The Chapter 7 Trustees in the Pope & Talbot and Specialty Motors bankruptcies recently filed hundreds of complaints in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. George Miller is the Chapter 7 Trustee in the Pope & Talbot bankruptcy while Jeoffrey Burtch is the Trustee in the Specialty Motors (aka “Von Weise Inc.”) bankruptcy. Both groups of complaints seek the avoidance and recovery of alleged preferential transfers from various creditors of the debtors.
The adversary actions filed in both Pope and Specialty Motors are before the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi. In prior preference actions, Judge Sontchi entered scheduling orders similar to the form scheduling order attached here. A copy of Judge Sontchi’s Chamber Procedures are attached here.