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Mobility

The Scooter Store proposes 'aggressive' sale

April 19, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The future of The Scooter Store is in the hands of prospective buyers now that it has filed for bankruptcy.The Scooter Store has outlined a post-bankruptcy business model that would involve maintaining its core product offering and streamlining its footprint, but, ultimately, those decisions will be left to whoever buys the company's assets.“We might not see the end of The Scooter Store,” said Vishnevetsky, an associate at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. “We might...

FBI, mobility, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PMD, The Scooter Store


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Speculation swirls around The Scooter Store

March 15, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - One thing is certain: The future is uncertain for one of the largest providers of scooters and power wheelchairs.Soon after The Scooter Store's announcement on March 8 that it would be furloughing the majority of its employees, industry sources began speculating on what the future holds for the company. The furlough could mean one of any number of things, they say.“If they're looking to file for bankruptcy, this may be a precursor,” said Don Davis, president of...

Duckridge Advisors, FBI, Sun Capital Partners, The Braff Group, The Scooter Store


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The Scooter Store furloughs employees

March 11, 2013HME News Staff

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - In a March 8 email from CEO Marty Landon, The Scooter Store notified its employees that they would be furloughed immediately, according to news reports.In the email, Landon said The Scooter Store has been experiencing major business challenges, which have adversely affected the company's financial condition.“As a result, we are streamlining our current operations to allow us to continue to provide service to our customers in an appropriate manner,” he said.The Scooter...

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Time running out for TSS to repay city

March 6, 2013HME News Staff

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Fifteen days remain for The Scooter Store to pay the $1.3 million that New Braunfels says the company owes the city as part of a “claw-back” stipulation from a 2009 incentive agreement, according to an article from KGNB, a local radio station. In 2009, several Texas cities were trying to woo The Scooter Store, a large private employer, away from New Braunfels. But when the city stepped in and offered $3.4 million dollars in incentives, the company opted to stay...

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Mobility

Scooter Store CEO: 'We respect' investigation

February 27, 2013HME News Staff

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - A week after federal and state agencies raided its headquarters, The Scooter Store released a statement saying it is complying with the investigation.“We respect the government's investigation and will continue to work with investigators to make sure they have access to the information they need to conclude their activities,” stated Marty Landon, CEO of The Scooter Store.Neither The Scooter Store nor the FBI has stated the reason for the investigation. When asked...

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Providers

FBI targets third California provider

November 2, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - In what's becoming a regular occurrence, the FBI has raided another home medical equipment provider in California.Agents removed boxes and equipment from the offices of Right Healthcare on Oct. 26, according to local news reports. Right Healthcare did not respond to requests for comment."The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento is being very aggressive in looking at HME companies in central California," said one source, who did not want to be named. "They are targeting oxygen...

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FBI raids California HME supplier

October 29, 2012HME News Staff

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Right HealthCare, a medical supply business based here, was raided Friday morning by FBI agents, according to an article from Bakersfieldnow.com. An FBI spokeswoman said a warrant was obtained for a search of the location, but she provided no further comment. The company, founded in 1998, is owned by Jim and Lillian Ebling, but according to a spokesman from the Kern County Assessor's Office, property taxes for the office have not been paid for the “past couple of...

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