On June 1, 2016, an application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Peabody Energy Corporation and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 623 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Application to Employ Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors and Tax Advisors, Nunc Pro Tunc to the Petition Date Filed by Debtor Peabody Energy Corporation Hearing scheduled 6/15/2016 at 10:00 AM at Bankruptcy Courtroom 5 North. (Cousins, Steven)
Peabody Energy Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on April 13, 2016. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 16-42529. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer. The law firm of Jones Day LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Peabody Energy Corporation in the bankruptcy case.