Thorn Apple Valley, Inc.


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $935 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $475 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 3,100
  • Sub-industry: 20 Food and Kindred Products
  • Place of incorporation: MI
  • Court for city of headquarters: MI Detroit
  • In business at filing? yes

Bankruptcy case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Honigman Miller
  • Date of filing: March 5, 1999
  • Judge at filing: Ray R. Graves
  • Court district of filing: MI ED
  • Court city of filing: Detroit
  • Case number: 99-43645
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Not tort
  • Forum shop? Filed at headquarters

  • Case transferred? no
  • Destination court of transfer: not applicable
  • Creditors committee appointed? yes
  • ยง363 sale: 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? yes
  • Plan type: free fall

  • Disposition status: converted
  • Date of disposition: July 31, 2001
  • Judge at disposition: Ray R. Graves
  • Days from filing to disposition: 879

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? company did not emerge
  • Did firm refile? not emerged 5 years

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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