After a hearing on Thursday, September 10, 2009, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Redfield Baum was unable to decide which of the two bidders would be allowed to purchase the Phoenix/Glendale Coyotes hockey franchise.

Baum held hearings Thursday and Friday in Phoenix on whether the Coyotes, who are in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will be bought by Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie for $213 million and be moved to Hamilton, Ontario, or bought by the National Hockey League which wants to run the team, bring it out of bankruptcy and sell it to a new owner who will keep the organization in Glendale.