On May 13, 2015, an order regarding the motion for authority to pay claims of employees was filed in the bankruptcy case of Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 57 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Interim Order (I) Authorizing the Debtors to (A) Pay Prepetition Wages, Salaries, other Compensation, Reimbursable Expenses, and Director Obligations, (B) Continue an Ordinary Course Incentive Program for Non-Insiders, and (C) Continue Employee Benefits Programs, (II) Allowing Employees and Retirees to Proceed with Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Claims, and (III) Granting Related Relief (Related Doc # ) (Luedecke, Tammy)
Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on May 12, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-32450. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Keith Phillips. The law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) in the bankruptcy case.