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Westmoreland Coal Co. files for bankruptcy

Westmoreland Coal Co., one of the oldest coal companies in America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week to deal with mounting debt payments and a worldwide drop in demand. Westmoreland reportedly has $1.4 billion in debt (compared to $770 million in registered assets).

Toys R Us bankruptcy continues to unfold with severance package

Thousands of workers laid off when toy retailer Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy might soon be receiving severance payments. The multimillion-dollar severance package, funded by two of the three equity firms that purchased the company in a 2005 leveraged buyout, could provide relief for workers struggling since the company closed all 850 stores back in June.

Sears CEO suggests plan to avoid bankruptcy

The CEO of Sears, a well-known department store chain with a long history in New Mexico and across the country, recently revealed a plan to hopefully help the company avoid a bankruptcy filing. The plan involves leveraging assets including real estate and inventory, and taking advantage of CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, to raise capital and reduce debt.

U.S. Trustee's office objects to Toys R Us bankruptcy plan

The U.S. Trustee's office announced this week that they have major concerns about the viability of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan for Toys R Us (and subsidiary Geoffrey Holdings LLC) due to the fact that the current arrangement fails to adequately compensate vendors and other creditors. The bankruptcy watchdog office filed an official objection due to the so-called "death trap" provision currently written into the plan, which only allows creditors to collect from a $180 million fund if they agree to sign third-party releases.

Company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a second time

New Mexico business owners may relate to a high-end furniture company's current financial situation, especially those who have known their shares of ups and downs where costs and profits are concerned. It's the mother company for several well-known furniture brands. Due to circumstances the company believes are likely to get worse instead of better, owners have decided to work through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to obtain debt relief while, at the same time, keeping its doors open for business.  

Legal counsel can help determine how to handle medical debt

It is common knowledge that many people are shouldering staggeringly heavy medical debt, especially as premiums and deductibles get higher and higher. We have posted blogs about medical debt and bankruptcy in the past, but unfortunately individuals and families continue to face financial strain because of high health care bills.

New Mexico bankruptcy filings: Nuts and Bolts

Many people do not know much about how to file for bankruptcy relief. Bankruptcy matters are governed by federal bankruptcy law and are heard in federal bankruptcy court. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, where most hearings are held. Some matters are also heard by judges in Roswell and Las Cruces.

Bankruptcy a possibility for struggling Albuquerque restaurants

The Albuquerque Journal recently covered the bankruptcy filing of Zio's Italian Kitchen. Zio's announced that its Albuquerque restaurant will be closing in conjunction with its recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, which occurred less than a month ago.

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