BowFlex Inc. - 24-12364

BowFlex Inc.

This website provides up-to-date procedural and logistical information regarding the BowFlex, Inc. bankruptcy case. Please refer to this website before contacting Chambers.

Click the following links for more information:

  • Hearing Datesa list of our upcoming hearing dates and times
  • Case and Docket Information - access to the BowFlex Inc. bankruptcy docket and case information
  • Transcripts - information on how to order transcripts
  • Appearances - information on how to make appearances (both in-person and virtually via Zoom), as well as information regarding pro hac vice applications
  • Courthouse Protocol - information regarding requirments to visit the Courthouse pursuant to the latest District Court Standing Order
  • Media Inquiries - the Court's established email address for media inquiries
  • Zoom - information regarding live-feed of Court proceedings via Zoom

 


HEARING DATES

Unless noted otherwise, all hearings will be conducted live and via Zoom.

OMNIBUS HEARING DATES

Omnibus hearings will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m. prevailing Eastern Time, unless indicated otherwise. The upcoming onmnibus hearing dates are:

July 25, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (MBK), August 15, 2024, and September 19, 2024.

Future dates to be determined.

BAR DATES

General Bar Date: May 14, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time

Administrative Claims Bar Date: May 14, 2024 4:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time

Governmental Bar Date: September 3, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time

CHAPTER 11 PLAN

July 29, 2024: Plan Supplement Deadline

July 30, 2024:  Voting Deadline

July 30, 2024:  Objection Deadline

August 5, 2024:  Voting Affidavit Deadline

August 6, 20024:  Unsecured Creditors Committee Objection Deadline

August 13, 2024:  Confirmation Brief and Reply and Proposed Confirmation Order

August 19, 2024:  Confirmation Hearing.

 

Recently Filed Notices and Applications

  • Notice of Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (Doc. No. 503) filed July 1, 2024. Objections must be filed with the Court and actually received no later than 10 days after the date of service of this Notice (July 11, 2024).

July 25, 2024 Omnibus Hearing at 11:30 a.m

  • The July Omnibus Hearing will be conducted via Zoom by Chief Judge Kaplan in Courtroom 8, Trenton, NJ.  Those requiring presenter status must contact Judge Altenburg's Career Law Clerk, Suzanne Sweeney, at Suzanne_Sweeney@njb.uscourts.gov.
  • Motion to Modify Claims and Expunge Claims (Doc. No. 487). Objections must be filed with court on or before July 18, 2024.
  • Motion re: for an Order (I) Authorizing and Approving the Settlement Agreement Between BowFlex Inc. and Mojco, Inc., et al. and (II) Granting Related Relief (Doc. 508).  Objections must be received on or before July 18, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time).

BOWFLEX INC. DOCKET AND CASE INFORMATION

Use the following link to access the BowFlex Inc. bankruptcy docket and find information about the case.

https://dm.epiq11.com/case/bowflex/info


TRANSCRIPTS

To order a transcript of a court proceeding, please contact:

Anthony Sodono

Anthony_Sodono@njb.uscourts.gov

(856) 361-2325

 


APPEARANCES

Unless otherwise instructed, appearances may be made in-person, consistent with Court protocol, or virtually via Zoom.  Please be advised that appearances need only be made if parties intend to present argument and/or speak during hearings. 

To the extent parties wish to simply observe, the Court will provide a Zoom live-feed for observational purposes only. Please find more information as well as the link to the Zoom live-feed for an upcoming hearing at the bottom of this webpage.

When the Court is conducting a hearing via Zoom, CourtSolutions will not be utilized.

In-Person Appearances

Judge Altenburg's Courtroom is located on the fourth floor in Courtroom 4B.  Appearance sheets are located on the counsel tables and should be handed to the Electronic Court Recording Operator prior to the start of the hearing.

Remote/Virtual Appearances

To the extent parties wish to present argument remotely via Zoom, a request for "Presenter Status" must be submitted to the Court in advance of the hearing.  Please email Chambers (Suzanne_Sweeney@njb.uscourts.gov) and provide the following information:  Name of Presenter, Email Address of Presenter, Presenter's Affiliation with the Case and/or What Party or Interest the Presenter Represents.  If the request is approved, the Presenter will receive appropriate Zoom credentials and further instruction via email.

