We represented FJ Management, Inc. and related entities in an adversary proceeding brought by the Chapter 7 Trustee for St. Michael Motor Express ("St. Michael"). St. Michael is a now-defunct trucking company formerly headquartered in Jackson, Tennessee that specialized in the transportation of refrigerated goods. After filing for reorganization and protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in 2008, St. Michael's bankruptcy case was converted to a Chapter 7 case and ultimately closed in 2010. In 2013, however, the Chapter 7 Trustee reopened the case and filed an adversary complaint against a group of defendants. The Trustee's claims were premised on allegations that Flying J Inc., several of its subsidiaries, and several executives of those entities conspired to defraud St. Michael and otherwise engage in illegal acts that ultimately led to St. Michael's shutting down its operations. The Trustee' complaint asserted several theories of recovery, most notably fraud, conversion, and violations of the federal RICO statute. After the case was delayed for over a year and a half to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to rule definitively that the Bankruptcy Court had jurisdiction to issue a final order on the Trustee's claims, the Bankruptcy Court heard oral arguments on the Defendants' Motions to Dismiss in June 2015. The court entered an Order in August 2015, dismissing all of the Trustee's claims with prejudice and the time for filing an appeal expired without an appeal being filed.
FJ Management, Inc., formerly known as Flying J Inc., is a privately held U.S. corporation which operates oil & refining, banking, and insurance businesses.