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More Bills and a Hearing Schedule as SCO's Money Flies the Coop
Thursday, June 12 2008 @ 10:10 PM EDT

Lots of filings in the bankruptcy, but not many that matter. The SCO enablers want their money, and I would guess they'd like it sooner rather than later, all things considered. Mesirow has filed another bill, and so has Berger Singerman, and Tanner has an Order that it can expand its role on SCO's behalf. We have also the hearing schedule for the June 17 hearing.

What will be heard that day are two matters: the SCO motion to extend its period of exclusivity, which Novell has objected to, and the quarterly fee application matters.

Berger Singerman wants more money. This time, the bill is for $16,464.50 and $136.59 in expenses, which sounds reasonable, except when you think that Novell is facing getting a lot less than it might be due, depending on how the Utah District Court rules (pant, pant), and that Berger Singerman has already filed bills totaling $1,010,006.25 and expenses in the amount of $26,359.36.

If you add this new bill, the grand total is $1,026,470.75 and $26,495.95 in expenses. This is only one of SCO's law firms.

And, as Novell has pointed out, there is still no reorganization plan, just aborted plans and motions -- four "false starts", Novell says, and I'd call that kind -- in that they were never likely to go anywhere. But SCO was billed for them all. Their army of lawyers and financial wizards and accountants busily worked on them all, one after the other, and then sent SCO bills. And yes, once again, the largest category of work in this bill is work on some kind of plan.

A more cynical Novell might wonder, what is SCO really paying for? And maybe why didn't the court put money into a trust to protect Novell?

The very controversial SCO motion to pay York a breakup fee for a deal that never happened, as Novell designates it, has been moved back to a hearing on July 15 at 10 AM, by the way. If they keep moving it back, SCO will for sure have no money left, and it will then be moot.

Here are all the filings:

488 - Filed & Entered: 06/09/2008
Order
Docket Text: Order Approving Expansion of The Scope of Employment of Tanner LC As Accountants To The Debtors Nunc Pro Tunc To April 2, 2008 (related document(s)[461] ) Order Signed on 6/8/2008. (JSJ, )

489 - Filed & Entered: 06/09/2008
Certificate of Service
Docket Text: Certificate of Service Regarding [Signed] Order Approving Expansion of the Scope and Employment of Tanner LC as Accountants to the Debtors Nunc Pro Tunc to April 2, 2008 (related document(s)[488] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Werkheiser, Rachel)

490 - Filed & Entered: 06/09/2008
Certificate of No Objection
Docket Text: Certificate of No Objection (No Order Required) Regarding Eighth Interim Application of Berger Singerman, P.A. for Compensation for Services and Reimbursement of Expenses, as Co-Counsel to the Debtors in Possession for the Period from April 1, 2008 through April 30, 2008 (related document(s)[475] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

492 - Filed & Entered: 06/11/2008
Certificate of No Objection
Docket Text: Certificate of No Objection (No Order Required) Regarding Fifth Monthly Fee Application of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC as Financial Advisors to the Debtors for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses for the Period from April 1, 2008 through April 30, 2008 (related document(s)[476] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

493 - Filed & Entered: 06/11/2008
Application for Compensation
Docket Text: Monthly Application for Compensation (Sixth) as Financial Advisors to the Debtors and for Reimbursement of Expenses for the Period from May 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008 Filed by Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC. Objections due by 7/1/2008. (Attachments: # (1) Notice # (2) Exhibit A # (3) Exhibit B # (4) Exhibit C# (5) Certificate of Service and Service List) (O'Neill, James)

494 - Filed & Entered: 06/12/2008
Affidavit/Declaration of Service
Docket Text: Affidavit/Declaration of Service of Kimberly A. Beck re: Response to the Debtors' Second Motion to Extend Exclusivity (related document(s)[491] ) Filed by Novell, Inc.. (Greecher, Sean)

495 - Filed & Entered: 06/12/2008
Certificate of No Objection
Docket Text: Certificate of No Objection (No Order Required) Regarding Seventh Monthly Application of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, as Co-Counsel to the Debtors and Debtors in Possession, for the Period from March 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008 (related document(s)[477] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

496 - Filed & Entered: 06/12/2008
Certification of Counsel
Docket Text: Certification of Counsel Regarding Omnibus Order Approving Certain Quarterly Fee Applications (related document(s)[462], [474], [479], [460], [478] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

497 - Filed & Entered: 06/12/2008
Notice of Matters Scheduled for Hearing (B)
Docket Text: Notice of Agenda of Matters Scheduled for Hearing Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. Hearing scheduled for 6/17/2008 at 02:00 PM at US Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 6th Fl., Courtroom #3, Wilmington, Delaware. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

498 - Filed & Entered: 06/12/2008
Application for Compensation
Docket Text: Monthly Application for Compensation (Ninth) and Reimbursement of Expenses, as Co-Counsel to the Debtors in Possession for the Period from May 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008 Filed by Berger Singerman, P.A.. Objections due by 7/2/2008. (Attachments: # (1) Notice # (2) Exhibit A # (3) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)


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