PLEASE REVIEW THE ZOOM APPEARANCE GUIDELINES BELOW.  Failure to adhere to these guidelines and an appropriate standard of conduct may result in denial of participation in the Zoom proceeding.  

Zoom is a free video conferencing platform that a party may download and become familiar with prior to the hearing. Information for Zoom may be found at https://zoom.us/ and https://zoomgov.com/.  Please ensure that your computer/device settings allow for video and microphone access so that Judge Altenburg may hear and see you.  To appear via Zoom parties may click on the Zoom link below or use a telephone to dial-in using the dial-in information.  Once connected to Zoom the party will enter the virtual Zoom Courtroom.  Please connect to Zoom at least 15 minutes prior to your hearing.

ZOOM APPEARANCE GUIDELINES

Courtroom behavior. Although held remotely, a Zoom hearing or trial is a judicial proceeding and therefore the formalities of a courtroom must be observed. Parties are expected to conduct themselves in the same way that they would if they were in person in the courtroom. This includes appropriate formality and attire.

Public Proceedings.” Please be reminded that the Zoom proceeding is a “public proceeding” and the Zoom connection information is publicly available on the Court’s website.  Thus, any party interested may “listen in” to the Zoom proceeding. Parties who “listen in” must have their cameras off and their microphones muted at all times.  Failure to adhere to this rule will result in removal from the Zoom proceeding.

Video/audio. All video and audio will be off upon entry into the Zoom courtroom.  If presenting, the Court requests that each party remain muted with camera off until such time as their matter is called or until the Court directs otherwise.  The Court prefers that parties appear with their video on; however, video is not mandatory.  If necessary, parties may appear without video and/or may appear telephonically by dialing into the Zoom using the dial-in information.  Links to the Zoom meeting and dial-in information can be found below.  Parties should remain muted until it is their time to present in order to avoid background noise and maintain a clear record.

Speaking and Questions. Each time you speak, identify yourself by stating your full name for the record. Remember to speak slowly and distinctly. Do not interrupt others. As stated above, please remain muted until you are presenting or directed otherwise by the Court.  Should you have a question during the Zoom proceeding you may direct that question in the “Chat” or “raise your hand” by clicking the hand raise button.  Questions may also be submitted via email to Judge Altenburg’s Chambers at chambers_of_aba@njb.uscourts.gov.  If you are participating telephonically, please wait for a pause in conversation before identifying yourself to ask a question.

Participate from a quiet place with reliable reception. Do not use a speaker phone or call/log in from a public place. Disruptions or background noise may cause the Judge to mute you or terminate your participation.

Technical Problems. If you are having trouble with the video or audio or other technical difficulties, please let the Court know as soon as possible. Though glitches are expected, they do not always occur on the Court’s end, so the Court will not necessarily know if you are experiencing problems until you so advise the Court.  To report these problems you may use the “chat” feature, the “raise hand” feature, email Chambers at chambers_of_aba@njb.uscourts.gov, or call Chambers at (856) 361-2320.

Pro Hac Vice Applications

Attorneys should file pro hac vice motions in New Jersey only if they intend to make an appearance on the record. To the extent an attorney plans to simply attend/observe (and not officially “make an appearance” or present argument), no pro hac vice motion is necessary.  Please consult: New Jersey Court Rule 1:28-2, D.N.J. L.Civ. R. 101.1 and D.N.J. L.Civ. R. 101(c)(3).

 


MEDIA INQUIRIES

Please submit media inquiries via email to the following address: media_inquiries@njb.uscourts.gov


ZOOM TELEPHONIC FEED

IMPORTANT:  Hearing Recording Prohibited

Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including "screen-shots" or other audio or visual copying of a hearing, is prohibited.  Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.

In accordance with policy issued by the Administrative Office of the Courts, the public may observe the hearing telephonically using the following information:

Thursday July 25, 2024 11:30 a.m.

The telephone dial-in information will be provied on or before July 23, 2024

 

***NOTE:  The Zoom link for observational purposes will no longer be posted on the Court's website.  Counsel or Court staff who wishes to simply observe may either: (1) observe telephonically using the dial-in information above; or, (2) to the extent they wish observe with video, request panelist status from the Court (and be approved), taking care to keep their microphone muted and camera off during the entirety of the hearing(s).  Information as to how and when to request panelist status is made available on the docket, on an as-needed basis.