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

On December 10, 2015, an objection to the 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 1212 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:

Objection to (related document(s): [1094] Motion to Reject Lease or Executory Contract Debtors’ Motion Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. ยงยง 105(a), 1113(c) and 1114(g) for an Order (I) Authorizing the Debtors to (A) Reject Collective Bargaining Agreements, (B) Implement Final Labor Pro filed by Debtor Walter Energy, Inc., et al.) Filed by Creditor Committee Official Committee of Retired Employees of Walter Energy, Inc. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A – December 3 counterproposal # (2) Exhibit B – Declaration of Daniel J. Rhodes # (3) Exhibit C – December 8 proposal # (4) Exhibit D – November 13 proposal # (5) Exhibit E – November 13 email Cornish to Steege # (6) Exhibit F – November 19 letter Cornish to Steege # (7) Exhibit G – November 19 email Steege to Cornish # (8) Exhibit H – November 20 email Steege to Cornish # (9) Exhibit I – November 25 email Root to Cornish # (10) Exhibit J – November 30 email Root to Cornish # (11) Exhibit K – December 7 email Cornish to Steege # (12) Exhibit L – December 10 counterproposal) (Carmody, Richard)

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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