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United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
January 20, 2022, Decided
Case No. 21-30589 (MBK), Chapter 11, D.N.J. LBR 9004-2(c)
ALL COUNSEL OF RECORD
This matter comes before the Court upon motions (collectively, "Motions") filed by the Debtor, LTL Management, LLC ("LTL" or "Debtor") (ECF No. 1047) and the law firm of Arnold & Itkin, LLP, on behalf of certain talc personal injury [*3] claimants (ECF No. 1067) (together "Movants"), seeking an Order determining that the Notice of the United States Trustee's Filing of Reconstituted and Amended: (i) Notice of Appointment of Official Committee of Talc Claimants I; and (ii) Notice of Appointment of Official Committee of Talc Claimants II (ECF No. 965) (the "Notice of Appointment") is invalid and reinstating the Talc Claimants Committee appointed by order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina (ECF No. 355). The Court has considered fully the parties' submissions as well as the arguments raised during the hearing on January 19, 2022. For the reasons expressed below, the Court grants the Motions in part and strikes the Notice of Appointment. The Court issues the following findings of fact and conclusions of law as required by FED. R. BANKR. P. 7052.1
The Court has jurisdiction over this contested matter under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1334(a) and 157(a) and the Standing Order of the United States District Court dated July 10, 1984, as amended September 18, 2012, referring all Bankruptcy cases to the Bankruptcy Court. This matter is a core proceeding within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2)(A). Venue is proper in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1408.
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2022 Bankr. LEXIS 158 *; 2022 WL 196292
In re: LTL MANAGEMENT, LLC., Debtor
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