On February 8, 2016, a motion/application for approval of a settlement pursuant to rule 9019 was filed in the bankruptcy case of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 1869 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Motion to Expedite Hearing (related documents  Motion to Approve Compromise) Joint Motion of the Debtors, United Mine Workers of America, and Coal Acquisition LLC for Expedited Hearing on Joint Motion for Entry of an Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 105(a), 363, 1114 and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019 Authorizing and Approving the Formation and Funding of the Walter Retirees’ VEBA Filed by Debtor Walter Energy, Inc., et al. (Moore, Cathleen)
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.