Ala. judge ends Caffey bankruptcy; women can sue

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed former NBA player Jason Caffey’s bankruptcy case, clearing the way for several women to sue him for thousands of dollars in child support.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Margaret A. Mahoney dismissed the bankruptcy case Tuesday – which means the mothers of his children can sue for child-support payments. Caffey has 10 children with eight women.

Caffey declined to comment Tuesday to the Press-Register in Mobile.

The bankruptcy filing also had blocked an arrest warrant issued by a judge in Georgia. LoRunda Brown’s attorney, Randy Kessler, told the Mobile newspaper he will ask the judge to reinstate the warrant. He hopes the prospect of jail might entice him to pay Brown child support and legal fees totaling more than $200,000.

“She has no interest in seeing him go to jail,” Kessler said. “She has an interest in seeing her child taken care of.”

The bankruptcy judge also allowed Nicole Carter to sue Caffey over accusations that he fraudulently transferred assets meant to guarantee a trust fund set up for their daughter. Her attorney, Steven Terry, said he plans to file that lawsuit soon.

Caffey of Mobile, who played for the University of Alabama and won two NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s, filed for bankruptcy protection in August 2007. He listed $1.9 million in debts against about $1.15 million in assets.