On December 15, 2015, a motion for authority to pay claims of employees was filed in the bankruptcy case of Diocese of Duluth and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 22 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
(first day) MOTION FOR ORDER (I) GRANTING EXPEDITEDRELIEF AND (II) AUTHORIZING THE DEBTOR TO MAINTAIN INSURANCE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAMS filed by Diocese of Duluth . An affidavit or verification, Memorandum of law, Proof of service, Proposed order. Hearing scheduled 12/17/2015 at 09:00 AM at Courtroom 8 West, 8th Floor, 300 S 4th St, Minneapolis, Judge Robert J. Kressel. (Heidi MNBM) (Entered: 12/15/2015)
Diocese of Duluth filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on December 7, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-50792. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel. The law firm of Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, Chtd. is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Diocese of Duluth in the bankruptcy case.