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Judge rejects media groups' transcript request

Judge rejects media groups' transcript request

A federal bankruptcy judge has turned down a request from media organizations to make public the details of a debtor's examination of Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth.

December 01, 2014 1:46 pmLoading…

Judge confirms Southern’s bankruptcy reorganization

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher on Friday confirmed the reorganization plan for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, the first wholesale power cooperative in Montana to go bankrupt.

June 20, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…

Southern co-op’s bankruptcy plan appears headed toward approval

A federal bankruptcy judge gave tentative approval on Friday to the reorganization plan of Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, a wholesale power provider, to its rural co-op members.

June 13, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Bankruptcy judge sets confirmation date for Southern co-op

The bankruptcy judge in the Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative case set a fast-track schedule for the proposed reorganization of the Billings-based wholesale power provider.

May 09, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Bankruptcy judge to hear Southern’s latest reorganization plans

A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday will consider Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative’s latest plans to reorganize its debts.

May 07, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Bankruptcy judge awards fees to former Southern trustee, counsel

A bankruptcy judge has awarded final fees and costs to a former trustee and his lawyers for their work in the Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission case.

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12th Planet developer's home to be sold

12th Planet developer's home to be sold

For what may be the first time in a Montana bankruptcy court, a judge has ordered the home of former casino owner Philip Keith be sold to help pay back millions of dollars in debts.

January 09, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

Judge removes power co-op trustee in surprise move

The trustee overseeing a bankrupt Montana power cooperative was removed by a federal judge Tuesday in an unexpected move that could lead to the breakup of the troubled co-op and the sale of assets including a power plant near Great Falls.

November 27, 2013 7:27 amLoading…

Bankruptcy judge given 6-month term extension

HELENA — A federal appellate court panel has given Montana's bankruptcy judge a six-month extension while considering his appointment to a new 14-year term.

November 20, 2013 12:24 pmLoading…

Bankruptcy judge hears case for removing Southern’s trustee

A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday indicated he was reluctant to remove a trustee he appointed to manage a broke Billings-based wholesale power cooperative but heard testimony on the issue anyway.

November 13, 2013 5:44 pmLoading…

Southern’s trustee argues against removal from bankruptcy case

The bankruptcy trustee for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative is fighting attempts by some of its members and creditors to remove him from the case, saying his services are needed now more than ever.

November 06, 2013 4:05 pmLoading…

Southern bankruptcy moving into final stages

After nearly two years in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative is entering a critical phase that ultimately will decide whether it can reorganize and continue supplying wholesale power to its four remaining rural co-op members or liquidate …

October 11, 2013 9:40 amLoading…

Southern’s reorganization plan wins few friends

A proposed bankruptcy reorganization of Southern Montana Electric and Transmission Cooperative hit a barrage of objections during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Billings.

September 24, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…

Trustee proposes reorganization plan for Southern co-op

What would a reorganized Southern Montana Electric and Transmission Cooperative look like after bankruptcy?

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Bankruptcy judge denies Southern's liquidation

A bankruptcy judge Wednesday denied requests to liquidate Billings-based Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, saying the trustee for the troubled wholesale power supplier has shown “a likelihood” of proposing a reorganization plan.

August 09, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Bankruptcy judge OKs motion to keep Southern reorganization details secret

The trustee for a bankrupt wholesale power cooperative can keep key information in a proposed reorganization plan confidential, a judge ruled on Monday.

April 22, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…

Yellowstone Valley co-op; Southern to part ways

After years of battling and more than a million dollars spent on legal fees, the Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative and its wholesale power supplier are parting ways.

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Judge: Southern Montana Electric likely to be able to keep reorganization plan secret

Judge: Southern Montana Electric likely to be able to keep reorganization plan secret

A federal bankruptcy judge said Tuesday that he's likely to let a bankrupt Montana power cooperative keep key details of its reorganization plan secret from the public despite objections from one of its members.

March 26, 2013 12:28 pmLoading…
Bankruptcy trustee drills into casino developer's bank box

Bankruptcy trustee drills into casino developer's bank box

Acting on a tip about hidden assets, a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Billings drilled through the lock on a safe deposit box at Stockman Bank and found $77,250, including $36,000 in cash.

January 23, 2013 7:30 amLoading…

Bankruptcy judge rules for Beartooth Electric Cooperative

Beartooth Electric Cooperative can continue its legal fight to cut ties with its bankrupt wholesale supplier, a judge has ruled.

December 24, 2012 2:15 pmLoading…

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