On September 9, 2013, FBI Wind Down, Inc. (f/k/a Furniture Brands International, Inc.) and eighteen (18) affiliated companies (collectively, the “Debtors”) each filed a petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Debtors' cases have been assigned to the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi. The Debtors' cases are jointly administered for procedural purposes, meaning that all pleadings are maintained on the case docket for FBI Wind Down, Inc. (f/k/a Furniture Brands International, Inc.), Case No. 13-12329 (the “Main Case Docket”). The Main Case Docket can be accessed through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware(http://www.deb.uscourts.gov). An unofficial version of the Main Case Docket is accessible by selecting the “Docket” link at the top of this page.
The Effective Date of the Plan occurred on August 1, 2014
The Notice of Effective Date may be found here.
On July 14, 2014 the Bankruptcy Court For The District Of Delaware Entered an Order Confirming The Debtors’ Second Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, dated as of July 9, 2014 For FBI Wind down, Inc. (F/K/A Furniture Brands International, Inc.), et al.
A hearing to consider the Adequacy of the Disclosure Statement was held before the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi, United States Bankruptcy Judge, of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”), Fifth Floor, Courtroom #6, 824 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, on May 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) (the “Hearing”) to consider the entry of an order, among other things, determining that the Disclosure Statement contains “adequate information” within the meaning ascribed to such term in section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code and approving the Disclosure Statement. The Disclosure Statement may be amended at any time prior to or at the Disclosure Statement Hearing, and the Disclosure Statement Hearing may be adjourned from time to time without further notice, except for the announcement of the adjourned date(s) at the Disclosure Statement Hearing or any continued hearing(s).
On November 22, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the sale of substantially all of the Debtors' assets to Heritage Home Group LLC. The sale closed on November 25, 2013.
On November 22, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving a change in the name of Furniture Brands International, Inc. to FBI Wind Down, Inc. Similar name changes were approved for the other Debtors as reflected on the chart below.
|Former Debtor||New Debtor Name|
|1.||Action Transport, Inc.||AT Wind Down, Inc.|
|2.||Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc.||BFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|3.||Broyhill Home Furnishings, Inc.||BHF Wind Down, Inc.|
|4.||Broyhill Retail, Inc.||BR Wind Down, Inc.|
|5.||Broyhill Transport, Inc.||BT Wind Down, Inc.|
|6.||Furniture Brands Holdings, Inc.||FBH Wind Down, Inc.|
|7.||Furniture Brands International, Inc.||FBI Wind Down, Inc.|
|8.||Furniture Brands Operations, Inc.||FBO Wind Down, Inc.|
|9.||Furniture Brands Resource Company, Inc.||FBRC Wind Down, Inc.|
|10.||HDM Furniture Industries, Inc.||HFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|11.||HDM Retail, Inc.||HR Wind Down, Inc.|
|12.||HDM Transport, Inc.||HT Wind Down, Inc.|
|13.||Lane Furniture Industries, Inc.||LFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|14.||Lane Home Furnishings Retail, Inc.||LHFR Wind Down, Inc.|
|15.||Laneventure, Inc.||LV Wind Down, Inc.|
|16.||Maitland-Smith Furniture Industries, Inc.||MSFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|17.||Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc.||TFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|18.||Thomasville Home Furnishings, Inc.||THF Wind Down, Inc.|
|19.||Thomasville Retail, Inc. (f/k/a Classic Design Furnishings, Inc.)||TR Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12329||FBI Wind Down, Inc.|
(f/k/a Furniture Brands International, Inc.)
|13-12331||AT Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12332||BFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12333||BHF Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12334||BR Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12335||BT Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12337||FBH Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12338||FBO Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12339||FBRC Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12340||HFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12341||HR Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12342||HT Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12343||LFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12344||LHFR Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12349||LV Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12350||MSFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12351||TFI Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12352||THF Wind Down, Inc.|
|13-12354||TR Wind Down, Inc.|
The deadline for the filing of proofs of claim against the Debtors in these cases has been established by the Bankruptcy Court as November 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) for all creditors other than Governmental Units, and March 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) for Governmental Units. Should you choose to file a proof of claim form at this time, completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:
A blank proof of claim form can be obtained here.
A copy of the Bar Date Order can be obtained here.
A copy of the Bar Date Notice can be obtained here.
Bar Date & Proof of Claim FAQ can be obtained here.
Supplemental Administrative Expense Claims Bar Date. Holders of Administrative Expense Claims (other than Professional Fees) accruing from March 1, 2014 through the Effective Date must file requests for payment of Administrative Expense Claims so as to be actually received on or before 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) on September 1, 2014 by the Claims Agent at the following address:
Pursuant to Section 1102(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code, the following persons have been appointed to the Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the above captioned case:
An unofficial version of the docket can be accessed through this website by selecting the “Docket” link at the top of this page. In addition, from time to time, certain key documents filed in these cases or otherwise made available by the Debtors will be available by selecting the “Key Documents” link above. Should you have any questions relating to this website, please feel free to contact us at 646.282.2400.