In re Halo Wireless v. Alenco Communs. Inc. (In re Halo Wireless Inc.)

Ruling: 
Public utilities commission suits were excepted from stay as actions by governmental units in furtherance of regulatory or police powers.
Procedural posture: 
Debtor, a small cellular company, filed a voluntary chapter 11 petition, removed state court suits filed against it by local phone companies, and sought to have them and state public utilities' commissions' (PUC) actions transferred to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which ordered the suits remanded and found the PUC actions excepted from the automatic stay under § 362(b)(4). Debtor appealed.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 18,2012, LexisNexis #0712-040