Covid-19 Flare-Up to Keep Hearings Virtual for Now, Says Bankruptcy Judge

By Becky Yerak

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Delaware said Tuesday that he wants to have in-person hearings but for now will keep holding them virtually.

“I had a live hearing a few weeks ago, and it resulted in several people being diagnosed with Covid,” Judge John Dorsey said.

He made the remarks at a pre-trial hearing at which a U.S. bankruptcy watchdog is suing former Cred Inc. executive James Alexander, who is in bankruptcy. The U.S. Trustee says he shouldn’t be able to discharge his debts partly because of actions he took at the cryptocurrency platform, which had its liquidation plan approved last year.

Judge Dorsey said he wants to hold an in-person trial starting June 22, but Mr. Alexander doesn’t want to travel to Delaware from Turkey, where he lives. The judge said he would assess the Covid situation in mid-June, but told Mr. Alexander to make travel plans.

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