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J. Smiley’s Bankruptcy Trustee Work Featured in Two Denver Post News Articles


Lindquist & Vennum’s J. Smiley, the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the liquidation of a Greenwood Village firm whose executive Richard Talley committed suicide by nail gun, says a Texas insurance company unfairly gained from Talley’s death by ensuring its bills were paid long before other creditors. The lawsuit was filed against Title Resources Guaranty Co. and seeks to rake back roughly $2 million that Talley had paid the company on legitimate debts he owed.

In a separate lawsuit, Smiley alleges that Cheryl Talley, the widow and business partner of Richard Talley, was complicit in a long-running embezzlement that netted their family more than $1.3 million. Smiley says the company's bankruptcy is entitled to the money and filed the "claw-back" lawsuit on behalf of creditors.

Lindquist’s Ted Hartl and Stephanie Kanan are representing Smiley in his capacity as trustee in these cases.

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