At least three Indiana school districts that hired the startup firm True Consultant Service LLC to revamp bus routes ran into major problems when school began this summer, forcing administrators to apologize to parents and reverse course.
The 62-year-old company is joining the trash heap of failed appliance and electronics retailers, done in by a long list of problems—including overexpansion and a collapse in sales of consumer electronics.
Suppliers are still gun-shy after their experience with Toys 'R' Us, which went out of business months after filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the fall of 2017, leaving them with millions of dollars in unpaid bills.
Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group and other mall landlords actually might be looking forward to redeveloping Sears' massive stores with more promising tenants as the once-mighty retailer enters bankruptcy.
Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling U.S. retailer owned by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, is focused on a deal that would preserve stakeholders’ value in a court restructuring, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Without a big settlement, or a resounding victory at trial, victims in the fraud would be left with an underwhelming recovery—currently 11 cents on the dollar, based on distributions of $18 million in December 2015 and $5 million last October.
Among the closures will be the store in Circle Centre in downtown Indianapolis—an original tenant in the mall when it opened in 1995. The only other Brookstone store in Indiana is at Indianapolis International Airport.
A Delaware law firm is spearheading the case on a contingency-fee basis. Under the sliding scale, it would get 20 percent of a recovery up to $10 million, and 35 percent of a recovery topping $20 million.