WeWork Inc. (23-19865-JKS)

This website provides up-to-date procedural and logistical information regarding the bankruptcy case of WeWork Companies LLC. Please refer to this website before contacting Chambers. If you need to contact chambers, please send an email (rather than calling) to chambers_of_jks@njb.uscourts.gov

Click the following links for more information:

  • Hearing Datesfor a list of upcoming hearing dates and times
  • Case and Docket Information - for access to the WeWork Companies' bankruptcy docket and case information
  • Transcripts - for information on how to order transcripts
  • Appearances - for information on how to make appearances if you are participating in the hearing (either in-person or via zoom), as well as information regarding pro hac vice applications
  • Courthouse Protocol - for information regarding requirments to visit the Courthouse
  • Media Inquiries - for the Court's established email address for media inquiries
  • Zoom - for zoom information regarding the next upcoming hearing

Please note that laptops are allowed in the courtroom.


HEARING DATES

Unless noted otherwise, all hearings will be conducted in-person and via Zoom Webinar

Parties, their counsel, witnesses and interpreters may have audio and visual access to court hearings via Zoom Webinar.

Pursuant to the policy issued by the Judicial Conference, the public, including members of the media,

may have audio access, but NOT video access, to the court hearing via Zoom Webinar.

 

NEXT HEARING DATES

 

FEBRUARY 20, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. 

Omnibus Hearing Date

This hearing has been CANCELLED.  All matters scheduled for this date were either withdrawn or adjourned.

 

MARCH 5, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Hearing on the remaining relief sought in the Landlord's Motion at Docket No. 1295, namely: (i) relief from the automatic stay; (ii) requiring the Debtors to seek to assume or reject the lease, and (iii) awarding attorneys fees.

This hearing will be conducted -- to be determined.

 

MARCH 20, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

Omnibus Hearing Date

This hearing will be conducted in person and via Zoom Webinar.

 

 


DOCKET AND CASE INFORMATION

Use the following link to access the bankruptcy docket and find information about the case:

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

 


TRANSCRIPTS

To order a transcript of a court proceeding, please contact the Electronic Court Recording Operator for Judge Sherwood:

Maria ("Flory") Figueira

maria_figueira@njb.uscourts.gov

(973) 776-3413

 


APPEARANCES

Unless otherwise instructed, appearances may be made in-person, consistent with Court protocol, or via an email to chambers (for attorney Presenters on Zoom). Appearances need only be made if a party's attorney intends to present argument and/or speak during the hearing. 

NOTE:  Witnesses MUST appear in person unless specifically allowed to appear via Zoom Webinar. Permission for a witness to appear via Zoom Webinar should be sought at least ten busines days prior to the relevant hearing date.

In-Person Appearances

Judge Sherwood's Courtroom is located on the third floor in Courtroom 3D.  Appearance sheets are available in Courtroom and should be handed to the Electronic Court Recording Operator, Maria ("Flory") Figueria, prior to the start of the hearing.

Remote/Virtual Appearances for Attorneys Who Wish to Participate in Hearing via Zoom Webinar

To the extent parties or their attorneys wish to participate remotely in a hearing (meaning they want to have the option to speak during the hearing), they must send an email at least one day in advance of the hearing to chambers requesting "Presenter Status."  The chamber's email is chambers_of_JKS@njb.uscourts.gov.

In the email to chambers, please provide the following information:

(1) Name of Presenter;

(2) Presenter's firm or organization;

(3) Presenter's email address; and

(4) Presenter's connection with the case and/or what party or Interest the presenter represents.

Chambers will confirm receipt of your email. In addition, each Presenter will receive an email with the link for the webinar. 

Remote Attendance at Hearing for Attorneys and Parties Only

Only parties and attorneys, who do not want the option to speak during the hearing, may attend the hearing with audio and visual capabilities by using the Zoom link provided at the very bottom of this page.

To the extent that members of the public, including the media, wish to attend a court hearing remotely, they are only permitted pursuant to the policy of the Judicial Conference to have audio and not visual access to the hearing via Zoom Webinar.

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/. For presenters, please ensure that your computer/device settings allow for video and microphone access so that Judge Sherwood may hear and see you. Please connect to Zoom at least 15 minutes prior to your hearing to ensure that you do not have any difficulty.

To appear via Zoom, members of the public, including the media, may use the dial-in information set forth below under the heading "Zoom." 

 

ZOOM APPEARANCE GUIDELINES

Be Recognizable by your Name (not phone number) when appearing via Zoom.  Please make certain, when you log into zoom, that your first and last name (and firm as well as party affiliation, if applicable) are identified. If necessary, please use the "renaming" feature on Zoom to rename yourself.

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 behavior, formality and attire (if appearing visually on Zoom).

Public Proceedings.” Please be reminded that a Zoom hearing is a “public proceeding” and the Zoom connection information is publicly available on the Court’s website.  Thus, any interested person from the public may “listen in” to the Zoom proceeding. People who “listen in” must have 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 likely be off upon entry into the Zoom courtroom.  If so, the Court requests that each person remain muted with camera off until such time as the Court directs otherwise. The Court prefers that Presenters appear with their video on; however, video is not mandatory.  If necessary, parties and attorneys may appear without video and/or may appear telephonically by dialing into the Zoom using the dial-in information. 

Speaking and Questions. Each time you speak, please 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 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. 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_jks@njb.uscourts.gov, or call Chambers at (973) 645-4693. Chambers will attempt to obtain technical help for you.

Pro Hac Vice Applications

Attorneys should file pro hac vice applications 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).

When submitting a pro hac vice application, PLEASE leave sufficient room (at least 1.5 inches) at the bottom of the first page for the Judge's signature and the date. In addition, under the title of the application, please include the following sentence on the first page: "The relief set forth on the following pages is hereby ORDERED.' 

 


 

COURTHOUSE PROTOCOL AND COURT SECURITY

With regard to COVID-19, please take note of District Court Standing Order 2023-02, which recognized that the national emergency that was declared in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 was terminated. The Standing Order is available on the website for the District Court of New Jersey under the tab for COVID-19.

The wearing of face coverings or masks is no longer required of persons seeking entry to or occupying the public areas of Court facilities within the District of New Jersey.  Although masks are not required, all persons are permitted and encouraged to wear a face covering or a mask if they so choose.

COURT SECURITY - The Court Security Officers will require everyone to go through security.  They will require cell phones, computers and I-pads to be removed from briefcases, purses, backpacks, etc.  They will also require everyone to remove their shoes, belts and possibly jewelry. This inconvenience is necessary for court safety. We thank you for your cooperation.


 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

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

 


 

ZOOM

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.

ZOOM INFORMATION FOR HEARING ON MARCH 5, 2024, WILL BE POSTED

CLOSER TO THE DATE OF THE HEARING

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

Passcode:

 

 

 

LINK FOR ATTORNEYS, PARTIES, AND COURT STAFF ONLY:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: