Walter Energy, Inc. Bankruptcy New Filing Alert: Motion For Authority To Reject Collective Bargaining Agreements

On November 23, 2015, a motion for authority to reject collective bargaining agreements was filed in the bankruptcy case of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates.

The filing was assigned docket number 1094 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:

Motion to Reject Lease or Executory Contract Debtors’ Motion Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a), 1113(c) and 1114(g) for an Order (I) Authorizing the Debtors to (A) Reject Collective Bargaining Agreements, (B) Implement Final Labor Proposals, and (C) Terminate Retiree Benefits; and (II) Granting Related Relief Filed by Debtor Walter Energy, Inc., et al. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A – Zelin Declaration # (2) Exhibit B – Scheller Declaration # (3) Exhibit C – Farrell Declaration # (4) Exhibit D – UMWA Contract_Part1 # (5) Exhibit D – UMWA Contract_Part2 # (6) Exhibit D – UMWA Contract_Part3 # (7) Exhibit E – USW Contract_Part1 # (8) Exhibit E – USW Contract_Part2 # (9) Exhibit E – USW Contract_Part3 # (10) Exhibit E – USW Contract_Part4 # (11) Exhibit F # (12) Exhibit G) (Darby, Patrick)

Walter Energy, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on July 15, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-02741. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Tamara Mitchell. The law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Walter Energy, Inc. in the bankruptcy case.


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