Unsecured Creditors Committee Representation

Although this blog post has a July 31st date, we just found an article today at LegalPad concerning the lack of ex-employee representation on the Unsecured Creditors Committee.  The article discusses a letter recently sent by Craig Collins of the Blum Collins law firm which is representing several of the ex-Heller employees in the pending class action suit.

While it is unclear who sent the letter to Amanda Royal, the reporter from The Recorder, please take time to read both the article and letter and then if interested, post your feedback here in the comment section (as well as the comments section over at LegalPad).

Right now it feels like we’re talking to ourselves or a brick wall when it comes to getting proper representation on the Unsecured Creditors Committee.  Despite all our attempts via email and this letter, it appears as if the next step is to bypass the US Attorney’s office and plead our case directly with Judge Montali.

In essence, there is no ex-employee on the committee who could be respresent the interests of over 800 people who basically had their wages withheld from them by the ex-shareholders of Heller Ehrman.  Appointing an ex-shareholder or retired shareholder just doesn’t cut it, I’m afraid.

The committee needs someone who can look out for the interests of those of us who struggled (or are still struggling) since October 2008 to find new employment, make mortgage payments and simply taking care of the expenses of daily living.

One other point to ponder: why don’t the ex-employees just force conversion of the bankruptcy to Chapter 7 status where a trustee can be appointed similar to the Brobeck situation?

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee


4 Responses to “Unsecured Creditors Committee Representation”

  1. 1 Another Legal Secretary 5 August 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Pish and Tush.

    I cannot think of anyone I’d rather have representing me than Wondie Russell.

  2. 2 paralegal 6 August 2009 at 3:22 pm


  3. 3 Anon2 7 August 2009 at 12:50 am

    I third that!

  4. 4 Another Employee 9 August 2009 at 10:08 am

    I consider Wondie an all around wonderful representative, but the lady is really busy, so let’s continue with promoting the addition of a employee representative. (:

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