Bankruptcy

  • June 2, 2006

    Parmalat Milks Court For More Time

    Still trying to recover from the massive accounting fraud dubbed “Europe’s Enron,” Italian dairy conglomerate Parmalat Finanziaria SpA has scored a four-month extension of a U.S. court protection order against its creditors.

  • June 2, 2006

    Bawag To Settle With Feds Over Refco Fallout

    In a bid to avoid a criminal indictment in the United States, Austrian lender Bawag PSK Group has settled out of court with federal regulators for an amount that may exceed $600 million for its alleged role in the collapse of futures broker Refco Inc.

  • June 1, 2006

    Strip FTC Of Merger Review Power, Panelists Demand

    The Federal Trade Commission should be stripped of its power to review mergers, with the responsability consolidated under the U.S. Department of Justice, a dissenting minority of the Antitrust Modernization Commission has proposed.

  • June 1, 2006

    Creditors Oppose Pliant's Chapter 11 Plan

    Awaiting court approval of its reorganization plan, Pliant Corp. remains on the cusp of emerging from bankruptcy, but some creditors are arguing that the packaging maker is not ready to wrap up its bankruptcy just yet.

  • June 1, 2006

    Adelphia Gets Extension On Creditor Vote

    Adelphia Communications Corp. can breathe a sigh of relief now that a judge has extended the deadline for creditor approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan, giving the company two more weeks to resolve a dispute between noteholders that is holding up the process.

  • June 1, 2006

    Enron Reaches Rapprochement With Law Firm

    One week after guilty verdicts were handed down against Enron’s two top former executives, the beleaguered oil giant has reached a settlement with Vinson & Elkins LLP, a prominent Texas law firm that had been accused of negligence in the watershed corporate scandal.

  • June 1, 2006

    SGI Wins Approval To Limit Equity Trades

    Less than a month after Silicon Graphics Inc. asked a bankruptcy court to limit large trades of its equity, the high-performance computer maker has won final court approval to do so in a bid it hopes will help to protect certain tax benefits.

  • June 1, 2006

    Embattled Metabolife Nears Ephedra Settlements

    Metabolife International Inc., the defunct dietary supplement manufacturer, has reached agreements to settle the first round of hundreds of wrongful injury and death lawsuits over its ephedra-based products, according to bankruptcy court documents.

  • May 31, 2006

    Cable Channel Files Suit Opposing Adelphia Sale

    A small cable television channel has taken on broadcasting powerhouses Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp., hoping to block their impending acquisition of now-bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp.

  • May 31, 2006

    Quigley Claimants Win Right To Probe Insurance Pacts

    As a controversial reorganization plan hangs in the balance, a group of asbestos claimants have won bankruptcy court permission to examine the insurance policies held by defunct Quigley Co. Inc. and corporate parent Pfizer Inc., pushing back the unit’s Chapter 11 plan confirmation hearing indefinitely.

  • May 31, 2006

    Citigroup Tries To Horn In On Eurotunnel Restructuring

    Eurotunnel has announced an eagerly anticipated deal to restructure its massive debt, in a move that the company says will spare it from bankruptcy. But Citigroup is trying to lure Eurotunnel’s bondholders away from the proposed deal.

  • May 31, 2006

    Firm Profile: Winstead

    Dallas-based Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC may be heavy on all matters Texas, but with an office in Washington, D.C. and a keen eye on the U.S. economy, that has hardly stopped the firm from obtaining national business.

  • May 31, 2006

    Delta Reaches Concession Deal With Pilots

    Raising the ire of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Delta Air Lines Inc. and its pilots struck a deal Wednesday that allows $280 million in annual concessions.

  • May 30, 2006

    Booz Allen Hamilton To Help Struggling Delphi

    A judge gave troubled auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. the go-ahead Tuesday to hire a consultant to continue with the company’s restructuring plan.

  • May 30, 2006

    With Hourglass Running Out, Adelphia Takes New Tack

    With the bankruptcy proceedings still mired in creditor disputes, cable giant Adelphia Communications Corp. is seeking permission from the court to sell its assets prior to a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization being confirmed.

  • May 30, 2006

    Hedge Fund Bayou Group Files For Chapter 11

    Embattled hedge fund Bayou Group has sought bankruptcy protection in an effort to recover funds for defrauded investors, the fund said in its Chapter 11 petition.

  • May 30, 2006

    SeraCare Equity Holders Denied Official Committee

    The judge in charge of SeraCare Life Sciences Inc.’s Chapter 11 proceedings turned down a request to appoint an official equity holder’s committee, calling into question claims about SeraCare’s solvency as well as the thoroughness of the preparation of the ad hoc committee’s counsel in filing the motion.

  • May 30, 2006

    Hunton & Williams Expands Restructuring Group

    Following through on its plan for expansion, the international law firm Hunton & Williams LLP has augmented its New York City-based lending and restructuring practice group with the addition of a partner from a nearby rival.

  • May 26, 2006

    Founder Of Now-Bankrupt Hedge Fund Indicted

    The founder of now-insolvent hedge fund International Management Associates has been formally indicted on charges for mail fraud after over $100 million disappeared from the fund, prompting its Chapter 11 filing.

  • May 30, 2006

    Judge Lets LG.Philips Shut Off Its Displays

    Consumers that still prefer CRT flat-screen televisions to their thinner LCD cousins will have to look elsewhere, after a federal judge gave LG.Philips Displays USA the go to convert into Chapter 7 liquidation.