A federal judge in Newark has suspended the bankruptcy of sporting goods retailer Modell’s until April 30, buying the retailer time to liquidate its stores after this month’s COVID-19 restrictions temporarily shuttered its going-out-of business stores as shoppers and foot traffic disappeared.

In a March 27 teleconference hearing, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Vincent Papalia of the District of New Jersey largely agreed—with some modifications—to a consensual agreement hammered out earlier this week between Modell’s, lenders, landlords and other creditors.

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