Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a maker of silicones and quartz products owned by Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management LLC, won court approval to put the rough terms of its bankruptcy plan to a creditor vote.
John K. McKinley, the chief executive officer who tried to resuscitate Texaco Inc. before a jury asked it to pay a then-record $10.53 billion in damages as part of a lawsuit that led to the biggest U.S. bankruptcy, has died. He was 94.
This week’s notable deaths included a Hall of Fame baseball player who was an eight-time batting champion during his 20 years with the San Diego Padres; the radio disc jockey who created the “American Top 40” countdown show of pop songs; and the chief executive officer of Texaco Inc., whose legal battle with Pennzoil Co. ended with record damages and the biggest U.S. bankruptcy. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
Richard Rockefeller, a son of philanthropist David Rockefeller Sr. and former chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc., died when his plane crashed after takeoff from the Westchester County, New York, airport.