On November 3, 2015, a motion for authority to pay claims of employees was filed in the bankruptcy case of Fresh & Easy, LLC (2015) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 16 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Motion to Pay Employee Wages (Debtor’s Motion for Entry of an Order, Pursuant to Sections 105(a), 363(b), 507(a)(4) and 507(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code, (A) Authorizing (I) Payment of Prepetition Employee Wages, Salaries and Other Compensation, Including Certain Bonus Payments; (II) Reimbursement of Prepetition Employee Business Expenses; (III) Contributions to Prepetition Employee Benefit Programs and Continuation of Such Programs in the Ordinary Course; (IV) Payment of Workers Compensation Obligations; (V) Payments for Which Prepetition Payroll Deductions were Made; (VI) Payment of All Costs and Expenses Incident to the Foregoing Payment and Contributions; and (VII) Payment to Third Parties of All Amounts Incident to the Foregoing Payments and Contributions; and (B) Authorizing Banks to Honor and Process Check and Electronic Transfer Requests Related Thereto) Filed By Fresh & Easy, LLC (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A (Proposed Order))(Stickles, J.)
Fresh & Easy, LLC (2015) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on October 30, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-12220. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi. The law firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Fresh & Easy, LLC (2015) in the bankruptcy case.