On December 31, 2014, a motion for the court to abstain or withdraw the reference from the bankruptcy court was filed in the bankruptcy case of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 244 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Motion to Continue Hearing on Joint Motion of the Debtors and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Transfer of Venue of Cases to United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 1412 and Rule 1014(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure; Alternatively, Motion to Reconsider Order Setting Hearing Filed by Eric A. Henzy on behalf of NuStar Energy Services, Inc., NuStar Supply & Trading LLC, Creditors (RE: 229 Motion to Transfer Case filed by Creditor Committee The Official Committee Of Unsecured Creditors, Debtor O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc., Debtor O.W. Bunker North America Inc., Debtor O.W. Bunker USA Inc.) (Attachments: # 1 EXHIBIT 1 # 2 Proposed Order) (Henzy, Eric) (Entered: 12/31/2014)
O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on November 13, 2014. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 14-51720. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Alan Shiff. The law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. in the bankruptcy case.