Bondholders who are owed more than $550 million by FairPoint Communications Inc. have withdrawn a motion asking a bankruptcy judge to appoint an examiner to investigate factors leading to FairPoint's Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.
A creditor committee claimed on Oct. 30 that FairPoint misrepresented its recovery prospects and that top managers sought to profit from the bankruptcy reorganization. It also questioned FairPoint's $23 million dividend payouts and the hiring of a new CEO without telecommunications experience.
On Tuesday, lawyers for the creditors withdrew the motion.
North Carolina-based FairPoint, which last year bought Verizon's land line and Internet assets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 26.