Landlords Oppose Movie Gallery Closing Sales

Law360, New York (October 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Movie Gallery Inc.'s landlords, including Wal-Mart Inc., has objected to the bankrupt movie rental company's proposal to begin auctioning off many of its leases and close its stores, saying that a bankruptcy judge threatened to deny them due process by allowing the auction.

Dozens of landlords have filed objections, jointly and individually, to the proposed auction since last week.

Wal-Mart, one of Movie Gallery's largest landlords, said that it should have been consulted before the bankruptcy court gave Movie Gallery permission to sell...
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