On May 7, 2015, an order regarding the application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church of Boston and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 879 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Order dated 5/7/2015 Re:  Expedited Application filed by Debtor Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church of Boston for an Order Approving Retention of Walter Cook as Expert Witness. EXPEDITED TREATMENT IS HEREBY GRANTED AS FOLLOWS: THE COURT WILL HOLD A HEARING ON THE DEBTOR’S MOTION FOR AN ORDER APPROVING EXPERT WITNESS RETENTION ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 AT 9:30 A.M. RESPONSES TO THE MOTION SHALL BE FILED BY FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015 AT 4:00 P.M. IF NO OBJECTION IS TIMELY FILED, THE COURT MAY, IN ITS DISCRETION, ACT ON THE MOTION WITHOUT A HEARING. THOUGH THE DEBTOR TAKES NO POSITION AS TO WHETHER AN EXPERT WITNESS IS A PROFESSIONAL TO BE RETAINED UNDER BANKRUPTCY CODE § 327, THE DEBTOR DOES ASK FOR APPROVAL OF THE RETENTION UNDER § 327, AND THIS IN TURN REQUIRES THE FILING OF THE VERIFIED STATEMENT REQUIRED BY FED. R. BANKR. P. 2014(A), WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED. THE DEBTOR SHALL FILE THE VERIFIED STATEMENT BY FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015 AT 12:00 NOON. (ymw)
Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church of Boston filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on March 20, 2012. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 12-12292. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Frank Bailey. The law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church of Boston in the bankruptcy case.