Case Background

On June 10 and 12, 2016, Gawker Media, LLC and 2 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The cases are pending before the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein and are jointly administered under Case No. 16-11700.

Important Information & Dates

Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim:

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors:

  • General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units): September 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Administrative Claims Bar Date (for claims between the Filing Date and July 31, 2016): September 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Administrative Claims Bar Date (for claims between August 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016): November 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Governmental Bar Date: December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Click on "Submit a Claim" (see above tab) to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors.

First Day Motions and Related Hearings

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on June 15, 2016, before the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein.

The final hearing on the First Day Motions and an Initial Case Management Conference was held in Room 723, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, New York, New York 10004 on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (EST), to consider the efficient administration of the case.

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Case Management Order

Plan & Disclosure Statement

A hearing on the Debtors' motion to consider (i) the adequacy of the Disclosure Statement; (ii) the solicitation procedures with respect to confirmation of the Plan; (iii) the form of ballots and notices in connection therewith; and (iv) the scheduling of certain dates related thereto, was held before the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”), in Room 723, One Bowling Green, New York, New York 10004-1408, was held on November 3, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (New York Time).  The Bankruptcy Court held a hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan on December 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (New York Time). On December 22, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan.

Please click below to view all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

Plan & Disclosure Statement

Unsecured Creditors' Committee

On June 24, 2016, the Office of the United States Trustee appointed an Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”). The members of the Committee are: (i) Terry Gene Bollea; (ii) Shiva Ayyadurai; and (iii) Ashely A. Terrill.

Committee Professionals
The Committee is represented by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as counsel and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLC as financial advisor.

Contact the Committee
In addition to the information available on this website, creditors may submit questions and provide comments to the Committee via its counsel at Gawker.Creditors@stblaw.com.

Dates

January
26

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (ET)
February
14

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (ET)
March
7

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (ET)
June
10
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Petition Date for Gawker Media, LLC

June
12
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Petition Date for GMGI & Kinja Kft.

June
15
11:00 a.m. (EST)

Status Conference (Adv. Proc. 16-01085)

September
29
5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)

General Bar Date

September
29
5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
December
13
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

Ropes & Gray LLP

1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY   10036-8704
http://www.ropesgray.com
Phone: 212-596-9000
Fax: 212-596-9090
Gregg M. Galardi, Esq.

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

Opportune LLP

10 East 53rd Street, 33rd Floor
New York, NY   10022
http://opportune.com
Will Holden

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

US Federal Office Building
201 Varick St. Room 1006
New York, NY   10014
http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/r02
Phone: 212-510-0500
Fax: 212-668-2255
Greg M. Zipes, Esq.
Susan Arbeit, Esq.

United States Bankruptcy Court

Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY   10004
http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/
Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors' Counsel

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY   10017
http://www.stblaw.com/
Phone: 212-455-2000
Fax: 212-455-2502
Sandy Qusba, Esq.
William T. Russell, Jr., Esq.

Debtors

Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
16-11700 Gawker Media LLC June 10, 2016
16-11718 Gawker Hungary Kft. (f/k/a Kinja Kft.) June 12, 2016
16-11719 Gawker Media Group, Inc. June 12, 2016