Case Background

On February 18, 2019, Payless Holdings LLC and 26 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 Eastern District of Missouri. The cases are pending before the Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States and are jointly administered under Case No. 19-40883.

Important Information & Dates

Deadline to File Claims

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

  • General Bar Date: June 7, 2019, on or before 11:59 p.m. (CT)
  • Governmental Bar Date: August 19, 2019, on or before 11:59 p.m. (CT)

 

Notice of Commencement/341(a) Meeting 

The meeting of creditors pursuant to section 341(a) of the Bankruptcy Code was held on April 8, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time), at the Office of the U.S. Trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Eastern District of Missouri, located at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 South 10th Street, Suite 22.304, Eighth Circuit Multipurpose Room, St. Louis, MO 63102.

Please click below to view and download the 341 Notice:

Amended Meeting of Creditors 341(a) meeting. Last day to oppose discharge or dischargeability is 6/7/2019. [Docket No. 575]

 

Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on February 19, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. (Prevailing Central Time), before the Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Eastern District of Missouri, located at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 South 10th Street, Courtroom 7 North, St. Louis, MO 63102.

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

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Dates

May
29

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (CT)
June
20

Omnibus Hearing

11:00 a.m. (CT)
July
17

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (CT)
February
18
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February
19
1:30 p.m. (CT)

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

One Bryant Park
New York, NY   10036
https://www.akingump.com/
Phone: 212-872-1000
Fax: 212-872-1002
Ira S. Dizengoff
Meredith A. Lahaie
Kevin Zuzolo

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

7700 Forsyth Boulevard
Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO   63105
https://www.armstrongteasdale.com/
Phone: 314-621-5070
Fax: 314-612-2239
Richard W. Engel, Jr.
Erin M. Edelman
John G. Willard

Seward & Kissel LLP

One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY   10004
https://www.sewkis.com/
Phone: 212-574-1200
Fax: 242-480-8421
John R. Ashmead

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

485 Lexington Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY   10017
https://ankura.com/
Phone: 212-818-1555
Fax: 212-818-1551
Adrian Frankum
Swapna Deshpande

United States Trustee and Court Information

United States Bankruptcy Court

Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
111 South 10th Street, 4th Floor
St. Louis, MO   63102
http://www.moeb.uscourts.gov/
Phone: 314-244-4500
Fax: 314-244-4990

Office of The United States Trustee

111 South 10th Street
Suite 6353
St. Louis, MO   63102
https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r13
Phone: 314-539-2976
Fax: 314-539-2990


Debtors

Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
19-40883 Payless Holdings LLC February 18, 2019
19-40886 Payless Intermediate Holdings LLC February 18, 2019
19-40889 WBG-PSS Holdings LLC February 18, 2019
19-40890 Payless Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40892 Payless Finance, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40910 Collective Brands Services, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40884 PSS Delaware Company 4, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40898 Shoe Sourcing, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40882 Payless ShoeSource, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40888 Eastborough, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40903 Payless Purchasing Services, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40907 Payless ShoeSource Merchandising, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40885 Payless Gold Value Co, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40894 Payless ShoeSource Distribution, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40896 Payless ShoeSource Worldwide, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40901 Payless NYC, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40906 Payless ShoeSource of Puerto Rico, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40887 Payless Collective GP, LLC February 18, 2019
19-40908 Collective Licensing, LP February 18, 2019
19-40891 Collective Licensing International, LLC February 18, 2019
19-40900 Clinch, LLC February 18, 2019
19-40893 Collective Brands Franchising Services, LLC February 18, 2019
19-40905 Payless International Franchising, LLC February 18, 2019
19-40902 PSS Canada, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40895 Payless ShoeSource Canada, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40899 Payless ShoeSource Canada GP, Inc. February 18, 2019
19-40897 Payless ShoeSource Canada, LP February 18, 2019