Chapter 11

Sbarro Reports $6.3 Million Net Loss for May

06/28/11

On Friday, Sbarro, Inc. and its affiliates filed their consolidated monthly operating report for May 2-29, 2011 with the bankruptcy court. The companies filed pre-arranged chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of New York on April 4, 2011. They operate a chain of over 1,000 “Italian quick service restaurants” and generated over $300 million [...]

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IRT Partners, L.P. and Equity One, Inc. v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.: Opinion Affirming Denial of Motion to Amend Bankruptcy Claims Post-Confirmation

06/28/11

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court decision (which had, in turn, affirmed a bankruptcy court decision) sustaining the debtors’ (Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. et al.) objections to the appellants’ (IRT Partners, L.P. and Equity One, Inc.) attempt to amend their claims post-confirmation of the debtors’ plan of reorganization. The claims arose in [...]

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Signature Styles (Spiegel, Newport News & Shape Fx Brands) Update for Customers: Official Creditors’ Committee Asks Bankruptcy Court to Force Companies to Honor Gift Cards & Merchandise Credits At Least Temporarily

06/28/11

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors has asked the bankruptcy court to force Signature Styles/Spiegel/Newport News/Shape Fx to honor gift cards, merchandise credits and other customer programs, as well as to actively participate in the sale process.  To learn more about the Committee’s request, please visit our newest article on this case: Signature Styles (Spiegel, [...]

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Equity Committee Appointed in HearUSA Bankruptcy Case

06/27/11

The United States Trustee filed a bankruptcy court notice last Wednesday in the HearUSA, Inc. chapter 11 case.  In the notice, the U.S. Trustee disclosed that it has appointed an Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the bankruptcy cases.  The members include two individual investors and three institutions: Arcadia Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd.; Sherleigh Associates Inc., [...]

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Owners of The Georgian Building in Silver Spring, Maryland File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

06/23/11

On Wednesday, two related companies – Stellar GT TIC LLC and VFF TIC LLC – voluntarily filed for chapter 11 protection in the bankruptcy court in Greenbelt, Maryland with a pre-negotiated plan of reorganization.  The companies own an 891-unit multi-family high rise property (consisting of two 14-story apartment buildings) located at 8750 Georgia Avenue in [...]

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Read the Order Dismissing the Involuntary Chapter 11 Petition Filed Against Bank of America, N.A.

06/22/11

The following order dismissing the involuntary chapter 11 petition against Bank of America, N.A. was entered by Bankruptcy Judge Michael Romero (Bankr. D. Colo.) shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday.  For background on the involuntary filing and Bank of America’s response, please read our earlier post on the case: http://blog.ch11cases.com/2011/06/34-individuals-file-pro-se-involuntary.html To view a copy of the [...]

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Borders Group Posts $35.4 Million Net Loss for May

06/22/11

Borders Group, Inc. and its affiliated debtors filed their monthly operating report for May (1-28) yesterday with the bankruptcy court in New York.  Borders, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, is seeking buyers for its assets, with the expectation that the companies’ future will be decided in the next few weeks. Among the highlights [...]

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Bankruptcy Judge's Free Online Research Binder Now Updated

06/21/11

I have posted in the past about the helpful research binder that former Judge Randall J. Newsome of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California had made available on the Bankruptcy Court's website. Although Judge Newsome has retired from the bench, fortunately Judge Charles Novack, also of the U.S.

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Bankruptcy Judge's Free Online Research Binder Now Updated

06/21/11

I have posted in the past about the helpful research binder that former Judge Randall J. Newsome of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California had made available on the Bankruptcy Court's website. Although Judge Newsome has retired from the bench, fortunately Judge Charles Novack, also of the U.S.

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Former Wilkes Bashford Company Asks Court to Convert Bankruptcy to Chapter 7, Remaining Unsecured Creditors Likely to Receive Less than 1% Recovery

06/21/11

Summary: Last Thursday, TWBC, Inc. filed a motion asking the bankruptcy court in San Francisco to convert its chapter 11 bankruptcy case to chapter 7.  The company was formerly known as The Wilkes Bashford Company and operated a chain of high-end luxury retail stores in Northern California for over 30 years.  However, Wilkes Bashford’s sales [...]

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