On June 19, 2015, a motion for a protective order/to file a pleading under seal was filed in the bankruptcy case of Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 348 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Motion to File Document(s) Under Seal (MOTION OF THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED CREDITORS OF PATRIOT COAL CORPORATION, ET AL., PURSUANT TO SECTION 107(B)(1) OF THE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND BANKRUPTCY RULE 9018 TO (1) FILE UNDER SEAL THE DECLARATION OF W. DOUGLAS BLACKBURN, JR. AND (2) PROVIDE TESTIMONY RELATED THERETO UNDER SEAL IN SUPPORT OF THE OBJECTION OF THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED CREDITORS TO DEBTORS MOTION FOR ENTRY OF (I) AN ORDER (A) APPROVING BIDDING PROCEDURES AND BID PROTECTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALES OF CERTAIN OF THE DEBTORS ASSETS, (B) APPROVING THE FORM AND MANNER OF NOTICE, (C) SCHEDULING AUCTIONS AND A SALE HEARING, (D) APPROVING PROCEDURES FOR THE ASSUMPTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACTS, AND (E) GRANTING RELATED RELIEF AND (II) AN ORDER (A) APPROVING THE SALE OF ASSETS PURSUANT TO THE BIDDING PROCEDURES, (B) AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ASSETS FREE AND CLEAR OF LIENS, CLAIMS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND INTERESTS, (C) AUTHORIZING THE ASSUMPTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACTS, AND (D) GRANTING RELATED RELIEF) (Related Document(s) Objection to Motion/Application filed by Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors) filed by Paula S. Beran of Tavenner & Beran, PLC on behalf of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. (Beran, Paula)
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.