In re: Radnor Holdings Corporation, et al.
Recommendation that Bankruptcy Appeal be withdrawn from mandatory mediation. Signed by Judge Mary Pat Thynge on 5/16/16. (cak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
IN RE: RADNOR HOLDINGS
CORPORATION, et al.,
MICHAEL T. KENNEDY,
SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER &
FLOM LLP, TENNENBAUM CAPITAL
PARTNERS, LLC, ALVEREZ AND
Bankruptcy Case No. 06-10894 (KG)
Bankruptcy ADV No. 12-51308 (KG)
BAP No. 16-23
C. A. No. 16-332-RGA
At Wilmington this 16th day of May, 2016.
WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 2(a) of the Procedures to Govern
Mediation of Appeals from the United States Bankruptcy Court for this District dated
September 11, 2012, the court reviewed the Memorandum Opinion of the Bankruptcy
Court to determine the appropriateness of mediation in this matter;
WHEREAS, as a result of the above review, the issues involved in this
case are not amenable to mediation and mediation at this stage would not be a
productive exercise, a worthwhile use of judicial resources nor warrant the expense of
The present appeal is from the granting of motions to dismiss the Amended
Complaint filed on February 26, 2013.1 In his Opinion, Judge Gross analyzed the
various prior rulings related to the Skadden Retention Order dated September 21, 2006,
the present accusations made by Appellant in his Amended Complaint filed in the
Bankruptcy Court and the prior findings and decisions of the Bankruptcy Court, this
Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that were relevant to the motions to
dismiss. His analysis included a thorough discussion of all statute of limitations which
might be applicable to Appellant’s claims and found that all were time barred. The
Bankruptcy Court further determined that Appellant is barred by the operation of the
doctrines of law of the case, res judicata and collateral estoppel, as well as lack of
standing. The court did not impose any monetary sanctions although requested by
Appellees, but enjoined Appellant from filing any further pleadings against Appellees
without leave of the court. Having reviewed the Bankruptcy Court’s decision, which
decided matters based primarily on issues of law and imposed an injunction restricting
further filings, and in light of the long history among the parties, this matter is not
conducive to mediation.
THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED that, pursuant to paragraph 2(a)
Procedures to Govern Mediation of Appeals from the United States Bankruptcy Court
for this District and 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), this matter be withdrawn from the mandatory
referral for mediation and proceed through the appellate process of this Court. The
parties are advised, through this Recommendation, of their right to file objections
The original complaint was filed on December 26, 2012.
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), FED. R. CIV. P. 72(a) and D. DEL. LR 72.1.
Local counsel are obligated to inform out-of-state counsel of this Order.
/s/ Mary Pat Thynge
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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