Matt Wardman writes:
Following on from the dismissal of the attempt to place “St Stephen the Great LLC” into bankruptcy in Texas, I want to put on the record the debt of gratitude that all of the members of the SPCK staff and suppliers who stood to suffer by that attempt owe to Mr Randy Williams of the South Texas Bankruptcy Court.
I’d also add to that the acknowledgement of everyone who has been involved in this campaign of scrutiny of the management of the SPCK Bookshop Chain by the Society of Saint Stephen the Great.
We are grateful for his professionalism and diligence in pursuing “due process” in this case.
Thanks to rigorist for this update, posted August 29, 2008 at 12:11 am:
I just checked the US court system’s PACER service this afternoon (it is still afternoon on this side of the Atlantic). The bankrupcty case was dismissed at today’s hearing on the trustee’s motion.
The actual docket entry is as follows:
“Courtroom Minutes. Time Hearing Held: 11:00 am. Appearances: Mark Brewer for debtor; Randy Williams for Trustee. (Related document(s): 24 Chapter 7 Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss Case). Ellen Hickman present. Mr. Williams addressed the Court regarding the motion to dismiss. Arguments were heard by opposing parties. The Court announced its findings and dismissed the case with prejudice. (rsmi) (Entered: 08/28/2008)”
A written order with more explanation may follow, but as of right now, the bankruptcy case is dismissed.
– Phil Groom