Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code (specifically including, but not limited to, 11 U.S.C. §§ 362 and 922(a)), a debtor is afforded certain protection against its creditors; the Bankruptcy Code prohibits creditors from taking certain actions related to debts that may have been owing prior to the commencement of the Bankruptcy Case. If you believe that you might be a creditor of the County based upon debts arising prior to November 9, 2011 and you are considering taking action based upon your status as a creditor, you may wish to seek legal advice. The staff of the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court and the staff of Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC are not permitted to give legal advice.
On March 4, 2012, the Bankruptcy Court ruled that the County is eligible to be a debtor under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Accordingly, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order for relief, confirming that the County is eligible to file bankruptcy and is authorized to continue with its bankruptcy proceeding. The automatic stay that took effect when the bankruptcy petition was filed remains in effect. The County will continue to pursue the relief to which it is entitled under the Bankruptcy Code and applicable law, including a Chapter 9 plan of debt adjustment.
Jefferson County, Alabama
In re Jefferson County, Alabama, Case No. 11-05736 (TBB)
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
General Information: On November 9, 2011, Jefferson County, Alabama filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"). The case was assigned Case No. 11-05736.
Important Dates, Deadlines & Documents: Some dates, deadlines and documents in the Debtor's Bankruptcy Cases that may be relevant to interested parties are set forth below:
Parties and Addresses:
Note: Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC ("KCC”) maintains this website at the direction of Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP, counsel to the Debtor. KCC maintains this website for the public's convenience and, while KCC makes every attempt to assure the accuracy of the information contained herein, this website is not the website of the United States Bankruptcy Court and does not contain the complete, official record of the Bankruptcy Court. All documents filed with the Court, including lists of the Debtor's assets and liabilities, are available for inspection at the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama.