Complaints filed against the bridal company known as Alfred Angelo continue to mount in the state of New York. The company unexpectedly closed its doors earlier this month, leaving brides across the New York area scrambling when it came to their wedding dress.
According to the New York State Attorney General's Office, 57 people recently filed complaints with the office due to the closing of the company's stores in the state. Only two of those complaints came from New York City. The company closed a total of 60 stores on July 13 without notice to customers.
When the stores closed, the company filed for Chapter 7 under the United States bankruptcy code for liquidation. Many people, hearing through the grapevine of the closures, were able to get to a store quickly and obtain their dress. Others were not so lucky.
The people who filed the complaints with the Attorney General's Office have been contacted by the office advising them to reach out to the bankruptcy trustee assigned to the case. The trustee is working to find dresses for customers so they can receive them if already paid. Customers have also been told to dispute charges on their accounts with their credit card companies.
Any customers who fail to receive refunds for their purchases were advised to file complaints with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The company has issued an apology to its customers and provided them with a new email address to send inquiries.
Dealing with debt as a business can be even more challenging than dealing with personal debt. An experienced Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney in Long Island can help your company navigate the bankruptcy process.
Source: New York Upstate, "Alfred Angelo bankruptcy: How many people filed complaints with the state?," Elizabeth Doran, July 28, 2017