC [AQF] together filed objections to the the sale motion and motion for substantive consolidation filed by the Bankruptcy Trustee in the Paul A. Kelley Jr. Bankruptcy proceeding back on May 22nd. The … Continue reading

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02 June 2018: More Filings in the Bankruptcy Sale Proceeding

There were two filings made Friday June 1st in the Bankruptcy Sale proceeding by J. Scott Logan Esq, counsel for Debtor Paul Kelley. The first filing, document #30, is an objection to the Motion to Sell and doesn’t contain any … Continue reading

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31 May 2018 Bankruptcy Court Update: State Files Response in Support of Trustee’s Motions

Representing the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Assistant Attorney General Kevin Crosman, Esq. has filed a brief with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in response to motions filed last week by Bankruptcy Trustee Jeffrey Piampiano, Esq. The State fully supports the … Continue reading

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25 May 2018: Motion to Sell Filed in Bankruptcy Court

And we’re off! On May 22nd after weeks of preparation, Bankruptcy Trustee Jeffrey T. Piampiano, Esq. has finally filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court a Motion to Sell the Clary Lake dam to the Clary Lake Association. The Trustee … Continue reading

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20 March 2018 Central Maine Papers: Clary Lake residents await enforcement of water level order

There is an article in today’s Central Maine Papers (Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel) about the recent Superior Court ruling by staff writer Jessica Lowell: Clary Lake residents await enforcement of water level order following years of dispute Love all the … Continue reading

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20 March 2018: The Clary Lake Water Level Order Stands

It’s been 3 weeks since the recent Superior Court ruling affirming the Clary Lake Water Level Order, and Aquafortis Associates LLC has apparently decided not to challenge it. I just spoke to the Lincoln County Superior Court Clerk who confirmed that … Continue reading

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05 March 2018: What’s Next for the Water Level Order?

In light of the recent Superior Court decision affirming the Clary Lake Water Level Order [WLO], people are quite justified in asking “What’s next?” regarding the DEP taking enforcement action. The Water Level Order after all was issued over 4 … Continue reading

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27 February 2018: CLARY LAKE WATER LEVEL ORDER UPHELD

Finally! After 4 long years of legal wrangling, yesterday Justice Billings issued his Decision and Order in the matter of Aquafortis Associates LLC [AQF] vs Maine Department of Environmental Protection, denying AQF’s Rule 80C appeal and fully AFFIRMING the Clary … Continue reading

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08 February 2018 Centralmaine.com: Clary Lake Dam water level order appeal heard in Wiscasset court

Clary Lake Dam water level order appeal heard in Wiscasset court Here’s an archived PDF copy if for some reason you can’t get the on line article. Clary Lake Dam water level order appeal heard in Wiscasset court

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07 February 2018: Update on the Clary Lake Water Level Order Appeal

I attended the hearing for oral arguments on the Clary Lake water level order appeal yesterday in Lincoln County Superior Court (case AP 2014-1, Aquafortis Associates LLC [AQF] v. Maine Department of Environmental Protection [DEP or Department]). I was accompanied … Continue reading

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05 February 2018 Reminder: WLO Appeal Hearing for Oral Arguments Tomorrow, February 6th

A quick reminder that a hearing for oral arguments in the Clary Lake Water Level Order Appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday February 6th at 1:30 PM at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset. The hearing is expected to last … Continue reading

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