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Washington Mutual Incorporated filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 26, 2008. They retained the firm Weil, Gotschal & Manges, one of the most highly regarded law firms in the world, for their filing. Weil is an international law firm that specializes in bankruptcy litigation. Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC provide communication services for court related documents. Smaller firms have been retained for tax representation and other specialties as needed.

Court Documents:

The Chapter 11 Case

Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code allows a corporation or partnership to reorganize its business. In Chapter 11, the company being reorganized, called the Debtor, files a number of schedules detailing their assets, liabilities, debts, and other obligations. A bar date is established, determining when Creditors must submit their claims. Once this date has passed and claims against the estate are known, a Plan is formulated. After being approved by various stakeholders, this Plan allows the company to exit bankruptcy.

Washington Mutual's Chapter 11 case was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. Hororable Mary F. Walrath presides over the Case No. 08-12229 (MFW).

Weil, Gotschal & Manges

Weil, Gotschal & Manges is one of the most highly regarded law firms in bankruptcy litigation. They have a reputation for representing clients with complex legal issues, and have an impressive track record.

Weil's Wikipedia entry:,_Gotshal_&_Manges

Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC

Kurtzman Carson Consultants were brought in to provide communication of court-related information. The docket for Washington Mutual's case is listed under Court Documents. Documents are added on a continuous basis as they are filed with the court.

For any questions about Washington Mutual's restructuring, please call the Washington Mutual Restructuring Hotline at (888) 830-4644.