The discount shoe retailer filed for Ch. 11 protection in Missouri Eastern Bankruptcy Court, listing over $100 million in assets and $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities. The unsecured claims list is topped by a $145 million second lien term loan from Morgan Stanley, but thereafter consists mostly of Asian factories that supplied the private label and licensed merchandise that made up the vast majority of Payless’ selection. A few brands made the list, led by Fila USA, owed $5,172,156; Peds Legwear, $2,246,572; Champion Athleticwear, $1,414,407; and E.S. Originals, $1,252,736.
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