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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 18 2018

Judge tells Pacific Drilling to rework fee on debt commitment

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of drillship operator Pacific Drilling SA declined on Tuesday to approve a fee payable to debt holders for committing to join a $1 billion rights offering to help finance the company's reorganization.

Sep 14 2018

Judge braces for fight to dismiss Ch. 11 over asbestos liability

Expecting a major fight over a bid by asbestos claimants to get the bankruptcy of joint-compound maker Bestwall LLC dismissed, the judge overseeing the case on Friday postponed a hearing on the matter from next week until November.

Sep 14 2018

Omega Healthcare REIT pushing credit bid for nursing home chain

Real estate investment trust Omega Healthcare Investors Inc at a hearing on Monday will argue for a court order allowing it to enter a bid for Orianna Health Systems that it says is superior to the one the bankrupt nursing home operator has accepted.

Sep 13 2018

Couple asks court to lift P.R. restructuring stay in PREPA land battle

A couple in Puerto Rico sought a court order on Wednesday in the U.S. territory's restructuring in order to end a property dispute with the island's beleaguered power provider that has been dragging on since 2004.

Sep 12 2018

Bankrupt retailer Claire's says time's up for alternative reorg plan

Jewelry and accessories chain Claire's Stores Inc in court papers on Tuesday blasted debtholder Oaktree Capital Management's opposition to its plan for emerging bankruptcy, arguing it cannot wait for a proposed alternative.

Sep 11 2018

Bankrupt shoemaker Rockport says will file Ch. 11 plan within days

Shoemaker Rockport Co LLC said in court papers on Tuesday it will file a plan to exit bankruptcy within the "next few days," but it also asked to extend its exclusive right to file a plan through Dec. 10 in the event of "unforeseen delays."

Sep 11 2018

Retired teachers prod Puerto Rico to pay out accrued sick leave

A teachers' union in Puerto Rico is seeking a court order to lift the litigation stay in the U.S. territory's bankruptcy-like restructuring in order to press a lawsuit seeking the release of retirement benefits for unused sick leave.

Sep 10 2018

'Mary Magdalene' producers push Weinstein Co on distribution contract

The producers of the movie "Mary Magdalene" have asked for a court order compelling the Weinstein Co to repudiate its distribution deal for the biblical drama, saying the studio's continued involvement threatens a planned U.S. holiday season release.

Sep 07 2018

Court approves stalking-horse for bankrupt owner of Chevys restaurant chain

Bankrupt restaurant operator RM Holdco LLC, owner of the Chevys Fresh Mex, El Torito and Acapulco Mexican Restaurant casual dining chains, won court approval on Thursday for an affiliate of its majority owner to serve as a stalking-horse bidder.

Sep 06 2018

Creditors say Puerto Rico financial report falls short, call for deeper probe

Puerto Rico's committee of unsecured creditors on Wednesday chastised the U.S. territory's government and federal oversight board for rallying behind a report that it said could be used to block lawsuits over how the island's finances fell apart.

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