Exide Wants Baton Rouge Sanctioned For $2M Tax Claims

Law360, New York (June 11, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Battery maker Exide Technologies Inc. asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday to sanction Baton Rouge’s pursuit of $1.9 million for a tax assessment, saying its claims are untimely and barred under its reorganizational plan.

The bankrupt automotive and industrial battery maker argued that the city of Baton Rouge and parish of East Baton Rouge’s state tax court claim was submitted far after a December 2013 deadline set by the court to file proofs of claim, and they failed to seek leave to file their claim.

“The city/parish’s pursuit of the claim is a clear violation of the plan’s discharge and...

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