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Bankruptcy court reschedules SCO omnibus hearing to Dec. 30 & Bert Young gets a job & Jeff Hunsaker loses one
Friday, November 13 2009 @ 06:50 AM EST

The omnibus hearing scheduled for December 22nd will be held on December 30th instead. That's the one on SUSE's motion to lift the stay, I believe, so it is one not to be missed.

And Bert Young has a new job. He is now CFO at a company called Benefitfocus, located in South Carolina.

Update: Jeff Hunsaker is out.

Here's an interview with CEO Shawn Jenkins, to give you the flavor of what they do. It's a software company. I understand it's a company that uses Linux to some degree, actually. I'm sure the techies there are simply thrilled to have Young in their midst. Note his bio leaves the SCO job off the list, which is the same pattern we noticed when he joined SCO in 2004. It must be hard to be an ex-SCO person. Or maybe it's just because he is stressing other skill sets now, like the ability to "handle rapid growth", not something he needed at SCO.

And I notice that the company is hiring, even looking for a general counsel, who will report to Young. They need a Senior Software Engineer (EDI and Java or .NET) too.

So, where did Darl McBride land, I wonder? I haven't heard anything yet. Maybe NASA could send him to the moon. I hear they found water there, so maybe he could bottle it and sell Moon Water from his Harley?

Here's the notice about the rescheduled omnibus hearing:

11/12/2009 - 958 - Notice of Adjourned/Rescheduled Hearing / Notice of Rescheduled Omnibus Hearing Filed by Edward N. Cahn, Chapter 11 Trustee for The SCO Group, Inc., et al.. Hearing scheduled for 12/30/2009 at 10:00 AM at US Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 6th Fl., Courtroom #3, Wilmington, Delaware. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Fatell, Bonnie) (Entered: 11/12/2009)
Omnibus means a bunch of things can all be heard that day, so what's left pending? I lost track myself. But Erwan has a list of what is on the agenda for the next two hearings:
[908] Order Setting Omnibus Hearing Dates.
[928] Berger Singerman's Motion to Amend Procedures for Interim Monthly
Compensation of Professionals
[935] Cahn Motion to Approve Settlement Agreement With AutoZone
[936] Cahn Motion to File Under Seal Exh A to Trustee's Motion to Approve
[941] Cahn Motion to Authorize Modification of Retention Order for Boies
[942] Wayne Gray's Motion for Relief from Stay

[908] Order Setting Omnibus Hearing Dates.
[951] Novell/SUSE's Motion for Relief from Stay Re Arbitration
[954] Motion to File Under Seal Exhibits to Declaration of Grant L. Kim
[958] Notice of Adjourned/Rescheduled Hearing

Here are Cahn's request to hire Boies Schiller under new terms and Wayne Gray's motion to lift the stay. And here's SUSE's motion for relief from the stay, so it can proceed with the arbitration in Europe. You can find all the others on our Bankruptcy Timeline page. Obviously, the one that matters is December 30th. If you can attend, please do.

Also, Pachuslki Stang has filed its 24th monthly bill:

11/12/2009 - 959 - Monthly Application for Compensation [Twenty-Fourth] and Reimbursement of Expenses as Co-Counsel to the Debtors and Debtors in Possession for the Period from August 1, 2009 Through August 31, 2009 Filed by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. Objections due by 12/2/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Notice # 2 Exhibit A # 3 Certificate of Service and Service List) (Jones, Laura Davis) (Entered: 11/12/2009)

I know. It's a joke, bankruptcy court. SCO could have paid everyone when it all began. Now... it pays professionals to stay in bankruptcy court, with the noble goal set as exiting someday as a litigation troll.

And here's the update on Hunsaker, from SCO's 8K:

On November 13, 2009, Jeff F. Hunsaker, President and Chief Operating Officer, SCO Operations, Inc. (“SCO”) announced that he will be transitioning out of the company, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Hunsaker will act as a consultant, subject to bankruptcy court approval, to SCO over the next several months in order to assist the company with its UNIX business opportunities. Senior management personnel of SCO, including Ken Nielsen, Chief Financial Officer, Alan Raymond, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Andy Nagle, Senior Director of Engineering and Hans Bayer, Vice President of International Operations will collectively assume Mr. Hunsaker’s duties and will continue to manage the business and to serve SCO’s UNIX customers in conjunction with the Chapter 11 Trustee, Edward Cahn, and his advisors. Ryan Tibbitts, General Counsel, will continue to work with Mr. Cahn in directing and pursuing the company’s legal claims.
I love that part, assisting the company with its UNIX business opportunities. Which are legion, I'm sure.

Oh, and did you notice that Hans Bayer is Vice President of International Operations again? It's only when Darl is on the stand that he isn't. Now he is. Ah! Magic! SCO! Let me count the versions of your repulsive testimonies. In fact, I think we should do a chart. Let us begin...

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