Burn Lawsuits Push Candle Fuel Maker Into Ch. 11

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Home accents wholesaler Napa Home & Garden Inc. won permission Wednesday to speed up the auction of its assets, on the heels of filing for Chapter 11 protection in Georgia amid dozens of suits over a recalled fuel gel that reportedly caused severe burns.

Duluth, Ga.-based Napa, which sells home decor products to major retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Restoration Hardware, said it had at least 5,000 creditors and listed between $1 million and $10 million in both assets and liabilities in a...
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