On February 19, 2016, an application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Diocese of Duluth and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 57 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Application to employ James R. Murray, Jared Zola and Blank Rome LLP as Special Insurance Counsel filed by Diocese of Duluth. Supporting affidavit or verified statement of professional person, Proof of service, Proposed order. (Anderson, Bruce) (Entered: 02/19/2016)
Diocese of Duluth filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on December 7, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-50792. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel. The law firm of Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, Chtd. is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Diocese of Duluth in the bankruptcy case.