Judge Clears Harry & David Ch. 11 Plan For Creditor Vote

Law360, Wilmington (June 24, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday cleared gourmet gift basket maker Harry & David Holdings Inc. to begin soliciting votes on its reorganization plan, but a dispute over the extent of the company’s pension liabilities still hangs over the case.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath approved Harry & David’s disclosure statement and set a confirmation hearing on Aug. 11 for its Chapter 11 plan, which aims to take the company private by exchanging $200 million in senior unsecured notes for new equity and raise additional...
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