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

On December 28, 2015, an opinion regarding motion for authority to reject agreements was filed in the bankruptcy case of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates.

The filing was assigned docket number 1491 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:

Memorandum Opinion and Order on Walter Black Warrior Basin, LLC’s Motion for Order Nunc Pro Tunc (A) Authorizing Walter Black Warrior Basin LLC to Reject Certain Agreements with Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust, and (B) Granting Related Relief Signed on 12/28/2015 (RE: related document(s)[824] Motion for an Order Nunc Pro Tunc (A) Authorizing Walter Black Warrior Basin, LLC to Reject Certain Agreements with Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust and (B) Granting Related Relief granted and the Dominion Agreements are hereby REJECTED under section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code. [1110] Motion to Strike filed by Interested Party Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust by and through its Trustee, Southwest Bank denied). (klt)

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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