Gawker Media LLC

Case No. 16-11700


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 were before the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein and were jointly administered under Case No. 16-11700.

Pursuant to an order of the Bankruptcy Court dated November 6, 2019 (Docket No. 1218) the Debtors' cases are now closed.

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)
  • Administrative Claims Bar Date (for claims since October 1, 2016): May 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Governmental Bar Date: December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)

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, 2016 the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan, and on March 17, 2017 the Plan became effective.

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

Plan & Disclosure Statement


Dates

March 17 2017 Plan Effective Date _____ Statement Noti... Add to Calendar
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June 10 2016 __
Petition Date for Gawker Media, LLC Voluntary Petitions Add to Calendar
June 12 2016 __
Petition Date for GMGI & Kinja Kft. Voluntary Petitions Add to Calendar
June 15 2016 11:00 a.m. (EST)
June 15 2016 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Status Conference (Adv. Proc. 16-01085) Notice of Hearing / Notice of Conference. Add to Calendar
July 7 2016 2:00 p.m. (EST)
July 7 2016 2:00 p.m. (EST)
July 7 2016 2:00 p.m. (EST)
July 13 2016 10:00 a.m. (EST)
July 28 2016 2:30 p.m. (EST)
August 2 2016 10:00 a.m. (EST)
August 9 2016 10:00 a.m. (EST)
August 16 2016 10:00 a.m. (EST)
August 18 2016 2:00 p.m. (EST)
August 23 2016 10:00 a.m. (EST)
September 13 2016 10:00 a.m. (EST)
September 29 2016 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
General Bar Date Bar Date Notice Add to Calendar
September 29 2016 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
October 6 2016 10:30 a.m. (prevailing Eastern time)
November 3 2016 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
November 15 2016 10:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern time)
December 1 2016 10:30 a.m. (prevailing Eastern time)
December 9 2016 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
December 13 2016 10:00 a.m. (ET)
December 15 2016 10:00 a.m. (ET)
January 26 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
February 14 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
March 7 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
March 17 2017 __
March 22 2017 11:00 a.m. (ET)
April 18 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
April 25 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
June 20 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Omnibus Hearing Add to Calendar
July 17 2018 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Sale Hearing Add to Calendar
July 18 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Omnibus Hearing Add to Calendar

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

Debtors

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