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Reddy Ice files paperwork to apply for bankruptcy protection

Reddy Ice is the second ice-packaging company that has recently filed for bankruptcy. Arctic Glacier filed at the beginning of this year, and now Reddy Ice is following suit.

There is talk that Reddy Ice has plans to purchase Arctic Glacier, thus strengthening both companies and allowing Reddy Ice to emerge as a successful business after bankruptcy. The company decided to file for bankruptcy after their debt continued to rise.

The assets of the company hit $434 million at the end of 2011, but the liabilities were at $530.8 million. Reddy Ice has plans to come out of bankruptcy just 45 days after filing.

Please contact the Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC by calling (205) 324-4000 if you or someone you know has questions regarding the bankruptcy filing process.

AFA Foods, Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The meat production company, AFA Foods, Inc. has sought the protection of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The filing took place on Monday at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

The decline of their revenue was directly linked to the “pink slime” uprising. This term was popularized by the media, and referred to a type of textured beef that was included in most ground beef products. The product resembles a pink putty, and people were outraged that this strange substance was used in the meat they were consuming.

Consumers purchasing ground beef started to fall, and AFA Foods, Inc. was negatively affected. Meat production companies were told they had to remove this filler beef in order to continue selling in certain markets. AFA Foods, Inc. was unable to find a replacement for this substance in their products, and therefore chose to file for bankruptcy.

If you or someone you know has questions regarding filing for bankruptcy, please contact the Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC by calling (205) 324-4000 today.

Hundreds injured, homes damaged in Birmingham storms

Early Monday morning, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes passed through Birmingham, Alabama.

Officials reported that the storms left at least 100 people injured, and more than 210 homes damaged in Jefferson County.  2 people died in the tornado that hit Birmingham at around 3:30 a.m.

In the aftermath of the storms, authorities believe 36,000 people were without power, and hundreds of people were trapped inside homes and buildings.  So far, 7 counties in the state have reported damage from the storms.

This week’s storms have been especially difficult as the state is still trying to recover from the 240 tornadoes that destroyed much of Alabama and took hundreds of lives in April 2011.

The Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC are sorry for the losses experienced in this week’s storms.  To read more about this story, see AFP.

Teachers in Alabama prohibited from accepting gifts

With many school districts beginning their winter breaks and students preparing for the holidays, teachers should be aware that a new law in Alabama prohibits them from accepting gifts of monetary value.

In many places, students giving teachers gifts for the holidays is not a problem.  However, teachers in Alabama who accepts gifts of monetary value can now face up to a year in jail and a $6,000 fine .  Acceptable gifts include things of nominal value, like home-baked goods.

The law — which went into effect earlier this year — also applies to public officials and employees and is considered to be one of the strictest laws concerning acceptable gifts for teachers in the country.

The Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC want to wish all happy holidays and a safe and enjoyable winter break.  ABC News has more information on the new law.

AMR Corp. files for bankruptcy

Last week, AMR Corp., owner of American Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

AMR said that filing for bankruptcy is the best thing for the company and their customers at this time.  American Airlines had considered filing for bankruptcy for over 10 years after struggling to make profits and losing more than $11 billion.  A recent increase in fuel prices led executives to finally seek bankruptcy protection.

American Airlines currently has about $4.1 billion in cash and investments, according to the bankruptcy filing.  These assets will allow them to continue operations while they reorganize their business and pay off debts.  Officials believe that customers should not notice any changes to their service, flight schedules, or frequent flier programs because of the bankruptcy.

Contact the Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC by calling (205) 324-4000, if you or someone you know has questions about the benefits of filing for bankruptcy.

Lehman Brothers has plan to exit bankruptcy

This week, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. announced that their plan to exit bankruptcy has the approval of their creditors.  Lehman’s creditors hold about $160 billion of the investment bank’s debt.

The bank has 9 new settlements that they believe will provide enough approval from debt holders to end their bankruptcy in the near future.

Creditors have until November 4 to vote on Lehman’s bankruptcy exit plan.  The exit plan would pay back all creditors a total of $65 billion out of $320 billion in allowed claims.

The next hearing in the case will be held December 6.

To learn more about filing for bankruptcy in Birmingham, contact the Birmingham bankruptcy attorneys of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC by calling (205) 324-4000 today.

Jefferson County delays bankruptcy filing

Yesterday, Jefferson County officials delayed their potential chapter 9 bankruptcy filing for the second time in two weeks.  Authorities now say they will have an agreement on entering into bankruptcy protection ready by next Friday, August 12.

Governor Bentley has been working with county officials to decide how to resolve Jefferson’s $3.14 billion in debt.  One of the major issues being discussed is the county’s sewer rates.  Over the past 10 years, Jefferson’s sewer rates have increased by 329 percent.

The county’s financial problems began several years ago when a federal court ordered it to rebuild their failed sewer system.  Bonds were issued to the county to finance the project.  These costs were inflated and put the county in $3.2 billion in debt.

If you have questions about filing for bankruptcy in Birmingham, contact the Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC at (205) 324-4000 to learn more about entering bankruptcy protection.

Lehman Bros. creates new plan to exit bankruptcy

A recent plan submitted by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is garnering greater support than their previous bankruptcy exiting plan.  The revised reorganization plan proposes giving creditors 21.1 cents to the dollar as opposed to the 21.4 cents proposed in the previous plan.

The new plan is believed to give less to bondholders and more to banks and hedge funds.  Lehman has approximately $325 billion in claims from creditors and has acquired around $65 billion in assets since their bankruptcy filing.

Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008.  The filing is the largest bankruptcy filing in the history of the United States.

If you or someone you know is considering filing for bankruptcy protection, contact the Birmingham personal bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC at (205) 324-4000 to discuss your situation with an experienced and compassionate bankruptcy attorney.

Alabama Company Bids Gun Manufacturer Out of Debt

Manroy, an Alabama company that makes weapons and supplies, recently paid $4.95 million to a Tennessee gun-making company in exchange for all of the bankrupt company’s assets.

The exchange took place at an auction which the Tennessee company, Sabre Defence, had organized in an effort to gain money that would be used to pay back the company’s investors. The company faced bankruptcy after its legal troubles, involving the trafficking of firearms, caused it to accumulate a $4 million debt. Because of this auction, the company will now be able to pay back its investors in full.

The Alabama company, Manroy, will merge the two companies and rehire many of Sabre Defence’s employees.

If your business is in debt, and you would like more information on filing bankruptcy, please contact the Birmingham bankruptcy lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC at (205) 324-4000.

Vertis Holdings files for second bankruptcy

U.S. marketing services provider Vertis Holdings Inc (VRTH.PK) filed for bankruptcy last week for the second time in two years, with the goal of eliminating about $700 million of debt from its balance sheet.

The Baltimore, MD-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in mid-2008 and then emerged from it later that year, which coincided with the peak of the financial crisis.

The court papers filed for this second bankruptcy state that the company’s debt exchange offer launched in April had faield.

The papers also state that Vertis wants to convert all its second-lien and senior payment-in-kind (PIK) notes into equity in the reorganized company, reducing debt by a predicted sixty percent. Note-holders and lenders have agreed to the plan.

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