West Tenn. Bankruptcy Judge Retires

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge G. Harvey Boswell — the only bankruptcy judge in Jackson — will retire July 8, but because of stalled legislation in Congress, it appears his position will not be filled before he departs. David Kennedy, chief bankruptcy judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of West Tennessee, said some of the bankruptcy judges in Memphis will likely travel to Jackson to hear cases until a replacement is named. In related news, Judge George Emerson Jr. recently was appointed to succeed Boswell on the 6th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Emerson will continue to serve as a trial bankruptcy judge in Memphis, in addition to reviewing decisions of bankruptcy judges from other judicial districts in the Sixth Circuit. The Memphis Daily News has more