Hostess Bankruptcy

Hostess Brands, the manufacturer of tasty treats, such as Twinkies, Wonderbread, Ding Dongs, Ho hos, Sno Balls, and more has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York. Old-fashioned union agreements, legacy obligations, and work rules, have been listed as the main culprits responsible for the Texas company’s bankruptcy filing. […]

Eastman Kodak Bankruptcy

The Rochester, N.Y.-based company, Eastman Kodak Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday. The company is known for being a pioneer in film and camera development. The 132-year-old company’s bankruptcy filing will effect hundreds of local Kodak employees, contractors, suppliers and retirees. Their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, will offer the company protection from their […]

Famous Corporate Bankruptcies Part 4

The Tribune Group In2008, The Tribune Group, a newspaper and television chain that publishes The Chicago Tribune, and The Los Angeles Times filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A drop in advertising revenue brought on by the recession, as well as a shift with internet advertising, were noted as the Tribune Group’s main financial problems. […]

Famous Corporate Bankruptcies Part 3

Refco Three months after going public, Refco filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The New York based financial Services company’s financial downfall was attributed to a wide scale financial fraud involving Refco’s CEO and chairman, Phillip Bennett. Bennett hid over $430 million in bad debt. At the time of filing for bankruptcy protection, Refco’s assets […]

Famous Corporate Bankruptcies Part 2

Delta Airlines The nation’s third largest airline suffered a major blow after the spike in fuel prices following hurricane Katrina. This added to the airlines financial difficulties after failing to achieve a profitable quarter since 2000. With high labor costs and the competition among low-fare growing, Delta decided to file for bankruptcy. Years after bankruptcy, […]

Famous Corporate Bankruptcies Part 1

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is reorganization bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy is used in bankruptcy cases involving large corporations and businesses. In this 4-part blog post we will look at some of the most influential and high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of the last decade.  Pacific Gas & Electric Co. In April 2001, Pacific Gas & […]

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