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Bagel Chain Ex-CEO Wants Bankruptcy Court To Rule On Pay

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 8:40 PM EST) -- A man who led Boston’s square-bagel restaurant chain the two years before it filed for Chapter 11 insisted Wednesday that a bankruptcy judge in Massachusetts has the authority to — and should — order the company to prioritize his severance pay ahead of many other debts.

Former Cosi Inc. CEO Robert J. Dourney and a reorganized version of the company that fired him agreed in filings that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman can exercise jurisdiction over Dourney’s administrative expense claim. But the flatbread-and-bagel enterprise denies...
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