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Bonus Bankruptcy Pleading of the Day: Schutt Sports/Riddell Inc. Battle Over Alleged Automatic Stay Violations Related to Customer Communications

 Today, we are launching a new blog feature which we are calling the Bankruptcy Pleading of the Day. Each week day, we will post a significant pleading filed in a large chapter 11 case that our service tracks. A complimentary copy of the pleading will be embedded with the post below some basic information regarding the document. To further research the pleading, the case, or the issue, please and sign up for a trial account or, if you are at a mid-size or large firm, please contact us for more information about our large firm solutions. 

  • Bankruptcy Cases: Schutt Sports, Inc.
  • Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Documents
    • Debtors' motion for an order "(i) holding Riddell Inc. in contempt of court for willful violation of the automatic stay under section 362(a) of the Bankruptcy Code; (ii) ordering Riddell and its sales agents to cease immediately communications to Debtors’ current and prospective customers that are designed to harass Debtors, disparage Debtors’ products, misinform customers regarding the effect of Debtors’ chapter 11 proceedings, and/or coerce payment to Riddell of the judgment entered against Debtor Schutt Sports, Inc. by the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, in a case captioned Riddell, Inc. v. Schutt Sports, Inc., Civil Action Nos. 3:08-cv-00711-BBC; (iii) ordering Riddell to comply with a subpoena issued to it for the production of documents and electronic information containing communications to Schutt’s current and prospective customers that relate to Schutt’s chapter 11 proceedings in this Court; (iv) awarding Debtors their costs, attorneys fees and actual damages resulting from Riddell’s violations of the automatic stay, in an amount to be proven before this Court; (v) awarding Debtors punitive damages in an amount appropriate to deter Riddell from future violations of the automatic stay; and (vi) granting such further and different relief as the Court deems appropriate"
    • Riddell, Inc.'s objection to the debtors' motion
  • Filers' Counsel
    • For the debtors (Schutt Sports): Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • For Riddell: Perkins Coie LLP and Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
  • Filing Dates: October 6 and October 14, 2010, respectively

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