Dwight Schar Seeks Revenge Using Bankruptcy Court
Judge Jennemann originally allowed “Wilmington Financial Services LLC” (assumed to somehow be controlled by Dwight Schar because Paul Simonson, Dwight Schar’s CPA, is the representative) to purchase the social media accounts of the family. It appears to the family that Dwight Schar wants the social media photos of the Juravin girls and the Juravin family cats removed. It would seem as if he wanted them deleted out of revenge. Will Judge Jennemann allow revenge of the billionaire seeking to destroy and wipe the social media of the Jewish family?
Aldo Bartolone is interested in creating a more human court, instead of one that allows corporations to buy, sell, and destroy personal content or take their family URL. Why on earth would a millionaire want to take the photos of happy, smiling children and destroy them? What good could it do Dwight Schar to purge images of young girls holding their beloved pet cats?
The court should be more interested in justice and fulfilling the law, not allowing rich men and massive companies to do whatever they want with pictures of small children.
Bartolone’s Legal Argument
Aldo Bartolone, the attorney defending the case, wrote that “solely as it pertains to the sale of the Debtor’s personal social media accounts, in that such accounts are not property of the estate.” Bartolone is an Orlando attorney specializing in bankruptcy law. The request “seeks reconsideration of duke the Final Sale Order, or in the alternative, that the Final Sale Order be amended or altered to remove the Debtor’s social media accounts.”
Bartolone writes in the case that, “The issue of whether social media accounts are property of the estate is an issue of first impression in the Middle District of Florida, and nearly every other District in the United States.” Social media accounts are heavily used in the United States by almost every person. These accounts are meant to amplify a user’s voice and allow him to be heard across the internet.
According to Bartolone, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held that, under Florida law, an individual does not have a property interest in the “likes” on a Facebook pPage. Mattocks v. Black Entm’t TV LLC, 43 F.Supp.3d 1311 (S.D. Fla. 2014).