Bankrupt Longview Seeks Mediator For Contractor Fight

Law360, Wilmington (January 13, 2014, 9:52 PM EST) -- Longview Power LLC asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Sunday to appoint a mediator for its ongoing dispute with several contractors over hundreds of millions of dollars in mechanics liens, to prevent the fight from holding up the coal plant operator's chance to exit Chapter 11.

In a letter to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan L. Shannon, Longview attorney Ray C. Schrock of Kirkland & Ellis LLP said that while the debtor has been engaged in “productive” settlement discussions with some contractors, the appointment of a mediator...
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