Chrysler holdouts must say who they are, judge says
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small group of Chrysler's lenders who have objected to the Obama administration's plan for a quick dash through bankruptcy must identify themselves, in spite of death threats, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday.
Judge Arthur Gonzalez, who is overseeing Chrysler's bankruptcy case in Manhattan, said that the lenders must disclose their identities on Wednesday morning, leaving open the possibility that some may change their minds.
"These lenders do not have grounds for (their identity) statement to be sealed," Gonzalez said at the court hearing, saying threats on the Internet did not meet the bar for such a request and that concerns about reputational harm were not subject to protection by the court. [more]