Samuels Jewelers – U.S. Trustee Objects to KERP and KEIP Motion, Citing Possibility of Improper Conduct and Failure to Satisfy Statutory Requirements

September 25, 2018 – The U.S. Trustee in the Samuels Jewelers case filed an objection [Docket No. 278] to the Debtors’ motion for entry of an order authorizing the Debtors’ proposed key employee retention program (the “KERP”) and key employee incentive program (the “KEIP”) [Docket No. 137]. The Trustee states, “The U.S. Trustee objects to…