In re Orleans Homebuilders Inc.

Ruling: 
Debtor willfully violated stay by retrieving steel it had delivered to debtor prepetition.
Procedural posture: 
Debtors, a corporation that built single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums and its affiliates, filed petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code and operated their businesses as debtors-in-possession. The debtors sought an order which required a company ("supplier") that sold steel to the debtors to comply with the automatic stay, and they asked the court to hold the supplier in civil contempt and for damages.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2011, LexisNexis #0311-109