On August 2, Le Tote, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries including Lord & Taylor, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The company will simultaneously solicit bids for a going concern sale of both its Le Tote and Lord + Taylor businesses, and conduct targeted store closing sales.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, in Corpus Christi, has given J.C. Penney additional time to pay rent.
Libbey Inc. has gained bankruptcy court approval for its “first day” motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 petitions for reorganization filed on June 1, 2020.
Tuesday Morning said that the company has obtained a commitment from BRF Finance Co., LLC, an affiliate of B. Riley Financial, Inc., for $25 million of debtor-in-possession financing as required by the company’s current $100-million DIP agreement with its existing lender group. With this commitment, the company has secured commitments for a total of $125 million to support the continuity of operations during Chapter 11 proceedings.
Tuesday Morning will pursue a financial and operational reorganization designed to allow the company to reduce its outstanding liabilities and strengthen its overall financial position. To pursue this reorganization, Tuesday Morning filed voluntary petitions for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.
After a long struggle to improve operations and financial performance, resulting in a Chapter 11 filing, Pier 1 Imports has filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin an orderly wind-down of the company’s retail operations after store locations are able to reopen following COVID-19-related closures.
J.C. Penney stated in a bankruptcy court document that it must emerge from Chapter 11 quickly in preparation for the 2020 holiday season, shortly after announcing that it had received approvals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas regarding First Day motions related to the company’s voluntary Chapter 11 petitions, including approval for it to access and use its approximately $500 million in cash collateral.