January 26, 2021 – The Debtors' Official Committee of Equity Securities Holders (the “Equity Committee”) has filed a motion requesting termination of the Debtors’ Plan exclusivity periods so that they could be in position to file a competing Plan.  On January 22, 2021, the Debtors filed an Amended Chapter 11 Plan which abruptly shifted from…

January 25, 2021 – L'Occitane, Inc. (“L'Occitaine or the “Debtor”) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of New Jersey, lead case number 21-10632. The Debtor, a leading U.S. retailer of beauty and well-being products, are represented by Mark E. Hall of Fox Rothschild LLP. Further board-authorized engagements include…

January 26, 2021 – Privately held CiCi's Holdings, Inc.and eight affiliated Debtors (dba cicis pizza; “CiCi's” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas, lead case number 21-30146. The Debtors, a pizza company with 318 locations across 26 states (96% franchised), are represented by…

January 25, 2021 – The Debtors requested Court authority to (i) access $20.0mn of new money, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing and (ii) use cash collateral [Docket No. 20]. The DIP financing is being provided by existing second lien noteholders (with ICG Debt Administration LLC, or “ICG,” serving as administrative agent and collateral agent) in the form…

January 25, 2021  – The Debtors announced that they have reached a plan support agreement (the "PSA") with holders of over 70% of each of their senior unsecured notes and revolving credit facility loans. Further to the agreement, the senior unsecured notes would be equitized and over $2.1bn of debt eliminated. Both groups of stakeholders…

January 19, 2021 – The Debtors filed a motion requesting Court authority (i) for a proposed sale of their Honolulu Property (purchase price $23.9mn) to Twenty Lake Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Purchaser”) and (ii) to enter into a purchase agreement with the Purchaser [Docket No. 3379]. The sales contract as initially…

January 15, 2021 – The National Rifle Association of America and one affiliated Debtor (the “NRA” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas, lead case number 21-30085. The Debtors, a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization with a "mission to uphold Second Amendment rights," are…

January 12, 2021 – The Court hearing the Ample Hills Holdings cases issued an order dismissing the Debtors’ Chapter 11 Cases [Docket No. 482]. On March 15, 2020, Ample Hills Holdings, Inc. and 15 affiliated Debtors (“BSA” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the eastern District of…

January 13, 2021 – Christopher & Banks Corporation and two affiliated Debtors (OTCQX: CBKC; “CB” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of New Jersey, lead case number 21-10269. The Debtors, "a national specialty retailer featuring exclusively designed, privately-branded women’s apparel and accessories at a good…

January 11, 2021 – Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. ("HoldCo") and one affiliated Debtor, Ferrellgas Partners Finance Corp. (“Partners Finance,” and together with HoldCo, the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, lead case number 21-10021. The Debtors (together with certain non-Debtors, collectively "Ferrellgas" or the "Enterprise"), are…