Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. (1985)


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $2,478 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $2,859 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 8,200
  • Sub-industry: 33 Primary Metal Industries
  • Place of incorporation: DE
  • Court for city of headquarters: PA Pittsburgh
  • In business at filing? yes

Chapter 11 case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Fried Frank
  • Date of filing: 4/16/1985
  • Court district of filing: PA WD
  • Court city of filing: Pittsburgh
  • Case number: no data
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Pension
  • Forum shop? Filed at headquarters

  • Case transferred? yes
  • Destination court of transfer: Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Creditors committee appointed? yes
  • §363 sale: no 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? data not available
  • Plan type: free fall

  • Disposition status: confirmed
  • Date of disposition: 12/18/1990
  • Judge at disposition: Warren W. Bentz
  • Days from filing to disposition: 2072

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? Company emerged
  • Did firm refile? emerged 5 years, did not refile

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