On July 6, 2015, an order regarding the 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 456 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
ORDER GRANTING EXPEDITED HEARING ON MOTION FOR EXPEDITED HEARING ON 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 RULE9018 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) APPROVINGPROCEDURES 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 ASSUMPTIONAND ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACTS, AND (D) GRANTING RELATED RELIEF(Related Doc # ) Hearing scheduled for 6/23/2015 at 01:00 PM at Judge Phillips’ Courtroom, 701 E. Broad St., Rm. 5100, Richmond, Virginia. (Bullock, Nathaniel)
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.