The tieup is relatively minor and if it begins to effect anything he will cut the check.
Basically Eddie kept $57 million in day to day cash to prevent seamless operation. Old Sears claims he owes them this.
In return due to credit card processing times $44 million in credit receipts are in a limbo.
Eddie claims they short changed him $165 million In Inventory so he’s suing to keep the money from the cash on hand.
Unfortunately they aren’t really going to be able to come after him for the legal fees. The purchase agreement set aside cash to pay these, it may not be enough but the lawyers will be getting that pot. It was enough before this kept getting dragged out.
Other creditors can try to sue him for other stuff but the burden of proof is going to be hard the legal case expensive, all except the largest creditors probably won’t bother. Most of the largest ones were paid.