When I write about creditors in bankruptcy, one of the mantras I repeat over and over again is: don’t forget to file your Proof of Claim.
In many instances, the only way a creditor gets a distribution of money recovered by the Trustee is if the creditor has filed a claim. In fact, as a creditor, you’re hoping that other creditors miss the bar date/deadline for filing claims, because, if they don’t file a claim, they don’t get any money. Which, in turn, means the creditors with filed claims get a tiny bit larger share of the money.
All that having been said, the Chapter 7 Trustee in the Sommet Group LLC Bankruptcy filed a Trustee’s Notice of Assets & Request for Notice to Creditors to File Claims. The deadline to file the Claims has been set for May 18, 2011.
The Trustee is chasing this company hard, but, even so, he’ll probably only collect a fraction of the monies owed to creditors. The only way to guarantee that you don’t receive any money is to forget to file a Claim.