I find it odd that DL and NW filed for BK protection within hours of each other. I know the looming Oct 17 deadline played a role in their filings, but this deadline has been known for a while, and was still over a month away. I know they didn't want to lose more money out of the court's protection, but you'd think there would be at least a couple of days difference.
Do you think neither one wanted to be the main focus in the media? By filing on the same day, they are grouped together without either seeming to be in a more perilous position than the other.
Any other ideas?