Bankruptcy No. 79-621-JG.

4 B.R. 590 (1980)

In re Stephen HOPKINS, f/k/a Steps Realty Trust, Debtor. Stephen M. RICHMOND, Trustee, Plaintiff, v. Joseph LEONARD and New Bedford Gas & Edison Light Co., Defendants.

United States Bankruptcy Court, D. Massachusetts.

June 6, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leonard Alfonso, North Dartmouth, Mass., for intervenor Irving Bookstein

Gargill, Sassoon & Rudolph, Boston, Mass., for plaintiff trustee.

Richard J. Morrison, Cambridge, Mass., for defendant New England Gas & Electric Co.

Richard J. Piazza, Teaticket, for defendant Joseph Leonard.


JAMES N. GABRIEL, Bankruptcy Judge.

This is an action by the Chapter XII Trustee of the estate of Stephen Hopkins alleging a first lien on security deposit payable to Joseph Leonard, held by New Bedford Gas and Edison Light Company (Company). Irving Bookstein, intervenor, seeks to establish priority of his claim, ahead of the trustee, to those funds.

On April 4, 1979 Steps Realty Trust, later amended to Stephen Hopkins, filed...

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