On January 23, 2015, an affidavit or declaration regarding motion for the court to abstain or withdraw the reference from the bankruptcy court was filed in the bankruptcy case of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (Involuntary) (f/k/a Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc.) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 192 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Declaration (SEALED) of Joshua M. Mester Attaching Confidential Documents in Support of Brief of Petitioning Creditors in Support of Pursuant to Section 105(a) of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rule 1014(b), for an Order (I) Establishing Venue for the Chapter 11 Cases of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. and its Debtor Affiliates in the District of Delaware and (II) Granting Certain Related Relief (related document(s)) Filed by Appaloosa Investment Limited Partnership I, OCM Opportunities Fund VI, L.P, Special Value Expansion Fund, LLC. (Poppiti, Jr., Robert)
Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (Involuntary) (f/k/a Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc.) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on January 12, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-10047. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross. The law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (Involuntary) (f/k/a Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc.) in the bankruptcy case.