On November 13, 2015, a response to the motion for authority to modify retiree benefits was filed in the bankruptcy case of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 907 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Response to (THE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICAS (I) RESPONSE AND LIMITED OBJECTION TO DEBTORS MOTION TO TERMINATE CERTAIN UNVESTED NON-PENSION OBLIGATIONS; (II) STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE; AND (III) STATEMENT REGARDING THE MOTION TO APPOINT RETIREE COMMITTEE) (Re: related document(s) Motion to Authorize filed by Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.,  Motion to Appoint filed by Michael J. Quillen, Kenneth M. Perdue, Eddie W. Neely, and George Owens as Moving Retirees,  Response to Motion/Application filed by Michael J. Quillen, Kenneth M. Perdue, Eddie W. Neely, George A. Owens, Leo Douglas Harris, Kurt D Kost, John T. Schoolcraft, Foster Ram Tankersley) filed by Troy Savenko of Kaplan, Voekler, Cunningham & Frank, PLC on behalf of United Mine Works of America. (Savenko, Troy)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on August 3, 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 15-33896. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Huennekens. The law firm of Jones Day LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. in the bankruptcy case.