IBM, Novell Ask Court To Put SCO Group In Ch. 7

Law360, New York (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Novell Inc. and IBM Corp. have asked a judge to convert UNIX software provider SCO Group Inc.'s bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, claiming that SCO is squandering its estate on pointless copyright litigation against Novell and IBM.

In motions filed Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Novell and IBM said that SCO and its affiliate SCO Operations Inc., which have already filed three failed reorganization plans, cannot reorganize their business, and that a liquidation under Chapter 7 will preserve...
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