A disclosure statement explaining the Texas Rangers reorganization plan was approved late yesterday. The bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth, Texas, scheduled a confirmation hearing for July 9 where the professional baseball club will ask for approval of the Chapter 11 plan billed as paying all creditors in full.
In 2002, an accountant in Boca Raton, Florida, named Joseph Lents was accused of securities-law violations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lents, who was chief executive officer of a now-defunct voice- recognition software company, had sold shares in the public company without filing the proper forms. Facing a little over $100,000 in fines and fees, and with his assets frozen by the SEC, Lents stopped making payments on his $1.5 million mortgage.
American Safety Razor Co. , the fourth-largest maker of wet-shaving blades, filed a Chapter 11 petition yesterday where the company will be sold to first-lien lenders in exchange for debt unless second-lien creditors make arrangements to pay off the senior creditors within seven weeks.