A Houston man who was ordered to fix up his derelict city properties by a Maryland judge last year has filed for bankruptcy, leaving the future of dozens of blighted properties up in the air.
Six community associations sued Scott Wizig and the nine Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) he controls in April 2013 to force him to clean up 49 properties. Baltimore Circuit Judge Pamela Brown ordered Wizig to make the repairs by the end of October last year. But he requested a reconsideration of that order, then his LLCs filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws the day before the hearing on that request.
That put state court actions on hold temporarily.