On July 16, 2015, a motion for authority to reject collective bargaining agreements was filed in the bankruptcy case of Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 524 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Motion to Authorize Debtors’ Motion for Entry of an Order (I) Authorizing, But Not Directing, the Debtors to (A) Reject Their Collective Bargaining Agreements, (B) Modify Certain Union-Related Retiree Benefits, and (C) Implement Terms of Their Section 1113 and Section 1114 Proposal, and (II) Granting Related Relief filed by Michael A. Condyles of Kutak Rock LLP on behalf of Patriot Coal Corporation. (Condyles, Michael)
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.