Judge issues rules for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group to use cash to operate

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Published: Aug. 8, 2018 at 9:48 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 at 10:05 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The bankruptcy court has ruled on the interim cash collateral order in the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group case. The official filing of the documents today from Friday's hearing detail the judge's decision to authorize the use of cash collateral allowing the business to continue operating.

There are rules surrounding this authorization, firstly that the dealerships cannot exceed the amount created in a monthly budget. Ford has agreed to the use of cash collateral through August 16, 2018, which is the date of the next bankruptcy hearing.

The bankruptcy judge also ruled the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group employee wages, salaries and related items will be paid.

Some of the rules are:

  1. On the day of any retail sale or lease of a vehicle, or one business day from Reagor-Dykes Auto Group's receipt of any of the sale proceeds for any retail sale or lease of a vehicle that has been sold or leased on or before the date of this interim order, Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall immediately and forthwith remit to Ford Credit by electronic funds transfer all amounts received by Reagor-Dykes Auto Group up to the amount advanced by Ford Credit to Reagor-Dykes Auto Group on the vehicle.
  2. On the day of any sale or lease vehicle not floored by Ford Credit, Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall immediately remit to Ford Credit by certified funds or other immediately available funds received by Reagor-Dykes Auto Group in the amount of 80 percent of Reagor-Dykes Auto Group net sale price of the non-floored vehicle after payment of existing liens against such vehicle, taxes, registration and licensing
  3. Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall pay Ford Credit the amount of amortized curtailment/principal payments and interest due under the respective loan documents, beginning with the payments due August 2018, and each month thereafter on the dates and according to the terms set forth in the loan documents
  4. Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall provide Ford Credit with proof of the payment of any existing liens, department of motor vehicle fees and/or sales or use tax on a weekly basis
  5. Should Reagor-Dykes Auto Group receive any vehicles as "trade in" for the payment of any vehicle constituting collateral, Reagor-Dykes Auto Group should notify Ford Credit within one business day of receiving the trade-in and shall promptly pay or satisfy any liens or amounts owing against the trade-in vehicle
  6. Trades or transfers of floored vehicles by Reagor-Dykes Auto Group with any other dealers, wholesale sales, auction sales and fleet sales of greater than two vehicles are prohibited without the prior written consent of Ford Credit
  7. Vehicles in demonstration status shall be returned to the dealership on or before the close of business August 4, 2018 and shall not be returned to demonstrator status without Ford credit’s prior written consent. Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall not place any vehicles into use as service or "loaner" vehicles and shall not permit vehicles to be used for overnight test drives without Ford Credit’s prior written consent.
  8. Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall replenish the parts inventory so that the value of the parts inventory does not drop below such value as of the petition date
  9. Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall pay all sales taxes, licensing and registration fees and other obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business of an automobile dealer including all contractual obligations with customers
  10. Reagor-Dykes Auto Group shall maintain and insure Ford Credit’s collateral in amounts and levels consistent with past practice an the requirements of Ford Credit under the terms of the Loan documents
  11. All terms of the loan documents shall remain in full force effect, except to the extent they are inconsistent with this interim order

The order also states Ford Credit's authorized agents will remain on the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group premises during business operating hours. Ford Credit is authorized to continue to hold keys and titles to vehicles and to conduct audits and inspections of the collateral and Reagor-Dykes Auto Group's books and records, including all records concerning the collateral.

If Reagor-Dykes Auto Group defaults on the terms of the interim order, Ford Credit can immediately terminate its consent to use the Ford Credit's Cash Collateral.

The final hearing on the motion shall be held and is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 10 a.m. in the US bankruptcy courtroom.

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