Patriot Coal Wants To Speed Up Ex-Parent's Discovery

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT) -- Patriot Coal Corp. on Wednesday again urged a Missouri bankruptcy judge to speed up its former parent's release of discovery documents, arguing that the delay has unreasonably blocked it from assessing the estate's assets and potential claims, some of which stem from its contentious 2007 spinoff.

For the past eight months, Peabody Energy Corp. has been dragging its feet in complying with a examination under Rule 2004 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Patriot Coal said in a filing Wednesday. So far, Peabody has produced only...
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