On June 19, 2015, an objection to the motion for authority to sell assets of the estates pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code was filed in the bankruptcy case of Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 347 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Objection to (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 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)(As Redacted To Remove Confidential Information) (Re: related document(s) Motion to Approve filed by Patriot Coal Corporation) filed by Lynn L. Tavenner of Tavenner & Beran, PLC on behalf of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. (Attachments: # (1) DECLARATION OF LEON SZLEZINGER # (2) Exhibit A to SZLEZINGER Declaration # (3) DECLARATION OF W. DOUGLAS BLACKBURN, JR.) (Tavenner, Lynn)
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.