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Energy Future Bankruptcy Opens With Battle Over Venue

Before Energy Future Holdings Corp. can start fighting junior creditors opposed to the company’s more-than $40 billion bankruptcy plan, the judge overseeing the case must pick the battleground.

Minutes after Energy Future’s Chapter 11 filing hit the docket April 29, the junior creditors asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi to move the case from Wilmington, Delaware, one of the busiest bankruptcy venues in the U.S., to a federal courthouse in Dallas, just blocks from company headquarters.