Timothy Henkel successfully represented the interests of one of the firm's healthcare system clients in Federal Bankruptcy Court in the District of Arizona.  In the case, a patient received substantial healthcare services, assigned his insurance benefits to the healthcare provider in exchange for those servces, and then retained over $155,000.00 of insurance proceeds paid directly to him by his health insurance provider.  The patient sought to discharge the entire $200,000.00 debt owed to the healthcare provider in his personal Chapter 7 bankrputcy proceedings.  Timothy Henkel filed an Adversary Proceeding against the patient seeking to except from discharge the $155,000.00 poriton of the debt representing the insurance proceeds assigned to the healthcare provider but retained by the patient.  See the Court's opinion granting the relief requested by the healthcare provider here.  

 

 

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